Calypso cards is an independent publisher and distributor of distinctive and contemporary greeting cards and related gift products that are sold through specialist retailers in the US and Canada. Our lines include classic and contemporary art cards that we publish ourselves under the CARTE, Little Branch, OCD and The Crimson Press brands, as well as humor lines that are
witty, sassy, fun and sometimes a little edgy, such as Molly & Fig, Naughty Betty, Queenie and Love, Foxy, and our own humor line, Selfish Kitty. We also distribute J&M Martinez, Gallardo, Liz & Pip, Art Press, Lagom, and Anna Wright. The company is a woman-owned business that was founded and is managed by Nicky Burton, a veteran of the greeting card industry with a passion
for the business and customer service, and it has grown sucessfully over the years by adding lines and products to its offerings. Our offices are housed in a renovated mill in Concord, MA with lots of windows and skylights and walls that are painted purple, magenta and a variation of our signature green! This is where all the customer service, sales support, product development
and marketing takes place. Our team of independent sales reps support our customers across the U.S. Our product is also distributed in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Although we carry a limited number of lines in order to be able to give each the attention it deserves, we are always open to reviewing new lines and artwork. We specialize in developing, producing,
marketing and selling cards, thus freeing up the artist to work on the creative side of their business. To submit new work please see the Submissions Guidelines page.
Sarah joined Calypso in 2011, starting with a focus in sales and currently manages receiveables and works on sales analysis. She graduated from the university of Mary Washington in Virginia with a Business degree and has been working in the Greeting Card industry since 2000. She lives just north of Boston with her husband Ian, children Brody and Kenzie and dog, Hunter. She loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, taking walks in the great outdoors, reading, and days at the beach
Nicky Nicky founded Calypso in 2004 when she happened to find herself in the right place at the right time. She has worked in the Greeting Card industry since 1995 and before that was a Sales Rep for Penguin Books in France. Never one to do anything half-heartedly, when she is not working she loves windsurfing, dancing and travel.
Theresa Theresa has been with Calypso Cards almost from the beginning. She has had a hand in almost all areas of the company and now concentrates on managing inventory. When she's not in her corner office, you might find her in the corner of a wrestling ring!
Kim Kim Reardon came to Calypso Cards with five years retail experience - quite a feat considering she has only celebrated six Birthdays! Yes, you guessed it, she is a Leap Baby! She is excellent at working with customers and keeping people happy. She moved here from Springfield a few years back with her fiancé Eric, and their two cats (Chooky and Nemo). She enjoys camping and going back to Springfield to visit friends and family.
Marybeth Marybeth had ten years experience in the greeting card industry with she joined Calypso. Previous career experience includes outside sales and management. She lives in Franklin, MA with her husband Craig and their three children - Sara, Ben and Jack. She enjoys watching her kids sporting events, biking, tennis and time at the beach.
Betsy Sarles, Calypso Cards' art director is a graphic designer with a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Lexington, MA and with her husband owns the Philidor Company. She has two children, Milo and Zelda, as well as large and small dogs and a backyard full of chickens. Her career has spanned design and production work in the fields of art and architecture, as well as in specialty books.
Shayla has been with Calypso since 2007. She's worked in many areas of the company, but her current focus is sales & marketing. Most of her time is spent working in the office but you can also find her on the road in the Boston area, servicing her accounts and several times a year working the tradeshows. She is roomies with Calypso's mascot, Raisin, who loves doing the Bunny 500 around the office when he visits. Her interests include reading, traveling, sewing, cooking, genealogical research and getting her excercise groove on at the gym.