Coleen and I started our little greeting card making empire, PaperFreckles in 2009 initially creating custom invitations for brides and logos for small businesses. What we eventually discovered was we did NOT enjoy creating custom invitations for brides and logos for small businesses. What we DID enjoy was laughter and silliness. So, seeing as how I’ve never fully matured into a functional adult* we thought we’d use my sarcastic, mid-brow** humor and illustrations and Coleen’s eye for detail to create snarky, funny greeting cards to poke fun at all of life’s little complexities. Our inspiration comes from the “way too serious” world around us, our silly day-to-day banter and sometimes way, way too much coffee.
Even when we’re not creating greeting cards that are sometimes barely socially acceptable, we spend time being creative in the kitchen & love to dote on our 350 pounds of furry children – Grace, an Akita, and Jude & Max, our rescue Great Pyrenees.
* Seriously, who has?!
** We totally made that word up.
Joe & Coleen Akers - PaperFreckles
Find PaperFreckles at the following upcoming market!
Over The River Valentine's Vend
perk!, 2620 Buford Rd
North Chesterfield, VA
With local vendors and fantastic handmade treats and gifts set in a casual shopping experience, The Valentine's Vend will be THE place to get a perfect gift for your loved one - or just to treat yourself!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
PaperFreckles accepts PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards and all major credit cards. If using eChecks through Paypal, we'll ship your order as soon as the payment clears.
We make regular shipments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so order processing is typically between 1-3 days on all orders. Occasionally, we may be out of stock on your item in which case we will notify you of the slight delay while we restock inventory.
International orders may take 1-2 weeks and domestic shipments between 3-7 days. Expedited shipping is available - convo us to discuss.
All items are shipped via USPS first class unless otherwise requested. PaperFreckles is not responsible for lost or damaged shipments by the US Postal Service after shipment.
PLEASE NOTE: We ship to the ETSY address provided so please make sure it is correct or it may delay shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will provide refunds or exchanges only if there is visible damage to the items, and the issue is reported within 3 days of receiving it via USPS. All returns must be mailed back by the buyer at his / her expense. Once we receive the item and site the damage, we'll be happy to mail out a new item.
PLEASE NOTE: PaperFreckles is not liable for items lost in the mail.