About Us

2009 marked the beginning of Gracefully Yours AND Church Kitchen Ladies brand product in Boulder, Colorado. The company was founded by Heather Barnes. Her team is made up of designers, writers and publishers that had successfully built card and gift lines for Celebration Greetings, Paramount and Lawson Falle. 

Now based in the Austin, Texas area, we believe in celebrating life and personal connection. We also believe in the gift of a handwritten card or note as one of the best ways to support each other through life's ups and downs.  Heather is also one of Austin's leading photographers with a focus on food, etiquette, and home interior design. Visit www.heatherbarnes.com for more information. 

We work directly with independent artists from around the world, co-crafting a line of high-quality paper greeting cards that include visually intriguing images, thought provoking sentiments, and sometimes just plain old fun! Our wide variety of artists, each offering a different look and feel, results in a unique collection of greeting cards that inspire, celebrate, sympathize and encourage those we love and support. 

At Gracefully Yours we not only believe in creating unique and beautiful greeting cards, but also in producing them in the best way possible. We strive to be conscientious and fair in all aspects of our business. We nurture relationships built upon integrity, honesty and respect – with the artists we work with, the vendors we patronize, and the customers we serve.   All of our cards are printed using FSC-certified paper stocks with recycled content, environmentally responsible printers, and select high quality materials that allow for products that are both well-made and beautiful. In addition, each and every one of our cards is inspected and assembled by hand.  Every card that we create is designed and produced with care, so that we end up with a collection that we would not only use ourselves, but also are incredibly proud to share.

More about us 
Gracefully-Yours is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to social expression excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of inventing products that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one.

Our mission is to lead as a customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with you, the customer, as our top priority.

You'll also hear us say at Gracefully Yours, it's always "Day 1."​ What do we mean?
That our approach remains the same as it was on Gracefully Yours' very first day - to make smart, inspirational, connected, common sensical decisions, and focus on delighting our customers.

Finally, our company has a special love for Church Kitchen Ladies. Serving over 20 million volunteers across 300,000 churches in the US, part of our vision is to encourage and celebrate those that serve their communities....just like Church Kitchen Ladies do....everyday. The home church for Church Kitchen Ladies happens to be St. Paul's Lutheran in Taylor, Texas where two of our Lady characters originated...Jeannie and Janell. Come by and visit their special kitchen and get a dollop of hospitality. Church services start at 9:15 every Sunday, followed by an extraordinary brunch....just for you.