About Us

Makena Prints is a stationery boutique committed to representing the Diaspora. Although our primary focus will be #WrappingPaper and #GiftBags, we will be dropping gems along the way that will take your gift giving to the next level. 

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Black girl, natural hair, posed over several rolls of wrapping paper suitable for any holiday.

Bio

As an African American woman, growing up in Central Alabama, Black imagery was never really a thing. Like many, I had Claire Huxtable, Harriette Winslow, and Aunt Viv, and yes my family did things within our nuclear circle, but nothing ever extended beyond that. 

I started out in retail and after 10 years of being in customer service and 7 years of school (undergrad only), I decided to actually use my degree and transitioned to health care.

Although I absolutely love all things medical, #MakenaPrints is my baby. This has been a five-year plus dream in the making.

I found Makena Prints with the understanding that we cannot rely on someone else to properly portray us. We have to do it ourselves!! We have waited far too long for a seat at the stationery table.  So, I decided to create my own table and I want you to join me.

 

Why is this important?
Because Exposure is Key.
Because Representation Matters!

Our Foundation

Who are we:

A black-owned, woman-led, small business based out of Birmingham Alabama.

 

What are we:

Makena Prints is a stationery boutique committed to representing the Diaspora. Although our primary focus will be #WrappingPaper and #GiftBags, we will be dropping gems along the way that will take your gift-giving to the next level. 

 

Why is this important:

History has shown us that we cannot wait on others to positively represent us. This is our attempt to help change that narrative.

Our commitment:

Historically, the most prominent stationery representation of the Diaspora has been in December. Not anymore!

From Birthdays, Graduation, Baby Showers, and more. We are bringing the noise!

Black girl, excited as she looks into a blue gift bag with black girls and boys as the design.
 
Black girl holding a black power gift tag and a black woman with a large afro.

Our Mission

To fill a void that has been present for far too long. By bringing you things you never realized how badly you needed. We are helping you live and celebrate your true, authentic version of self, as loudly as you see fit.

 

 

For us, this is deeper than wrap.