About Us

The WH Hostess Social Stationery brand is known for translating fresh designs onto paper. As a leading destination in the paper and home accessories market, our darling designs are classic in origin, with a twist of today's trends.

Located in the North Shore of Chicago, our collection focuses on items to help you execute the social graces of everyday life: entertaining at home, gift wrapping in style, sending the perfect thank you note, or giving a thoughtful, personalized gift.

Our luxe, printed products are available in our shop, as well with a variety retailers around the country. We are also pleased to collaborate with Hedge Farm Candles and Jaye's Studio to bring you even more beautiful products.

Due to the customized nature of our products, please note that all sales are final. All products are touched by a designer, so please plan on an average of a two week turnaround. Our products are proudly made in the United States of America, with the exception of our tea towels (Ireland) and cocktail napkins (China).

meet kelly

Kelly Rohlfs Lyden, designer and founder of WH Hostess Social Stationery, is from the North Shore of Chicago and currently lives there with her " boys" - her husband and two little boys.

People often ask how Kelly got started, and the truth is that her background has now come full circle, encompassing her schooling and former jobs into one perfect little job: she is an artist and entrepreneur who loves product development.

Kelly studied both graphic design and fashion business in college, before launching a career as a clothing buyer who specialized in product development. After almost a decade of experience, she left the fashion industry to start her next creative role: blogging. She ran the popular entertaining blog, The Party Dress - Inspirations from the Well-Heeled Hostess, from 2009 to 2020. In 2010, she started WH Hostess as a complement to the blog. Designing mainly party invitations and accessories, it became an instant hit and in the years following has morphed into the collection you see today.

Kelly launches two new collections each year, each inspired by textiles, home decor trends and her favorite things. Her designs are sold in over 1000 stores around the country.

Kelly’s first book, “Stylish Kids’ Parties” (F+W Media, Inc.) launched in December 2013 and features 12 darling kids parties and baby shower themes, each including decorations, DIY party ideas, recipes and more.

What's next for Kelly and WH Hostess? Stay tuned! After 13 years....we're just getting started!