2009 marked the beginning of Gracefully Yours AND Church Kitchen Ladies brand product in Boulder, Colorado. The company was founded by Rick and Carla Tocquigny, 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.
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.
Finally, our company has a special love for Church Kitchen Ladies. Serving over 12 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.