It is our mission to create thoughtful, carefully designed paper goods to help you spread kindness and foster connection.

our story

Ramona & Ruth was created to help you connect with those you love. We believe that a handwritten note can make all the difference in someone’s day and it brings us great joy to know that our cards can serve as a vessel to help you express a special message to someone that’s dear to you. Ramona & Ruth was launched in 2009 under the creative direction of Kim Burks. When a century-old letterpress was delivered to Kim’s doorstep, she began tinkering with it in every spare moment she had, teaching herself the art of letterpress.

The moment that everything fell into place and she pressed her very first illustration of a little coffee cup onto the cotton paper, she knew this was meant to be. Since her very first collection, Kim has focused on clean, refined designs that are warmed up with delicate, soft finishes. This warm simplicity is the unique perspective that we bring to the stationery world. Our paper goods are carefully and intentionally designed, eliminating anything unnecessary so the necessary can speak.

our process

Ramona & Ruth specializes in letterpress paper goods, printed in-house on our century old letterpresses. Letterpress is an artform and the details are what make it remarkable. Each piece is fed into the press one at a time and printed one color at time, creating a beautiful printed impression that you can feel. The initial sketch, hand-mixing the colors, the intricacies of typography and spacing, hand-feeding the antique presses — from conception to fruition, each and every product is a beautiful journey.

behind the name

Ramona & Ruth is named after Kim’s two grandmothers. Ramona was an entrepreneur who handcrafted beautiful floral designs in her very own floral shop. Kim fondly remembers her infectious laugh, and cozying up watching Golden Girls together. Ruth could be found tending to the dairy cows and wrangling chickens out on the farm in the small town of Hallam, Nebraska.

Being such a sweet, poised woman, Kim will always remember her Grandma Ruth for her gentle spirit. The fond memories Kim has with her grandmothers has inspired her to strive to nurture this connectivity between others. It is our hope that our paper goods will help you to take pause and celebrate special moments together, perhaps even tucking them away to cherish for years to come.