We can all get caught up in stress and resentment. And, when that (inevitably) happens, we can stay bitter OR we can take a sec to realize that we’re all “little beings on a rock orbiting a fireball in space,” to borrow the zine’s creator Kristen Drozdowski’s words. Let this zine—and the miracle of nature—take the edge of, if even for a moment. Plus, Worthwhile Paper plants a tree for each order.
Meet The Founder
Kristen Drozdowski was in her final year of college and interning at art galleries and designing silk-screened posters for exhibitions. “After graduating, I had a plethora of part-time jobs: in-house designer at a local stationery shop, calligraphy and hand-lettering for weddings, I loved it all but everything felt like a side project,” she says. Drozdowski wanted to see what would happen if she really dedicated herself to one project. “When I realized I wanted to start my own stationery and gift line, it was actually less of a leap and more of a series of careful steps. I started gently pruning away the kinds of work I was doing that didn’t align with my strongest aspirations, and focused more on nourishing what I wanted to do most, which led me to design my first small collection of greeting cards and screen prints”
Drozdowski finds joy in being able to provide things that others use to celebrate and brighten the days of their loved ones. “Making goods that nourish positive connections gives the creativity behind them an added purpose, which still fuels my ideas today.”