From Left: Java, Zoe, We make 20 boxes per time/design.


Paper Russells' founder and CEO Myunghye [MH] started the company with her two Jack Russell Terriers, Java and Zoe on Nov. 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the time, they wanted to give a nice gift for a dear friend, Jasmine the Poodle, who'd just had a litter of the cutest pups they’ve ever seen but, couldn't find anything -- not even a card! – anywhere. So, that inspired the three to start Paper Russells, creating eco-friendly stationery and gifts for pet lovers. The company relocated to Ogden, Utah in 2012 now back dropped by Wasatch Mountains where they enjoy four seasons.


MADE IN USA The company sources all the material within USA, e.g. Grrreen boxes from Boston, displays from New Hampshire, and envelopes, frames, cello bags, and boxes from California. We print locally, small amounts per design to reduce waste.

SMALL PRODUCTION Paper Russells carries over 1000 products with 500+ original illustrations of pets and animal images. To keep all the products available for every order was a huge challenge. We solved the inventory control issue by working with a high-tech digital press located nearby. For example, every “Grrreen Box Notes”, we make only 20 boxes per design each time – once our local printer sends us just that many cards, we put them together one box at a time by hand in our studio here in Ogden, Utah.

MORE THAN SIMPLY RECYCLED For Grrreen Box Notes and Greeting Cards, we use premium recycled paper that is 100% recycled (PCW), heavy weight (100LB) cover stock, processed chlorine free, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, manufactured with 100% renewable green electricity, and also Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).
Our DogPride and NatureCollection Cards are printed on premium recycled paper that is 30% and 100% PCW content, 80LB cover, and acid free paper made with electricity offset with certified wind power certificates.

FAIR PRICES Considering using the highest quality material all made in USA in small quantity production, our prices are competitive with mass produced products using cheap labor in overseas factories because we have very lean and efficient processes using advanced technology.