About Old Tom Foolery

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Our Story

Old Tom Foolery is the brainchild of Joel Gryniewski and Lauren Gryniewski—two ad-industry vets who also happen to be married. Back when Joel was wooing Lauren, he had a tough time finding cards that were: a) funny, b) letterpressed (they’re both suckers for a deep impression), and c) not so dainty as to make her question his masculinity. So they set out to make their own witty letterpress cards that would appeal to both sexes. Old Tom Foolery launched its first line of "unsappy, uncrappy" greeting cards, The Footnotes Collection, at the National Stationery Show in 2008. Over the years, OTF has expanded its product lineup to include the Headlines Collection, Classic Collection, and Banner Collection. The company has won six LOUIE Awards (the Oscars of the greeting card industry), including the Rising Star award in 2010, and the Most Humorous award in 2012. Old Tom Foolery is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and is proud to print all its products locally.


We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store. Although, if you already have a PayPal account, you may use it.

Sales Tax

We are required by the state of Minnesota to charge sales tax to any order being shipped to a Minnesota address.

International Shipments

All international orders are shipped first class by the United States Postal Service. However, international shipments may be subject to a duty fee.

Copyright Information

All content on this site is the exclusive property of Old Tom Foolery and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. To license Old Tom Foolery products or use Old Tom Foolery content in any form, please contact us at info@oldtomfoolery.com or 612.354.2691 with the details of your request.