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Our Story

Mel & Dave's wedding invitation

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 which was located in Huntington on Long Island. 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 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 shop has 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 store reflects a deep appreciation for fine paper products and gifts, 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.