WittyGrittyPaperCo

Cards & Desk Accessories That Sound Like You

Buffalo, New York
1,718 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to the Witty Gritty Paper Co, an indie stationery line founded in 2014 by a mother & daughter, on a mission to create the kind of things that make you say “it’s like it was taken right out of my brain!” Based in Buffalo, NY. All silver-tongued optimists welcome here.

All cards are designed in New York, & printed in California. They are made with 100% recycled paper and vegetable inks. We employ an offset shipping program for every order placed. All of our products are made in the U.S.A.

Give us a follow on Instagram for some stationery adventures and special surprises! @TheWittyGrittyPaperCo

Orders are shipped out 1-3 business days after they are placed. Please keep in mind that orders with rush shipping added still have this 1-3 business day processing time - thank you so much for understanding, you're a gem!

Questions? Reach out! We're real friendly, we promise! :)

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 5, 2019

Welcome to the Witty Gritty Paper Co, an indie stationery line founded in 2014 by a mother & daughter, on a mission to create the kind of things that make you say “it’s like it was taken right out of my brain!” Based in Buffalo, NY. All silver-tongued optimists welcome here.

All cards are designed in New York, & printed in California. They are made with 100% recycled paper and vegetable inks. We employ an offset shipping program for every order placed. All of our products are made in the U.S.A.

Give us a follow on Instagram for some stationery adventures and special surprises! @TheWittyGrittyPaperCo

Orders are shipped out 1-3 business days after they are placed. Please keep in mind that orders with rush shipping added still have this 1-3 business day processing time - thank you so much for understanding, you're a gem!

Questions? Reach out! We're real friendly, we promise! :)

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Meredith and Melinda Preve

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Meredith and Melinda Preve

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About WittyGrittyPaperCo

Sales 1,718
On Etsy since 2015

There's a write way and there's a wrong way

Your brain alights with the memory, upon seeing that New Year’s Eve snapshot of the two of you pinned by its corner on the fridge – her birthday is next week. Yes of course, it’s always right after Mardi Gras. How did it slip your mind? Knowing full well that the limp cards languishing in the big box store aisle just aren’t going to cut it, you scramble to your computer. You’ve got to to come up with something pretty darn great- it is her, after all. Gah, so many of them are generic city, and the idea of sending an e-card leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Oh, and don’t even get me started about the shipping situation.

Take a deep breath, sip on a chocolate milkshake, try to relax. You’ve found the Witty Gritty Paper Co, a mother/ daughter led team that just became your secret weapon for every important occasion. With over half a decade of experience in specialty printing and creative writing, we work every day to build you a one-stop-shop that’ll instantly put your name at the top of the “Most thoughtful friend!” list for years to come. With exclusive cards in every category, our speedy, 79 cent shipping on any single card order, easy-peasy Rush Shipping add-on, and especially our “Mail It For Me” service, you can think of us as your new personal stationery concierge.

No more last minute scrounging through the stack of free cards you got from that charity or sneezing on that grocery store card, trying to make up for its uninspired text by being plastered with glitter. You’ve found something better. Our designs have been featured in Buffalo Magazine, Stationery Trends, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post just to name a few. To date, Meredith has amassed a personal collection of over 1,500 greeting cards, so trust us, we know a good piece of snail mail when we see it. Ready to get writing?

Shop members

  • Meredith

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Co-founder and creative director. Current title holder of the "world's largest collection of greeting cards" in the East coast. Sprit animal: Border Collie Favorite Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Movie: "You've Got Mail" (Duh)

  • Melinda

    Owner, Assistant, Customer Service

    Co-founder and sunshine-y bean counter. Will geek out about offset vs. digital printing to anyone who asks. Spirit Animal: Chameleon Favorite Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Movie: "Sleepless In Seattle"

Production partners

  • Pencil Imprint Factory

    Bishop, CA

    We are lucky to have the help of a small, family-owned pencil factory in CA, to make our pencils the best of the best.

  • Super Eco-Friendly Print Shop

    Richmond, CA

    We brought in the most amazing print shop in Cali to help us out by being a ringer in producing our cards! They produce everything in accordance with the strictest environmental standards and we are proud to say the quality is superb!

  • Small Notepad Factory

    NM, United States

    We're lucky to have found a small factory in the southwest to produce our 100% recycled notepads & sticky notes!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2019
Hi there! Please review our policies below before purchasing so there aren't any wrinkles in your Witty Gritty experience. Don't worry, we know what it feels like to be treated like gum on the bottom of a shoe when you're dealing with some companies customer service. That will never happen with us. We've got your back. :)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. Due to the difference in monitor settings between computers, we cannot accept returns for items that look different to you in person. We try our very best to represent our products as accurately as possible using natural light and high-quality images. Thank you for understanding!

Exchanges maybe granted on a case-by-case basis. Please get in touch for further details.
Payment
Payment is due at time of checkout. We accept Paypal, all major credit cards & Etsy gift cards. We do not accept personal checks or money orders via mail and apologize for any inconvenience.
Shipping
Processing Time: Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed and shipped. Anticipate it being closer to 3 days during the holiday season.

Domestic: To keep shipping fees as low as possible for you, we ship all of our single card orders in envelopes using good old stamps. This option does not come with tracking. Alternatively, If you’d like your card shipped in a rigid mailer w/ a tracking number you can select this option at checkout. All orders larger than a single card ship as USPS First-Class packages and come with tracking numbers. Domestic orders usually arrive in 3-5 business days, but can take up to 2 weeks.

International: We do ship internationally, however we cannot promise your package will arrive by a certain date. Sometimes packages are held up in customs for seemingly no reason, and transit times vary wildly. We ship overseas with international stamps for single card orders & USPS First Class International Mail for packages, which is the only cost effective option. There is no tracking for international orders. We are not responsible for any additional customs tariffs or charges that your country imposes on your package, nor can we predict what they might be. International orders usually arrive in 1-4 weeks but can take as many as 6.

Expedited Shipping: Rush shipping is available on every single item for an extra postage fee, however please note that our 1-3 day processing time still applies to orders with rush shipping added. If you’re not sure if your item will arrive in time, please get in touch with us via Etsy convo to discuss your options. We’ll be happy to see what we can do for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Lost Packages: Although rare, upon occasion, orders can get lost in the mail, delaying their arrival to you. Most packages lost in transit usually find their way home eventually, but unfortunately once it is in the hands of the post office, it is out of our control.

We are happy to send a replacement free of charge if your item was damaged or lost in transit or if we made a mistake and sent the wrong thing. Keep in mind that we are real people with real feelings and occasionally make mistakes.

Looking for wholesale info? Please visit this page on our website to get the ball rolling: https://thewittygrittypaperco.com/wholesale/

More information

Last updated on Jan 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How long will my order take to get to me?

All orders ship out from our Buffalo, NY studio within 1-3 business days from the day they are placed. After that, depending on the selected shipping method you can expect them at your door after another 3-5 business days (for domestic orders) and 1-6 weeks (for International orders.)

Rest assured, we know that cards are often a time sensitive animal and we’ll work to get them to you as fast as possible every time.

What if I need my order faster?

We totally get it, sometimes last-minute is a way of life. If you need your order expedited, then all you have to do is add rush shipping to your order. You should see this option listed at checkout when you select your preferred shipping method. Please keep in mind that our 1-3 business day processing time still applies to orders with rush shipping added.

We always want to help, but we process orders in the sequence they are received, and it’s not fair to jump anyone to the head of the line.

Do you have shipping guarantees for the holidays?

Good question! We’re so glad you’re thinking proactively. For most major holidays we have a shipping cut-off date. Cut-off dates are usually in the shop announcement, or home page. We guarantee on-time delivery only if you order by our cut-off dates. If you order later we will do our best to get it to you, but no pinky promises! If you’re not sure wether your order can get to you in time, get in touch and we’ll personally walk you through your options.

Where & how are your products manufactured?

All of our cards are offset printed using 100% vegetable inks in Point Richmond, CA, USA. Our notepads are printed on recycled paper in New Mexico, and our pencils are painted, assembled and foil-stamped in Bishop, CA. All of our products are designed by us in Buffalo, NY.

Do you offer wholesale?

That's a hearty yes. We love working with indie retailers. Please visit the link below to get the ball rolling!

https://thewittygrittypaperco.com/wholesale/

Can you customize a card for me?

Although we would love to create the perfect card for everyone’s specific needs, our cards are printed carefully in large batches, and therefore it’s not possible to change a design (even a little bit) to sell just once.