About Papallama

Send it, keep it, frame it. Papallama paper goods are designed and printed in-house, with the help of a vintage letterpress named Barbara ...and our card sleeves are 100% biodegradable!

We believe in:

Human Connection:

We believe human connection is everything and that writing a card is the next best thing to being there in person. Humor is not only medicine, it’s as necessary as freakn’ air.

How we make it:

Send it, keep it, frame it. Papallama paper goods are designed and printed in-house, with the help of a vintage letterpress named Barbara ...and our card sleeves are 100% compostable!

What we do:

Telling someone you love them, or are thinking about them, or making them smile without even being there is super powerful. We want you to connect in a real way, with a real tangible thing, that someone cared about making, and send a good feeling they can hold on to.

Meet Our Team:

We may be small, but we're mighty!

Risa

When she’s not wearing all the hats in the business, she’s focusing on Snacks and Naps. She's the one cranking up the tunes, singing to your cards to make sure each card is infused with good vibes. Can you feel it? Other creative loves include: sewing, making random stuff out of cardboard, and is currently obsessed with making ceramics in the shape of breakfast foods. Check out her personal IG page: @RisaCulbertson

Harold

Resident grump. He may be made out of fabric and ping pong balls, but he somehow continues to inspire the team daily. His pastimes include: sighing, eyerolling, and complaining about coffee prices.

Babs

She’s the 1949 Heidelberg Windmill that prints all our letterpressed goods. Her former and only other owner, Francis, was an SF native who took care of her until he passed away in his 90s. When fellow printer friends went to get her, Francis’ last print was still in the chase, “Thank you for being you.” *tears*

Read more about Babs here.

Jill

Magician. When she’s not wrangling spreadsheets, packing up orders, and making sure all the ducks are in a row, she’s working hard getting a joint Master’s Degree in Public Policy and MBA. Jill also happens to make the best pies.