I’m Vivian, the owner and designer of Paper and Rice Co. I've been a stationery enthusiast since childhood and I'm a proud Asian (Toishanese-Cantonese) creative! Being born and raised in Canada, I'm inspired by the memories, stories, and nostalgic recollection of my upbringing to create products in hopes of evoking an emotional connection from customers. I believe that by combining humour, creativity, and positivity, my products will help brighten their day or bring them closer to their loved ones. I strongly believe everyone has a story worth sharing and a moment worth celebrating.
It began as an idea in 2015 when I realized the products in the stationery sections at most stores rarely cater to my East Asian Canadian identity and experience. Tired by the lack of diversity, I decided to make greeting cards and other paper goods that embrace the best of both cultures. I hope this will provide others with a sense of belonging and acceptance that our experiences are equally alike as it is different.