About Palmy Greetings

Palmy Greetings from St. Lucia
Palmy Greetings!
My name is GP and I founded this company in the middle of one of the most revolutionary years of our time.

 As a person who has expanded my greeting card collection with every destination in my personal journey, I aspired to start my own greeting card company. As a Black Feminist researcher, I was tired of purchasing greeting cards for my colleagues that did not represent our interests and cultures. Over the years, I have stopped and restarted my art journey in hopes that I could eventually start designing greetings.
 During high school student I melded art and service by painting a mural in my hometown; in college, I volunteered at the Eric Carle museum. My business is fueled by my interests in connecting to community members - near and far. 
My post-graduate career did not plunge me deeper into the art world, so I was prepared to delay these dreams until after graduation. As we saw this year, Easter and other celebrations were cancelled; in-person gatherings were suspended; leaving many feeling isolated, not only physically, but emotionally. I decided that the timing was perfect for me to share my communication rituals with my network. More importantly, with my own business, I could infuse myself - my culture, my loved ones, my travels - in my designs. After years of sending greetings crafted by others, I decided to take matters into my hands - literally - and designed a Mother's Day Collection. With all of the loss - personal, financial, and even social - this year, now is the most important time to remind the people how much they mean to us. The cards I designed were in honor of the maternal figures in my life, who like my Grandmother that lives miles away in Jamaica, close the physical distance with hand-selected greeting cards. My initial interests and experiences have been fueled by the response from those initial collections, and requests for custom designs. 
We all need this. We all need Palmy - Flourishing, Successful, Earthy - Greetings. I hope these cards enrich you and your recipients. When you open each card, I want you to feel a burst of energy, like when I touch down in a Caribbean airport, and am greeted by the tickle of the light breeze from the palm trees on my skin. Palmy Greetings incorporate illustrations that reference people and places globally. 

As a greeting card designer I enjoy sharing my vision for seasonal and personal greetings through my online collections. As a Sociologist -in-training, I enjoy talking to customers about their intended recipeints, and the roles they played in their lives. Learn more about our Custom Greetings and "Palmy Paint 'n See" events as on the site. As a member of supportive social networks, I am ready to inspire you to celebrate love, and support a Black-owned business by sending a Palmy Greeting (or a few). 

Take your time, I'll be here when you are ready.
Don't forget to, Keep it PG.