About Botanica Paper Co.
We are a small family-run stationery brand build around the idea of thoughtful connection and communication with loved ones. We strive to create beautiful and uplifting paper goods using the highest quality materials while working with local printers and manufacturers. Guided by our passion for design and illustration, we pay special attention to details, and each one of our items is carefully inspected by hand, beautifully wrapped, and shipped from our home studio.
We cherish each and every one of our customers, striving to build enduring relationships that stand the test of time. Whether you have questions, feedback, or fresh ideas about our products and services, we're always here to lend an ear and extend a warm welcome. Your interest in Botanica Paper Co means the world to us, and we can't wait to embark on this creative journey together.
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My artistic journey began when I was just a child. I had an innate love for various forms of art and design. I loved creating with anything I could get my hands on, which led to exploring different mediums and techniques that would spark my creativity. I collected greeting cards from family members that lived in other parts of the world, and I used to hand-paint cards for friends and family on special events. I continue to hold that passion in me today, and I love applying various analog and digital techniques to whatever inspires my work.
Since 2010 my work has grown slowly and organically from humble beginnings, progressing to collaborating with prestigious companies and developing my own stationery line. I gather inspiration from the endless beauty of the natural world, botanicals, fauna, nostalgia, and the timeless folk motifs of my Romanian roots.
In January of 2023 I officially rebranded my stationery line as Botanica Paper Co. Derived from the Romanian term for botanical garden, "Gradina Botanica," Botanica embodies the essence of natural beauty and wonder. Since childhood, botanical gardens have held a special place in my heart, inspiring awe and fascination with their lush landscapes and diverse flora. In naming my company Botanica, I aim to capture the essence of these enchanting spaces, translating their beauty onto the pages of my stationery. I strive to infuse every design with the same sense of wonder and joy that I experience amidst the blooms and greenery of a botanical garden.
My hope is that our paper goods become small works of art for you to enjoy, treasure, and share with others.
~ Oana Befort | Founder, Botanica Paper Co.
Read more about Oana here.