Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease which affects every organ in the body. Lungs and digestion are the hardest hit, so every day is literally a fight for breath and life.
We are humbled that what began as way to raise awareness and create hope in our own lives, has has grown into a nationwide paper company. Thank you for coming along this journey with us.
In 2009, our family moved to the mountains of Colorado where our youngest daughter Lily could thrive in the crisp clean mountain air and exercise her lungs to help fight the effects of cystic fibrosis. We began to sell handmade valentine cards at the local Aspen bookstore to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis and to support Lily staying in tip-top shape.
Ski bear cards were made next and sold throughout Colorado--little did we know they would become iconic and highly sought after! Then stores started to request designs featuring more animals, landscapes and skis! Quickly the collection expanded to include gondola, mountain, barn, horse, cat, and dog cards. Naturally, mermaids and whales followed ;)
So in 2016, we made the hobby official and co-founded Lilybart LLC. Why the name? Because Lillian (Lily) Bartholomew Royer is fondly referred to as ‘Lilybart’ by her great-grandmother. So we chose this endearing moniker as the name of our endeavor to bring joy through our creations, while raising awareness on Cystic Fibrosis and providing access to integrative medicine.
And now, Lilybart has grown from a local Aspen card purveyor to a national greeting card and paper company!
Each of our original designs begins with a sketch. Then paper is cut – a lot of paper! Hand-cut images are constructed from colorful cardstock and magazines that are recycled from our local library. Then we scan our creations and send them to our printer who uses sustainable practices and eco-friendly materials to bring it all together!
Our art is inspired by nature, playing in our Colorado Rocky Mountains, the lure of the sea, and our love for animals. Playful characters and creations bring color & beauty to daily life in the form of greeting cards, charming box card sets, gift wrap, gift tags, notepads and journals. We hope Lilybart reminds you to sprinkle a dash of whimsy into every day.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”