Welcome! We are James and Lisa, and we're the founders of Verdant Paper Co.
Ever since we were married in 2013, we’ve enjoyed sharing our love of adventure, road trips, and the outdoors together. Our highlight was driving our tiny hatchback across the continent to Vancouver Island and back. From the Badlands of South Dakota, the geysers of Yellowstone, the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Alberta, the coasts and forests of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, we saw a lot!
When it comes to work, we mostly took whatever part-time jobs were available to us while balancing our volunteer work. However, work for both of us came to a halt in March 2020 after COVID-19 made its way to North America. As we began to figure out our next steps, the idea for Verdant began.
Lisa had always loved to draw and paint, but never had the chance to do it professionally. But the pandemic situation had unexpectedly given her the opportunity to give it a try. Since she always loved making greeting cards and gifts for family and friends, we decided to offer cards and art prints to others.
Between the inspiration from our beautifully designed world, the environmentally-focused materials we use, and the seed paper in each card for growing flowers, our philosophy is “deeply green.” Thus, we decided on the name Verdant. We now design and print our products from our home studio in Alberta.
We truly hope our greeting cards and art prints bring joy to you and your loved ones!