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About Paperbridge Cards


Who We Are

A Love for Asian Arts:

Kristen Daniels

People Bringing Paperbridge to Life:

Chris Daniels


The Story of Paper Bridge Cards

Chris and Kristen Daniels

Paper Bridge Cards is the happy result of an English teaching career in Japan that put my husband Chris and me (Kristen) in direct contact with talented young Asian artists whose works we stumbled across and then immediately felt an affinity with.

In 2003, with our university teaching contracts more than half finished, we decided that, despite the 5 months of paid holidays and our attachment to our life in Kyoto, a move back to the US and a career change was a good idea.

It's now October of 2013 and we've been back in the US for almost nine full years, living in the countryside just outside of Asheville, NC (we're both originally from Chicago). Life consists of bird watching, riding our bikes around the gorgeous NC hills, and supplying the best shops in the US with artwork that caught our eye while living abroad. We love the artwork we sell and find it irresistibly fun, and it turns out that we're not alone. Many thanks for your support and business – we couldn't do it without you.

Whether you came here on purpose or just happened upon us by chance, we welcome you to the Paper Bridge Cards website. Stay as long as you like, and please come back often! Feel free to drop me a line as well — — I'd be more than happy to hear from you.