Cards for people who don't think they're card people.
Sam Kramer has been working under the name Near Modern Disaster since 1999 - and the business has gone through many incarnations over the years. (It was a killer Geocities page back in the day.) Its current (and most memorable) form as a line of greeting cards has been around since January of 2009 when Sam posted her first Valentine’s Day cards for sale on Etsy. She initially touted the line as “cards for people you want to make out with” - a sentiment that still stands for most of the line.
Though 2009 was the initial start for the stationery line, it was more of a hobby than a business until 2014 - the year Near Modern Disaster debuted at the National Stationery Show in NYC. AKA the year shit got real.
Since 2014, Near Modern Disaster has grown from a line of greeting cards to a small gift line - adding different items over the years like notepads, magnets, and enamel pins. You can now find Near Modern Disaster products in 350+ stores across the US - and a slew of stores across Canada and New Zealand, thanks to our international distributors.