quirky cards + paper goods

Bristol, Rhode Island

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Announcement    💌Welcome to our little paper shop! All of our nature inspired greeting cards, note sets, personalized stationery, and calendars are printed on 100% PCW recycled paper. We're proud to say that Modern Printed Matter has been creating our paper goods for over 15 years!

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2020

💌Welcome to our little paper shop! All of our nature inspired greeting cards, note sets, personalized stationery, and calendars are printed on 100% PCW recycled paper. We're proud to say that Modern Printed Matter has been creating our paper goods for over 15 years!

Let's keep in touch! · ·



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2021 Wildlife Calendars are in and ready to ship! Bring a little nature into your home and support an important organization at the same time. 10% of our calendar sales are donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their lifesaving work.earth_americas
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About ModernPrintedMatter

Sales 34,488
On Etsy since 2007

About Modern Printed Matter

Hello! I'm a self-taught graphic designer based in Rhode Island. I launched my first card line as Modern Printed Matter nearly 10 years ago. Initially it was a creative outlet from my Environmental Engineering career, but it quickly become my obsession. Less than a year after it’s launch, I quit my day job to run Modern Printed Matter full-time. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

I grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, and my trips back home are a constant source of natural inspiration for me. When I’m not chasing around my two little boys, I’m jotting down card ideas, phrases that make me laugh, and taking pictures of things that inspire me. It’s a busy life, so it’s important to find the humor in the chaos. The sentiment of my cards reflects this - sweet and sometimes snarky.

My mission is to create little works of art that will make someone smile and want to hang on to rather than throw away. I hope to help keep the tradition of handwritten correspondence alive, and to spread a little laughter around with it. Many thanks to all of my lovely customers that make it possible for me to continue doing what I love!

Anna :)

Shop members

  • Anna

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Die Cutter

    Lawrence, MA

    A second-generation family owned die cutting and laser cutting business.

  • Digital Printer

    Rochester, NY

    A digital printing company specializing in high quality short run prints. They have been a White Badge partner with TerraPass since 2009. They have purchased over 200 metric tons of Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits.

  • Full Color Printing Press

    Braintree, MA

    We work with this great printer because they are local, delivery excellent quality prints on recycled paper!

  • Full Color Printing Press

    Cranston, RI

    A local family-owned and FSC certified commercial printing company.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2020
Hi + thanks for stopping by! I've covered the basics here, but if you have any other questions please drop me a line and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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 returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you have any issues with your order, please contact me immediately. I accept returns with 14 days of receipt. Contact me with your reason for the return (arrived damaged, wrong item shipped, etc.) before shipping. Your return must be approved before shipping it back.
SALES TAX - Please note that orders shipping to RI, WA, and PA addresses will be charged sales tax upon check out.
💌All orders are shipped via USPS Mail in the time frame indicated in the individual item listing (typically 1-3 business days). Check my shop announcements for holidays, vacations, etc. that may delay order shipping.

You will receive a shipment notification and tracking number when your order ships. Please make sure your email address on your Etsy account is current. This is the email address the confirmation will be sent to.

**International orders: Please note that customs, duties, VAT, import fees and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

**Buying a gift and short on time? Mail your gift direct to the receiver, and I'll enclose a gift card with your personal message! There is no charge for this service. Write your request in the "notes to seller" box at checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE - Wholesale inquiries are welcome. If you are interested in carrying my line, please visit my main website: or contact me at anna [!at]

COPYRIGHTS - All graphics and designs shown in this shop are the property of Modern Printed Matter. It is a strict violation of copyright law to duplicate them in any way for sale without my permission.

More information

Last updated on May 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Why is your individual card shipping rate not the cost of a postage stamp?

All greeting cards are shipped at a first class package rate so that I can provide tracking. Tracking is important for proof of delivery, and to let customers know when to expect their package. The shipping rate also includes the cost of our recycled chipboard mailers that keep your card from getting bent or damaged during shipping. The good news is that the first class package rate stays the same up to 4 ounces, so you can add more cards to your cart and save on shipping!

Why is the inside greeting printed on the back of your cards?

In addition to selling cards directly to lovely Etsy customers like you, I also have many small shops that carry my cards. The inside greeting is printed on the back of the card to prevent store customers from removing (and damaging) the packaging in order to read the inside of the card. Our logo and recycled info is also printed on the back of the card.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I love wholesale orders! Please visit the wholesale page on my main website:

Custom and personalized orders

Depending on my current schedule, I do take on custom orders for art prints and pieces ordered in bulk. Contact me with your project for more info. Please note that I do not customize single greeting card orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We currently do not offer gift wrapping, but we can enclose a gift message for orders shipping directly to the recipient. Please leave me a note at checkout with your request.