These raunchy, rude, and ridiculously funny cards are 100% made in Canada. Hug and Kiss Designs Inc. is an Indigenous-owned business and all the cards are created in owner Nikki Bordignon’s home office, which sits on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Stó:lō First Nations, a land where her ancestors lived 4,000-10,000 years ago (and still live today)!
The idea for the card line started back in 2006 when Nikki was working in a little store that sold greeting cards and she realized how predictable all the cards were. Funny cards were “funny” and sweet cards were sweet.
So, she decided to change that by creating a card that was shocking and funny, unexpected and hilarious, raunchy and little bit rude! (Was she the first to swear in a greeting card?… Maybe! 🤷🏻♀️)
Nikki writes and illustrates all the cards, gets them printed by a family-owned print shop local to her. Then she creases, folds and cuts each each on her own. Because it’s a thick cardstock, she can only cut one card at a time! Yes, ONE AT A TIME! It’s time consuming, but it’s the best way to ensure a nice, neat edge and to control the quality of the products.