Kathy Davis touches over 100 million consumers annually through her expressive and joyful greeting cards. Beloved by millions of Americans for her whimsical style and uplifting sentiments of giving and sharing joy, Kathy Davis is a true woman entrepreneur who turned a passion into a business. Kathy’s own story is as inspiring as the messages in her greeting cards. An entrepreneur from an early age, Kathy taught art for 10 years before launching her card business from her home in 1990. A divorced single mom, she was determined to turn her love of art and her design and calligraphy skills into a full-time business, working diligently at a small drawing table in her bedroom. From those humble beginnings in Pennsylvania, Kathy launched her design company when she created several handmade greeting cards to show at the National Stationery Show in New York. Using an empty Godiva chocolates box to hold her “portfolio” of greeting cards and artwork, she walked the show speaking with manufacturers and showing her designs. Since that time, Kathy has touched the hearts of millions of Americans with 1,000 sku’s created each year. Through its extensive collection of over 34,000 designs and messages, the company has an array of licensed merchandise such as greeting cards, fabric, bank checks, calendars, gifts and housewares. Kathy Davis has become one of the leading and most respected designers and visionaries in the business, touching millions of people, with more than 40,000 Kathy Davis cards purchased every single day.
Kathy’s mission, then as now, is to ‘Scatter Joy – Joy through Art, Joy through Living, Joy through Giving.” An avid lover of nature, and color enthusiast, Kathy’s belief in giving back and “scattering” joy pervades all aspects of her life and art. And, as a creative woman entrepreneur, she understands the journey and process of turning a passion into a business, a dream for so many people.