About Paper Anniversary by Anna V.

Anna Van Tuinen from Paper Anniversary by Anna V.

One Thousand Paper Cranes

Hi! I'm Anna V. I've been folding beautiful things out of paper since I was a young girl. This love began when I read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This story is about a Japanese girl who folded 1,000 origami cranes in hope of health and world peace. (According to an ancient Japanese legend, one who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted one wish.) My hands took to the paper like second nature, and I eventually invented a way to make durable, wearable paper jewelry.

Paper Anniversary is Born

When I first began making paper jewelry, men from all around the world began contacting me to design a special gift for their first wedding anniversary. (The first wedding anniversary is traditionally the "paper" anniversary, and what more beautiful symbol for eternal love, than the crane). I formally launched Paper Anniversary by Anna V in September 2013.

I have a singular mission: Help newlyweds find meaningful, handcrafted first anniversary gifts that can be delivered in 1 day. My core foundation is impeccable design and incredible customer service. Nothing makes me happier than to know I helped someone make their spouse smile.

In addition to designing jewelry, I volunteer as a speech-language pathologist, which was my profession before I started Paper Anniversary. I live in San Francisco, California.

Our Promises:

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