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Our Story

In 1981 Jane and Arnold Greenberg sold their beloved beach house and took their nest egg to open a special events business on a picturesque block in Huntington Village. Three decades later Lion in the Sun has grown with experience and generations to be regarded by many as the most celebrated stationers in New York.

For owners Melinda and David Morris, Lion in the Sun is first and foremost a family business. Growing up, Melinda worked for her parents at the original Lion in the Sun located in Huntington on Long Island, which is still operating after more than 30 years. After a nine-year career as a nonprofit event planner, she decided to return to the family business. Melinda opened her own store specializing in custom printed invitations because she wanted to be in a business that revolves around happy occasions. Luckily, Park Slope, Brooklyn — her longtime home — was in need of just such a place. So in 2002, she also hung a shingle on a cozy side street and Lion in the Sun of Park Slope was born. It is in that store that she met her future husband, David, who happened to live just around the corner.

The shops have moved and grown but the original ideals and passion still infuse the business. We love being a part of the community and take great pride in creating important keepsakes for the memorable occasions of life, as well as imparting importance and elegance to everyday occasions. We are grateful every day to be able to help our clients navigate the events that might seem overwhelming at the time, but that will undoubtedly become part of their most cherished memories.

While the stores reflect a deep appreciation for fine paper products, Lion in the Sun is also respectful of their place on the planet and actively seeks out quality recycled paper goods and companies that participate in programs to keep our planet green.

We know that when you visit the store to place a printing order, it is our responsibility as experts to guide you through the multiple options available. It is our main goal to be absolutely sure that you are delighted not just with your order, but with your experience as well. It is with this spirit that some our best clients have become our closest friends throughout our years of doing business.

In October 2010 we launched an online custom invitation business, PostScript Brooklyn, with the intent of bringing the same outstanding product and customer service to customers far and wide. This exclusive line features urban-inspired and sophisticated designs, a product of collaboration with a wealth of artistic talent located in Brooklyn.

Melinda is on the National Stationery Show Advisory Committee, a judge and presenter for the LOUIE Awards (the International Greeting Card Awards Competition), and a consultant on new and emerging invitation lines.

Mel & Dave's wedding invitation

Mel & Dave’s wedding invitation