The Mission | To Create
Our passion is creating beautiful designs especially for you. Whether it’s a beautiful wedding invitation, or a custom logo design, we are excited to walk with you every step of the design process. While we offer a few pre-designed items in our storefront, our main goal is to create something that you can’t find anywhere else. Feel free to contact us about any custom project you have in mind.
Our Specialities: Save the Dates • Wedding Suites • Envelope Addressing • Engagement Parties • Bachelorette Parties & Favors • Bridal Teas & Showers • Menus • Food Cards • Rehearsal Dinner Invitations • Place Cards • Thank You Cards • Programs • Napkins • Koozies • Stadium Cups • Pint Glasses • Return Address Stamps • Wax Seals • Welcome Bag Favors • Stickers • Day-of Signage • Business Branding • Small Business Design Support • Handlettered Signage
The Name | Salt + Paperie
We wanted something that really encompassed our lifestyle & our spirit. We are definitely beach people—we love the sea, the sand, and the salt. Salt preserves things—like invitations preserve a special moment in your life. Salt is left after you have a good sweat—we are definitely not afraid of hard work. We believe in ‘the Salt of the earth’—we can do nothing without Jesus! And, we are definitely salt-on-our-margaritas kind of people! We are all about the salt. Now the paperie part: paperie (pronounced paper-”e”) is the English derived word from the French word papeterie, which means “packaged fancy stationery.” Those things combined are perfectly Salt + Paperie.
The Founder | Jacki Gil
Jacki was born and raised in North Alabama, specifically, a small mountain town called Grant. From a young age, she loved to draw and create with paper. In the fifth grade, her mom told her she should enter a hand-writing contest because of her impeccable fifth grade cursive. As an eight-year-old, she avidly scrapbooked pictures of her Beanie Babies and practiced her bubble letters. Her love of paper & hand-lettering never died even into her college years. The kitchen table was often covered in crafts and pictures instead of pizza and beer. Graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Advertising & a minor in Studio Art was the beginning of a lifetime journey with design & paper. Although, interested in the quips of the advertising world, Jacki quickly found out she was not cut out for the knock-you-down-to-get-to-the-top, big design firm work life. Huntsville, Alabama is home now, and although being in the creative industry in a left-brained town isn’t easy, she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s in love with all things design + paper, and always on a quest for the next best font. It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.
Jacki lives in a small house in the middle of town, with lots of character & surrounding characters. She’s the wife to an amazing husband, supporter, paper puncher & number cruncher, Rudy. He goes to work every day so that Jacki can continue to live her dream of owning her own business. They have two furry children, Delaney Jane, the black lab, and Captain Tucker, the welsh terrier. Their favorite things in life are Rosie’s Cantina, the beach & house projects.