Our Story

How I came to be… Hi there, my name is Kristen Carroll Taekman and I am the founder of 2nd Street Press. I would like to share my very condensed story of how I developed a passion into a business…

At the age of 16 years (I told you it was condensed) I graduated high school ahead of schedule and left Farmington, Connecticut, the only home I had known, to relocate to Paris to pursue a career in modeling. I feel very fortunate that for the past 17 years I’ve had a thriving career that has taken me around the globe, allowing me to live in such fascinating places as Paris, Italy, Australia, New York City, Miami and now Los Angeles. It was during those years away from friends and family that my diligence to stay connected to my loved ones developed and my passion for Greeting Cards was born. Long before cell phones and email and well after the telegram, greeting cards were the default method for congratulating, sending well wishes and sharing your love and experiences with those you care about. Sending a card gave me great enjoyment and I was always hopeful that it would bring a smile or comfort to the recipient.

Fast forward to 2009 and I am now living in Venice Beach, California with my husband and our 17-month son. The joy of motherhood and my desire to develop my passion project into a business as I transition out of modeling has become a reality with the birth of 2nd Street Press.

How the business came to be…
After an exciting yet challenging two years of creating, collaborating and perfecting my ‘light bulb idea’ (with a pregnancy thrown in too), I am excited to share with you the launch of my little business that could. Greeting cards have been a passion of mine for years and I collect and send them with vigor. Keeping them organized and at the tip of my fingers has proven to be the ongoing challenge. Life would be much simpler if I had a dedicated place to store and categorize all of my greeting card needs. Thus the birth of my Card Box! I’ve created two elegantly designed boxes which look great on any desktop to house all of your cards, pens, calendars, stamps and so on. I am thrilled to share my dream with you and I hope you find it simplifies your life as much as it has mine!

Press

For press inquiries please contact press@2ndstreetpress.com

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions. We would love to hear from you. If you live in the LA area and want to Host a party email us for details!

Email

kristen@2ndstreetpress.com

Mail-

915 Nowita Place
Venice, CA. 90291

Phone-

310-822-5025

Fax-

310-301-0818

Events

Running out of excuses to get the girls together? A book club feels like homework and a botox party may not be your calling? Why not host a Greeting Card event that is fun, easy and provides your friends and family with quality products that will save them time down the road… Which inevitably leads to more time for the girls!

Do you find yourself running out to a party when you realize your fantastic gift is without a card? A card that you painstakingly chose a day, a month or a year ago which is now tucked away in that ‘safe place’ that may as well be ‘the black hole.’ If this rings familiar at all, you are not alone, but you are in luck.

2nd Street Press invites you to host your own Greeting Card Party!

Introduce your friends, family and neighbors to top-quality, fun products and receive
FREE merchandise!

Host 20 guests or more and 2nd Street Press will provide a Champagne and Sweets Table!

For more information on Hosting a Greeting Card Party in your home with friends and family, contact: kristen@2ndstreetpress.com

We look forward to getting you set up soon!

Collection

The greeting card box is a luxurious place to store all of your greeting card needs. Click on the Collection above to view more images and details.

The Robertson is our baby blue colored box with a fun alligator textured paper. This box was named after Robertson Blvd in La. Known for its fun West Hollywood flair, trendy shops and celebrity sightings. The interior of this box is our signature Fuschia.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The greeting card box is a luxurious place to store all of your greeting card needs. The card box is  made of a thick durable cardboard, covered in elegant designer paper.

The inside lid of the box measures 3 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Card box can be easily opened and closed with a 1 in silk ribbon pull.

The greeting card box is a luxurious place to store all of your greeting card needs. The card box is  made of a thick durable cardboard, covered in elegant designer paper.

The inside lid of the box measures 3 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The interior of both boxes comes in our signature Fuschia colored paper. The interior main greeting card compartment is 7 in long x 8 in. wide. The pencil compartment is 2 in x and 1 1/2 in. The Calendar / address book compartment is 6 in. long x 1 1/12 in. wide.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Card box can be easily opened and closed with a 1 in silk ribbon pull.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Robertson is our baby blue colored box with a fun alligator textured paper. This box was named after Robertson Blvd in La. Known for its fun West Hollywood flair, trendy shops and celebrity sightings. The interior of this box is our signature Fuschia.

Blue colored box with a fun alligator textured paper.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Montana is our Chocolate Colored box, with a fuschia interior. This is our more traditional box, named after Montana Street in Santa Monica, Located just off the Ocean, Montana  embodies the layed back yet trendsetting lifestyle of its fabulous residents.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The interior of both boxes comes in our signature Fuschia colored paper. The interior main greeting card compartment is 7 in long x 8 in. wide. The pencil compartment is 2 in x and 1 1/2 in. The Calendar / address book compartment is 6 in. long x 1 1/12 in. wide.

The interior main greeting card compartment is 7 in long x 8 in. wide.

The inside lid of the box measures 3 in. deep.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.


The inside lid cover has a convenient stamps pocket, The Stamp pocket has an easy to open velcro flap and  measures 8 in wide by 3 in. tall. 

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The greeting card box is a luxurious place to store all of your greeting card needs. The card box is  made of a thick durable cardboard, covered in elegant designer paper.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


Each box includes 18 dividers. 13 are preprinted with the occasions; Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Congratulations, Thank you, Engagement & Wedding, Baby, Friendship, Love, Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Holiday, Thinking of You and Keepsake. Leaving 5 blank to be personalized.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Card box can be easily opened and closed with a 1 in silk ribbon pull.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots. The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


13 are preprinted with the occasions; Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Congratulations, Thank you, Engagement & Wedding, Baby, Friendship, Love, Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Holiday, Thinking of You and Keepsake. Leaving 5 blank to be personalized.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


Each box includes 18 dividers.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots. The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.

The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The exterior of the box measures 9 in x 9 in.

Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.




Each box includes 18 dividers.

Dividers are chocolate brown with alternating white stripes and polka dots.

The dividers measure 8 in wide and 7 in high.


The Robertson The Montana