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About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 Hello and Welcome !

Hello, I’m Darah, founder of The First Snow. Creating pretty things for others to cherish and enjoy has always been what makes my heart warm. I’ve been an artist and an entrepreneur ever since I was a teenager. After graduating from art school, starting my own apparel company, and raising a family, I was ready for a new creative adventure. In 2015, I had a vision that brought my personal creative style to a new project—stationery. I immersed myself in the world of dainty papers and patterned envelopes and started The First Snow. I believe in the importance of handmade, artisan crafts having a place in the market. Our products are sold in fine retail establishments across the country, but as a small business, we are passionate about maintaining a personal, inviting feel. My husband, Tim, recently came on board with The First Snow full time. He brings 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations management to the business. Together, we strive to offer excellence in design, quality, and customer experience in the paper correspondence market. On an average day, I can often be found in my in-home studio dreaming up magical new designs. Our whimsical, charming style is inspired by my fondness for all things lovely—twinkling lights; little forest critters; and, of course, each year’s first snow. My goal is to make pieces that are almost too pretty to give away. When you send a piece from The First Snow to a loved one, you’ll wish you could keep it for yourself. I’m thrilled to share our collection with you. In it, we showcase classic elements of our style, such as pastel florals, elegant lettering, and our signature gold foil envelopes, paired with fresh designs for the new season. Whether you’re celebrating a sweet occasion or telling a special someone how much they mean to you, we hope our designs will inspire you to see the wonder of this season—and to share that wonder with someone else. Thank you for inspiring me to keep creating.