About Old Tom Foolery

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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. Two years later, the company expanded its catalog with a premium, offset-printed line called The Headlines Collection.


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. The transaction is super-secure, as PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).

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.