I’m Hope Meadows, the founder of Fly Paper Products in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I started Fly Paper Products 18 years ago while living in Toulouse, France. It started off by making greeting cards in English for the ex-pat community and getting the attention of a few retail stores in France. When I moved back to the U.S. in 2005, I decided to make it a full time gig, and it slowly grew into what it is today!
My love for books, bookstore and libraries are the inspiration for our fun literary and grammar themed stationery and gifts. My love for books goes way back to my childhood when my mother would take me to the local branch library in Saginaw Michigan. I remember the feeling of comfort I felt among the books and all their magical words.
I’m a wife and mom to one Son (Sacha, 20), and a step mom to (Cassidy, 26) and, yes, another (Sacha, 25). What are the odds that I would meet and fall in love with someone else who has a son with the same unique name?! I love dark roast coffee, red wine, reading a good autobiography, podcasts about anything business related or interesting and blue moon ice cream! (Michiganders will get the ice cream reference)
Here at #flypaperproducts, I have the privilege of working with a small team of passionate, FUN, and intelligent women! It is our greatest joy to create meaningful gifts for book lovers, educators and creative individuals through our amazing retail partners throughout the United States and our online shop.
Most days you can find me at a very cluttered desk, surrounded by new design ideas, prototypes, and notes on all different papers. Lots of notes! It may look messy, but I know where everything is! Ha ha!
Thank you for your support of our small, women owned and run creative business. It means the world to me that you are here! ❤️