eyva on Feb 4, 2017
came quickly and was what I expected
great design & super friendly + helpful shop owner
love the message & design
bought for my sister's birthday, she loves it!
love the design! Not a very shiny paper though.
Sea + Lake Paper Co.
We started this shop because it encompasses all the things we love to do - design, make, photograph, make people happy, and spend as much time as we can together and with our dog, Brodie.
We both have a background in photography and Alicia also has a background in graphic design. The idea for greeting cards came along when I was reminded by my grandmother that, as a child, if you ever lost me in a department store, you could pretty much guarantee I was on the floor in the greeting card section, reading every single card. Also, in the first year I knew Alicia, I sent her a card for pretty much every occasion. Birthday! Graduation! I Miss You! It's Tuesday! I'm Coming to Visit Soon, Get Excited! Etc, etc. So. I love cards. :)
We're control freaks, so every aspect of our creative process is done at home, where we can ensure quality. We work together to come up with concepts for cards, art prints, knitwear, and accessories, and then we each take care of different aspects of making - Alicia sketches, inks, scans, and finalizes designs in adobe illustrator, and then I colour match, print, score, fold, trim, and then we both package and organize cards and other paper goods. (I couldn't draw if my life depended on it.) We both knit in our 'downtime' (aka 'watching reruns of our favourite tv shows and brainstorming card ideas'), and every once in a while, I raid the local hardware store and salvage wood to build new stuff for our studio and home.
We hope you like the things, use the things, enjoy the things, wear the things, and then share the things.
Have an amazing day!
Christina & Alicia
Maker, Designer, Owner
I'm a Graphic Designer with a BA in Visual Communications, who loves to make, whether it's with my hands, computer, or paper and pen. I like making stuff & things! Oh, and you can win my love with coffee.
Owner, Photography, Shipping, Managing
Hello! I'm a photographer and a maker living in Toronto, Ontario with my wife Alicia and our adorable mess of dog, Brodie.
Brodie (Sir Brodes McGodes III)
Hi I'm adorable and wonderful but also a huuuuuge brat. SCRATCH MY CHIN, NOW.
Environmentally Friendly Offset Printers
Toronto, ON, Canada
We chose to work with this printer for their commitment to sustainability and their dedication to superior quality! They print and assemble all of our greeting cards, gift wrap, and notepads.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
Unfortunately we cannot customize any of products at this time. Sorry!
We offer all of our products to shops at wholesale prices, please fill out an application at http://seaandlake.com/wholesale, and we'll get a line sheet and our Etsy Wholesale info over to you right away!
Gift wrapping and packaging
We don't offer gift wrapping (we really suck at it. It's pretty sad.) but we can include a hand written note in any package! Please let us know in the notes to seller what you'd like in the note. We do not include invoices in any packages in order to reduce paper waste. You can find your invoice in the Purchases and Reviews section on Etsy.