Lily Jane Stationery

I’ve been making cards and writing notes since I can remember. Little notes to friends, cards for teachers, letters sent abroad. I’ve been selling them for just over a year now in my shop, Lily Jane Stationery, whose name was inspired by my daughter.




Sweet Lily was born in June of last year with a malformed brain. Her condition was incompatible with life, but (amazingly) we got to keep her for six whole weeks, four of which were in our own home. She was a little light in our lives and brought so much joy to our family. When she left, I knew I wanted to do something good with her name; something that could help others like her and preserve her memory. I started the stationery shop soon afterward and donate 10% of all Lily Jane proceeds to March of Dimes. My hope is that the donations made will help make someone else’s life, someone who finds themselves in a similar situation, just a little bit easier.





My designs have a simple, slightly whimsical aesthetic. I enjoy using my own sketches and quotes that inspire me in my work. I especially enjoy doing custom work; they’re always so much fun to make and there’s nothing that can beat bringing someone’s vision to life. I hope you enjoy them, too.


Post by guest blogger: Meredith Church from Lily Jane

9 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE stationary too! - i still send out hand written letters to friends and family as like tokens of my appreciation! - i LOVE the lil bird ones!!

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J. Rene' said...

Your stuff is beautiful. What an amazing story that goes along with it! Thank you for sharing.

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Jenny said...

What a little dollface. Your story made me cry. Thanks for sharing, and I love your stuff!

Joanna Goddard said...

this is so moving. she was so lucky to have you. xo thank you so much for sharing your story. and your stationery is beautiful and inspired. xoxo

love, rebecca violet said...

Wow. Your blog is such an inspiration to me. I think this was my favorite post.

the emily said...

Lily is one beautiful baby. Thank you for sharing her sweet story with us. I love your stationery as well, very well done.

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adorninc said...

You are so lovely. I just think that it's such a nice way to honour your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I had a very similiar situation w/my first child, Luc. I too am trying to create something to honor him - it's taking awhile but your story has inspired me to keep pushing forward. Thank you! And you Lily is beautiful by the way.

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