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Who We Are

Hen Pen Paper Co. LLC is a Columbus, Ohio paper goods company providing sweet, witty and straight-forward greeting cards and other paper goods, all printed in the USA and carefully assembled in their studio by husband and wife team, Lara and Brian Henning. The modern illustrations and hand lettering created by Lara has captured the hearts of not only stationery lovers but also those that once regarded the handwritten card as old-fashioned.

Thanks so much for supporting our small business & our family!
--Lara, Brian & our sweet daughter E

How We Got Here

“I fell in love with greeting cards. I think because a card is really just a condensed version of what we really want to say to one another. I find great joy in coming up with those special words and illustrations that will communicate exactly what a person wants to say. There is no better feeling than for someone to purchase a card because I know I was able to achieve what I sought out to do. I hope to make someone smile, laugh or just say, “Hey, they totally get me!”. That’s my goal. And I love every minute of it”. --Lara


After years of working corporate design jobs and on freelance design projects that seemed to constrain my artistic abilities, I was looking for an outlet. I had ideas that I wanted other people to experience with me so I began designing greeting cards and created Hen Pen Paper Co. in late November 2011. 


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