After growing up in her parents’ business, Emmy Severs was inspired to start her own business halfway through her college career. As an entrepreneurship major, she leaned on her passions and creative skills, and launched a stationary company called Lemon Milk Paper Co.
"The pandemic gave people the opportunity to reevaluate their passions and find something they connected with," Severs said. "For me, that was connecting back to my old love of illustrating greeting cards, this time with my iPad instead of crayons and colored pencils. I have always been a very creative person and love painting, drawing, or any outlet that allows me to be artistic."
Her business offers stationery products in the form of greeting cards, academic planners, notepads, notebooks, stickers and wrapping paper. As far as the business name, Severs said “Lemon Milk” is the name of one of her favorite fonts and is a name people would remember.
“I illustrate the designs myself, then I send them to a manufacturer to ensure the highest quality. My favorite product I sell is the miniature planner stickers. I think they are a fun way to organize your events and tasks in your planner.”
Lemon Milk Paper Co supplies more than 160 retailers and fulfills their stationery needs.
Severs runs her business while remaining a full-time student, being involved with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the WVU Fastenal Sales Team and other activities across campus. Read more about Severs.