My Story – Papelitos Lindos

My Story


About me

My name is Sandra Garcia, I’m a first-generation Latina who was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Most days when I’m not working, you’ll find me hanging out with my BFF Bruce. He’s also my production manager and keeps things running smoothly around the office. 

I am a passionate, determined, and kind person looking to continue to break through ceilings as an entrepreneur. I love my culturas, I love to dance, eat great food, learn, and create pretty things with my hands. I also really love to spend time with those closest to my heart. My family is a huge part of who I am and truly represents Papelitos Lindos to its core. The butterflies in my logo are very special to me and every time I see them fluttering around in pairs, they serve as a reminder that it’s all going to be okay. 

As I continue along this journey as a self-taught designer and solo-entrepreneur, I can say that it has motivated me to be the best version of myself as I learn, grow, and evolve.  The love and appreciation I have for my culture and the languages that I speak have given me this gift and opportunity where I get to provide my community a sense of understanding, connection, and appreciation through paper products. This has been the greatest honor of my life. This journey of entrepreneurship isn’t easy but my community is what pushes me to make all my paper dreams come true. 

 

About Papelitos Lindos: Where it all started

Papelitos Lindos was established in 2017 when I made an embossed Save the Date for my brother’s wedding. This personal project really ignited my love for creating with paper.  I noticed there was a lack of personal connection and understanding that I felt in stationery products specifically for the Latinx community. I decided to try to change this and create that representation for my community, inspired by my community, and alongside my community. 

From common phrases in English and Spanish to illustrations and designs that are derived from my culture, Papelitos Lindos is a community-oriented stationery company.  My mission is to create quality and intentional paper products that ignite a personal connection with yourself and with those you love.

In the future, I expect Papelitos Lindos to continue to grow and blossom into everything that it deserves to be providing my Latinx community with representation and personal connections anywhere stationery products are sold.

~Sandra Garcia  Founder & Owner

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