Find out more about our Birthday card shop here.

We are The Paper People aka Johnny and Bronwen working from a small studio in Dunedin, Aotearoa. We started The Paper People out of a desire to create a range of greeting cards that are designed and made in NZ and are kind on our planet.

With our combined skills of Bronwen's illustration and graphic design, and Johnny's background in planning, The Paper People was launched in 2020. With the arrival of covid we saw a gap for personalised cards for family and friends wanting to send cards to people in NZ and since then have sent hundreds.... We love making sending a card easy.


Our Tree Planting Charity 🌿

When we started The Paper People we decided to support Million Metres (part of Sustainable Business Network), a charity who plant native trees around the waterways of our beautiful country. We give a 5¢ donation for every gift card you buy towards restoring Aotearoa's waterways. The project we are currently supporting is WAI Wānaka who are a community group made up of passionate individuals with a shared vision of healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.

Million Metres first partnered with WAI Wānaka back in 2017 to support the Wānaka Water Project, which has already enabled more than 18,000 native plants and trees to be planted along waterways in the catchment. Funds raised will continue this mahi, helping WAI Wānaka to reach their goal of planting 24,000 plants and trees by 2023.


  • Our Cards

    Our greeting cards are printed using beautiful eco-friendly FSC© certified recyclable paper and a digital offset printing method which gives a finish much like traditional printing. Printing digitally means we can print small runs with no wastage. Our ink is compostable and the printer is carbon neutral - how cool is that.

  • Our commitment to sustainability

    When we began The Paper People we wanted to be as sustainable as possible. Our packaging is made here in NZ by R3pack and noissue who both strive to be as sustainable as possible and our orders are delivered by NZ Post which commits itself to being carbon neutral.