Shipping & Orders

Where do orders ship from?

We ship from our studio in Ypsilanti, Michigan

When will my order ship?

Orders are processed promptly and typically shipped the same or next business day! If we have any concerns or questions about your order, you will be notified immediately by the email you provided at checkout.

How long will delivery take?

All orders ship via USPS First Class Mail, which typically takes 2-4 days within the United States, but may take up to 5-7 days for remote areas.

Expedited shipping can be requested, please email us soon after your order is placed.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes!  All international orders are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail and generally take around 10-28 business days. 

We do our very best to ship your goods out as quickly as we can, but please let us know if your order is taking longer than it should based on the above USPS time frames. Worthwhile Paper is not responsible for customs costs or tax duties that may apply.  

May I include a gift note with my order?

Most definitely! Please include the wording for your note when you check out. This is one of our favorite things to do!

What payment methods do you accept?

Worthwhile Paper accepts all major credit cards, apple pay, shop pay, and Paypal.

We are not required to charge sales tax outside of the State of Michigan. Orders placed within Michigan will be subject to a 6% sales tax.

What is your return policy?

You may return an unopened / unused purchase within 14 days from receipt of your order and receive a full refund for the item(s). Shipping costs are non-refundable, and the return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. 

What is your privacy policy?

We respect and protect the privacy of our customers. Your information is used only to fulfill your order and will not be distributed to third parties.

Is there going to be a lot of plastic packaging in my order?

Absolutely not! We ship all retail orders plastic-free. Your order will be protected though - we use recycled paper ‘bubble wrap’, kraft wrap, and packing paper leftovers we save from other orders for padding and safety. We love earth.

How do you plant a tree for each sale?

We have partnered with One Tree Planted, a non profit that facilitates reforestation projects with donations for individual trees! At the end of each year, we use our sales reports to tally up each and every order, big and small, and donate to plant as many trees as orders we have gotten. 

Products & Process

Who designs your products?

Inspired by the beauty of simplicity, artist Kristen Drozdowski creates each one of our designs by hand with love and care.

How are your products printed?

We screen print our flagship paper products in-house, by hand. Screen printing is a multi-step process of printing ink through a superfine mesh screen which acts like a stencil. Each ink color is printed individually through its own screen. An involved, and thus very "worthwhile" process!

What are your sustainability practices?

We are proud to use water-based screen printing inks and recycled paper stocks from a local paper mill that operates on 100% hydropower. We’ve implemented a recycling and reuse process in-house, ship our retail orders without plastic and plant a tree for every order.

What paper do you print on?

All of our products are printed on 100% recycled paper from French Paper Company, a Michigan-based independent paper mill that uses 100% hydropower. Read more about their environmental practices here.

Our envelopes and paper used in packaging is also 100% recycled.

Are your greeting cards blank on the inside?

Yes! There is lots of room for your own thoughtful and creative messages to your loved ones.

Will your metallic gold ink rub off on me?

Nope! Once it sets, it sets. Like our other inks, the finish is opaque yet still flat - no glitter catastrophes here. Yay!

I love your (insert product here)! But, could you make it a different size for me?

Thanks so much! Since the hand made / screen printing process requires a large setup, our runs are no less than 50 of any item at a time. Therefore, we don't offer custom sizes or color for singular items at this time. Sorry about that!

Other Inquiries

Do you offer custom design services?

At this time we are unavailable for custom work. Sorry about that!

May I have your permission to your design as a tattoo?

Thank you! Yes, please send Kristen an email at to inquire.

Where are you located? Can I visit?

Our studio is located at 306 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

We do not have open hours, and are currently closed to the public. 

In the future, we can set up appointment-based shopping or studio visits, but for now we are only offering curbside pickup for local visits.

Sometimes we have open studio events like mini holiday markets and sample sales, we hope to bring this back once we feel it is safe to do so!

Can I use your space to teach a workshop?

We have done it before and can totally make this happen! Once it is safe to have indoor events, we may bring back events.

How big is your company and who is your team?

Worthwhile Paper started in 2014 as a designer and printer duo and has since expanded to a modest yet dedicated team of four full time members.

Kristen is our founder, creative director, and artist.

Steve is our screen printer and voice of reason.

Aimee is our director of wholesale accounts and order processing.

Shelby is our director of retail orders and shipping.

All of our team members believe in equality, transparency, empathy and working together harmoniously!

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes! Please see our wholesale page for more information.

Additional questions?

Please contact us via our contact form with any additional questions!