Hello! I am thrilled to have Adam owner and founder with MNi Cards on the blog! I connected with Adam as we were both artist at Art-A-Whirl through the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association and with the pandemic currently happening, Art-A-Whirl was virtual. I was browsing through the shops and came across his whimsical and quirky cards which are totally my style! I also liked the convince that the message can be customized and written and the card can be mailed out for you. It is super handy for people like me who don't buy stamps or mail out often. I was glad to also collaborate with him. Did I mention he is a dog dad to the sweetest golden retriever (River) as we all know, goldens are my favorite! All images below have been taken by Jared Fessler Photography.
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF! I'm originally from the east coast - out on Long Island. But, I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I moved to Minneapolis 10 years ago to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and absolutely fell in love with this city. Going from New York to Chicago to Minneapolis, I feel that the cities got smaller, but the quality of life got better. I just connected with Minneapolis on a personal level! At the U, I studied both communications and human resource development. A few things you wouldn't know about me: I have two brothers (one of them is my identical twin), I'm an avid reader of psychological thriller novels and I recently got a golden retriever puppy, River!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO MNiCARDS! After I graduated from the U, I got my series 7 and 66 licenses, joined corporate America, and started a career in finance. While I enjoyed what I was doing, I was missing an element of creativity and passion that my brain was craving. When I was younger, I always liked to draw, loved colors, animals and fun, quirky things. Between that passion for creativity and some of my favorite childhood pastimes, I merged the two and created MNiCards - a small local business committed to hand-drawing greeting cards that allow for quirky, pun-filled, and colorful snail mail cards. At MNiCards, we create miniature greeting cards for simple, quirky and whimsical feels for every occasion. Follow us on Instagram: @MNiCards
WHERE CAN WE FIND/PURCHASE YOUR CARDS? Our website! MNiCards can be purchased at www.MNi-Cards.com. If you are out and about in the community, you can also find out cards at the following stores: Serge and Jane, Brown and Green, Bean and Ro, Statement Boutique, Mitrebox, Jeromeo, Martin Patrick 3, At Home & Co,. as well as a number of restaurants and other businesses in the Twin Cities.
WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES DO YOU ENJOY? As I mentioned above, I love reading psychological thriller novels - I love a big twist at the end of a book. In addition, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking and being outdoors, visiting new breweries and traveling!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS IN THE TWIN CITIES? One of my all time favorite spots in the Twin Cities is Boom Island Park! I love to picnic right along the river with the skyline in the background! You also can't beat the european feel that the Aster Cafe brings when you are dining on their patio!
Thank you so much Adam!
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