Hey you! I'm so happy you're here. It's hard to believe we are in our 18th year of business! I launched my first line of greeting cards in 2005. Initially it was a creative outlet from my Environmental Engineering career, but it quickly became my obsession. Less than a year after it's launch, I quit my day job to run Modern Printed Matter full-time. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!

Fast forward to today, and hundreds of independent retailers carry our quirky animal themed designs. It's incredibly satisfying to think about the human connections and laughs that have been shared through giving and receiving our cards. 

Your support means the world to us. Thank you! Let's spread some joy together!

-Anna Cote
Owner + Designer


Minimizing the impact my business has on the environment is very important to me. All of our cards and calendars are printed on 100% PCW recycled paper (no new trees) and are paired with 100% recycled Kraft envelopes. Our single greeting cards are packaged in biodegradable PLA sleeves, and our card boxes are made from rPET (100% post consumer recycled water and soda bottles). Our wholesale card orders are bundled in shredded misprints and scrap paper. Whenever possible, we reuse shipping boxes and packing paper. We work with a digital printing company in NY that have been a White Badge partner with TerraPass since 2009. They have purchased over 200 metric tons of Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits.  


Animals are the inspiration and subject matter of many of my designs. It's incredibly scary to see so many of them edging toward extinction. We partner with the Center for Biological Diversity to donate 10% of our wildlife calendar sales annually to help protect endangered species. We are proud to be one of the Center's Leadership Circle donors for over six years.
The Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, water and climate that species need to survive. Visit BIOLOGICALDIVERSITY.ORG to learn more about their lifesaving work and how you can take action.