Die Geschichte der kartenmacherei

Our mission

With us people
make the most beautiful cards!

Founded in 2010 we have become European market leader for personalized greeting cards. With more than 200.000 products such as Wedding, Birth Announcement, Christmas or Birthday cards, we accompany our customers in the most important moments of their lives. We are a team of enthusiastic people from all over the world working with passion on our mission to change our customers' lives for the better — with high quality products and extraordinary service. 

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Die Geschichte der kartenmacherei

How it all started

let's make it better!

"We can do better" – Jennie's idea to design and print own stylish birth announcement cards is the starting point for kartenmacherei in 2010. Christoph and Jennie have just become parents of their first son Anton and want to share the joyful message with their family and friends by sending a birth announcement card. But none of the existing providers meets their demand on beauty and quality. Being the son of an entrepreneur, Christoph takes the initiave and founds kartenmacherei. One year later kartenmacherei moves out of the attic to its first real office in Seefeld am Ammersee, Bavaria.

What happened so far

Hamburg, Munich & the world

After two years of bootstrapping, Christoph and his family go on holiday for the first time since the company was founded. Christophs brother Steffen quits his job in Panama to open our Tech office in Hamburg. In 2014 we successfully expand to Austria, France and Switzerland – and fail trying to conquer the Dutch market. That doesn't stop us from growing: Today we are the European market leader for personalized stationery. 200.000 products and an international team of passionate people, having accompanied more than a million people in the most important moments of their lives.

Our vision

In 2023 more than 50 million people will hold one of our cards in their hand.

For us, being the market leader is by no means the end of the road. We're constanly working on improving our services and inventing new products to delight even more customers with beautiful cards, calendars and whatever may come. Do you share our passion for lovingly designed stationery? Check out our open positions!

The kartenmacherei Board

Hey there,  


we are Jennifer, Michael and Sebastian - the new Board of kartenmacherei. 
We are very excited about getting the chance to succeed the founders of kartenmacherei who led the company in only 8 years from an one-man-show to its market leading position. kartenmacherei is a strongly value-driven company with a great culture and a powerful and enthusiastic team. We're ready to add new chapters to the success story of kartenmacherei. Together with the team we aim to bring kartenmacherei to the next level.


Jennifer, Michael and Sebastian

The Board

Join the kartenmacherei!

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