Our Story

Welcome, Welcome!

We are so glad you landed on our site - our vision is that it is ALWAYS a fun and positive experience for you - if not, please let us know and we will make it so!

Paper Donkey has been a long time in the making, a labour of love and a result of a much overdue personal awakening. As I sit here and type this, large, fluffy snowflakes swirl around outside my window and are a perfect catalyst for reflection on my past life experiences. I've been very blessed to have had so much joy and happiness in my life. Upon peeling back the layers, however, there seems to be a rather pervasive underlying theme - a constant, daily struggle with anxiety and all the issues that surround this complicated condition.

So I sit before you here today, with a dream to help you just as I have helped myself out of some very dark holes. How is that possible you ask? Simply by using the power of the written word! Those of you that already journal on a regular basis know the wonderful results of this process. Along with a shift in thinking patterns, and the right tools, you too can see the goodness in yourself and others, begin to love your life and let your true self shine through for everyone to see! Hence, Paper Donkey was born, a site where like-minded individuals can find beautiful accessories like journals, diaries, cute pens and markers, perfect for expressing themselves and living up to their potential right NOW.

Our goals at Paper Donkey include: 

1. Sharing beautiful, unique and quirky stationery that we believe can help improve your mood, as well as your ability to work, study, organize and write (yes, even exams)!

2. Injecting a sense of lightness and fun into your life, by blending inspirational quotes, ideas and helpful life hacks, with our carefully curated pens, journals, washi tape and other awesome accessories! We want to arm you with the most gorgeous accessories to go out into the world and SPARKLE as brightly as you can!

3. Helping people "Embrace their Inner Donkey". Donkeys embody many wonderful qualities, including an amazing ability to persevere, a deep sense of loyalty, unconditional love, and even analytical thinking (did you know that donkeys can sense danger even before their owners can?). We feel lives would be greatly enriched if we begin to embrace these qualities by keeping them in the forefront and reminding ourselves of them, on a daily basis. Animals, especially our beloved donkeys, can be a beacon of light in this sometimes depressing and tumultuous world. 

 4. Starting a global conversation within our Paper Donkey Community! We want to know all about you, as well as hear what you're thinking - how you are using our products, what you like and don't like about them, how we can make your lives easier, what products you want us to carry, what your work/study space looks like and if you feel like you are thriving at your job/school or merely surviving.

Sending you warm and fuzzy vibes, and hoping you join us and ... Embrace Your Inner Donkey and Sparkle On!

Humbly at your service,

Karin and Willow

Founders of Paper Donkey