Our Story

At Thistle & Dew we strive to craft quality paper goods and gift products for all occasions big and small. To us it's all in the little things – family, friends, lovely thoughts and thoughts of love. We believe that the sentiments behind a gift are always better than the gift itself and we live for celebrations that are extraordinary, colourful and uniquely you. We approach our hand-made products with a sense of nostalgia and whimsy in mind, and most importantly a care that we believe shows. The result is thoughtful pieces for your most meaningful correspondence and for your heart and home. We love what we do, plain and simple.


Tara MacDonald | Founder and Creative

An old soul with Alberta roots, Tara is the artist behind the Vancouver, BC based brand. Gifted a pencil set and calligraphy pen as a child (which she still considers the best gifts ever!) she followed her dreams, graduated from design school and has been steadily designing, illustrating, and lettering on ever since. A love of the bohemian, vintage and simply beautiful came about at an early age and continues to capture her attention and inspirations in work, life and play.


When not curled up in seemingly awkward poses elbow deep in art things at her converted church-pew desk, Tara finds sheer joy scrunching her bare toes in green grass, wandering the mountains and forests of home and diving headlong into a good book (the paper kind.) She’s absolutely grounded by the love of her life Cam, her family and friends, and calls herself beautifully and profoundly privileged to have a small part in the moments and inspirations in the lives of others.

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