About Lovepop

When that one-message-fits-all card from the drugstore isn’t right. And a text isn’t enough. Do something unexpected. Send a Lovepop.

A Lovepop is more than a card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting-edge software and then handcrafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.

Whether it’s a wedding or birthday, if you’re saying thanks (for not mentioning that thing that happened in Vegas) or celebrating (a co-worker’s compulsive love of cats), we’ve got you covered.

Wombi Rose and John Wise, Lovepop Founders

So.....who are these guys shaking up the card industry??

Lovepop founders Wombi Rose and John Wise became best friends at Webb Institute training to become naval architects. After school, the duo traveled to Vietnam where they discovered incredible hand-crafted paper cards.

They headed back to Boston and put the cards in the hands of friends, family, and strangers--and watched. That moment when someone opened a card and saw the paper sculpture revealed for the first time became their obsession, and Lovepop was born.

Rose and Wise launched Lovepop out of the Harvard Innovation Lab in late 2014. Since then, they were named to the 2015 Techstars class, nominated for 50 on Fire by BostInno, and appeared on season 7 of "Shark Tank," where Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary became an investor.  

Oh, and how did Wombi get that name? You’ll have to ask him.

Lovepop? What's different? 

Everything. We’re reimagining cards and how you buy them.

Art + Science

Lovepop’s team of engineers and designers uses advanced ship design software to create our designs, and each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable craftsmanship.

Here, there, everywhere

You’ll find Lovepop in the wild at convenient locations you frequent every day — think: the train station, the mall, the lobby of your office building — where you may see our friendly neighborhood kiosks and can experience our cards IRL. Explore our physical locations here. 

We can also be found in a number of specialty boutiques and stores around the world. Want to carry Lovepop at your store? Find out more in our FAQs.

Skip the stamp, we send it for you

Rather shop in your PJs? When you order online, we can write a custom on your card and mail it directly, so you can send a personalized card from your phone in about a minute. Check out Send a Surprise for details.  

Talking about Lovepop

This Unusual Startup Wants to Disrupt the $7 Billion Greeting Cards Industry (Inc. Magazine)

Wombi Rose: Retail Strategy Scales Down, Not Up (BostInno)

Cambridge’s Lovepop creates playful 3-D greeting cards (The Boston Globe)

Meet the Makers podcast: John Wise and Wombi Rose of Lovepop (The Grommet)

For media inquiries, contact: press@lovepopcards.com

We hear you. We love your ideas!

In fact, our customers are our favorite source of inspiration. We love to hear from our community about their ideas for new cards, how to make Lovepop the best shopping and gifting experience ever, and any heartwarming, wonderful moments they were able to share via Lovepop.

Want to tell us something awesome, weird, or just plain interesting?

Share your thoughts today.

Lovepop + The Possible Project

We love The Possible Project.

At Lovepop we embody the intersection of engineering and creativity and embrace innovative new businesses, so we have found the perfect partner in TPP. At TPP, students are encouraged to think big and are taught the entrepreneurship skills to make their ideas come to life. Students who might not otherwise have the opportunity, come together to learn the skills to start and run their own businesses, and we love being a part of that process.

Lovepop and TPP are a perfect match, and after training students on advanced 3D modeling software, we’ve partnered to launch exclusive designs by students.