My name is Melinda Jones. A few years ago, at the prompting of my good and fearless friend, Jean, I started a little blog called Super Much Love. Writing for it engaged more honesty and fun than I could ever have imagined. The feedback I received from readers gave me the courage I needed to try my hand at something I’d always really, truly, wildly dreamed about. (We all have something like that – it’s often the stuff you sketch on paper napkins and boarding passes and church programs.) For me, it was creating a line of cards.

I wanted to write words that moved people to braveness of the heart or a better day. I wanted to print them on paper so good it would make you sigh with the yum of it all. The design had to be modern, warm, and gender neutral, so that even my brother, Morgan (who writes the best dang letters), would feel comfortable using the line. Cards that serve men and women with equal amounts of thoughtfulness and quality. Laughter and relationships don’t really have a gender, after all. The good stuff is the good stuff.

It was important to me that the cards would speak to the feelings you have about events and the people involved, rather than focusing on the events themselves. That’s why our products don’t say ‘Happy Birthday!’ but, rather, ‘You’re The Best And The Mostest,’ or ‘Heck Yes.’ The whole reason you’re pumped for someone’s life event is because it’s an occasion to celebrate what he or she means to you, and the amazing role they play in your life and in this world. That’s what the cake and candles are really about. Amazingness.

My background is in advertising, marketing, real estate investment and one tech start-up. All were huge for me; they involved challenging work and were filled with super talented people to learn from. In retrospect, each undertaking taught me that words have always been my favorite thing. What’s more fun, more memorable or more drop-jaw powerful than the right words whispered over you or into your life? Words are part of music, part of art, part of love. They do the heavy lifting yet are light as air. I dig ‘em.

Read Between The Lines is all about things to make you smile. Cause we all need that. Right now. Tomorrow. And on the second Tuesday of next month, when a fender bender meets a weird text message meets a freaking pimple on your nose before THE meeting, for Pete’s sake. We all need reminders of joy, that things get better, that life is inherently funny and that people are for us. (A real note in the real mail really can change everything.)

Thanks, have fun here and please let us know how we can help you at any time. This might be the Internet, but it’s nothing useful if it doesn’t connect us beyond a pageview, K? ;) Call or shoot us an email and it’ll make our day, always!



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Read Between The Lines® products are sold at the following amazing,
hard-working and creative retailers. We think they hung the moon. We hope you’ll visit them lots,
and then tell everyone you know about them. : ) We’ve provided links to their websites so you can
reach them for good scoop like store hours and products they carry. 

If you are a retailer interested in placing an order,
please email us: hello@readbetweenthelines.com.

Many thanks!



Behind The Glass / Auburn
Swoozie’s / Birmingham
Swank Boutique / Jacksonville


Signatures Invitations and Gifts / Glendale
DeCesare Design Group / Mesa


Belle Boutique / Bentonville
Riffraff / Fayetteville
Shindig Paperie / Fayetteville
Paperwerk / Fort Smith
box turtle / Little Rock
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Gift Shop / Little Rock


Paper Capers / Burlingame
Newport Stationers / Irvine
Pulp / Los Angeles
sugar paper / Los Angeles
Lula Mae / Pasadena


Bayleaf on Pearl / Boulder
Scribbles / Denver
Swoozie’s / Denver
Talulah Jones / Denver
wordshop. / Denver


Bruce Museum / Greenwich


Jezebel / Fort Lauderdale
Simply Gorgeous / Gainesville
the WRITE TOUCH / Jacksonville
Letter Heads / Miami
Swoozie's / Palm Beach Gardens
MAINLINE art house / Pensacola
Juxtapose Apparel & Studio / Tampa


Huff Harrington Home / Atlanta
Paces Papers / Atlanta
Swoozie's / Atlanta
The Merchant at Howell Mill / Atlanta
Woo Skincare and Cosmetics / Atlanta
Clover House Market / Madison
Swoozie’s / Norcross
Naomi's Paperie / Sandy Springs
Mathes Land & Cattle Co. / Savannah
The Paris Market / Savannah


ECCENTRICS / Carterville
Elizabeth Grace / Chicago
Fig Tree Boutique / Chicago
AliKat Boutique / Glen Ellyn
Stationery Station / Highland
Sass-N-Class / Hinsdale
VALENTINA / Lake Forest
VALENTINA / Winnetka


BluePeppermint Boutique / Fisher


For Friends! / Lexington
the Morris book shop / Lexington
Carmichael’s Bookstore / Louisville
Cartwheels Papers & Gifts / Louisville
studio Slant / Owensboro


Rodéo Boutique / Baton Rouge
Red Arrow Workshop / Lafayette
Sweet Caroline Designs / Shreveport


Marmalade / Belmont


Barbara’s Paper Bag / Birmingham
Papers Plus / Grand Rapids
Spring Sweet / Holland


Epitome Papers / Edina
MITREBOX Framing Studio / Minneapolis


fresh ink / Jackson
Thimblepress / Jackson
Ultimate Gifts / Olive Branch
Nest Paper Studio / Oxford


Merci / Cape Girardeau
Polka Dot Peonies / Chesterfield
lusso / Clayton
poppy / Columbia
New Dime Store in Brookside / Kansas City
June and Beyond / Lebanon
artmart / Saint Louis
J.A. Whitney, Inc. / Saint Louis
Robust Wine Bar / Saint Louis
Staxx / Springfield


(pk)flynn / Lincoln
On A Whim / Omaha


The Write Occasion / Wyckoff


Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store / Brooklyn
Dabney Lee / Brooklyn
Lion In The Sun / Brooklyn


baggie goose / Asheville
L.O.F.T. / Asheville
Bless Your Heart / Blowing Rock
Theophilus / Brevard
Swagger / Cary
Night Gallery / Chapel Hill
SOUTH / Chapel Hill
Bebe Gallini’s / Cornelius
papaya papers & gifts / Cornelius
parker and otis / Durham
Swoozie’s / Greensboro
Sercie / Matthews
Charlotte's / Raleigh
If It's Paper / Raleigh
NOFO @ the pig / Raleigh
Zest Cafe & Home Art / Raleigh
dragonflies / Wilmington
The Fisherman's Wife / Wilmington
Invitations Only / Winston-Salem


Truckshop / Cincinnati
On Paper / Columbus
Lovely Paperie & Gifts / Rocky River


The Social Club / Norman
Tulips / Norman
Blue Seven / Oklahoma City
Dutch Floral & Home / Oklahoma City
Plenty Mercantile / Oklahoma City
Therapy Paint and Sip Boutique / Oklahoma City
Wooden Nickel / Stillwater
Must Stash / Tulsa


Olivia’s / Salem


More Than Words / Carnegie
The Crystal Cottage Boutique / Doylestown
Macris Chocolates / Lemoyne
the frame game / Newtown


mac & murphy / Charleston
Swoozie’s / Greenville


Hot Pink / Brentwood
Lulu / Franklin
The Turnip Truck / Nashville
fresh blue mornings / Nolensville


The Gypsy Wagon / Austin
Silver Papery / Austin
The Art of Eloquence / Boerne
Betty Lou / Dallas
Dr Delphinium / Dallas
Flirt Boutique / Dallas
Needle in a Haystack / Dallas
{neighborhood} / Dallas
Paper Affair / Dallas
Scardello / Dallas
Studio 6 Fitness / Dallas
Swoozie's / Dallas
The Gypsy Wagon / Dallas
T. Hee Greetings & Gifts / Dallas
Lawrence’s / Fort Worth
PS The Letter / Fort Worth
Hearts Desire / Frisco
Paper Affair / Frisco
impromptu / Houston
Silly Silly Girls / Houston
The Monogram Shop / Houston
The Villager / Houston
Able’s Mercantile and Exchange / Huntsville
Missing Q Press / McKinney
Paper Affair / Plano
Invitations, Etc. / San Antonio
Moon Mippy / San Antonio
Grae Apparel / Waco
The Containery / Wichita Falls


The Queen Bee / Ogden
Maison Confiserie et Boutique / Salt Lake City


Ivy Nursery / Charlottesville
Sassy Bee / Midlothian
REfind / Vienna
Simply Charming Boutique / Winchester


The Paperie & Co. / Cedarburg


Queensland, Australia

Happiness Place / Paddington


Bourbon & Boots
Brown Ink
Mintwood Home
Scoutmob Shoppe

Frequently Asked Questions

Let's See 'Em.


Payments are processed through PayPal. This means can pay with your PayPal account or with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card through PayPal’s checkout. You do not need a PayPal account to checkout.

Magic fairy dust sprinkled onto each and every thing by Read Between The Lines staff is life changing (yes!) and complimentary.

Currency & Sales Tax

Prices are in U.S. dollars. Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax (on order subtotal, without shipping).

Contact Information

Do us a mighty favor and ensure your email address is correct when you’re in PayPal checkout. We will be contacting you by email should there be any issue or question regarding your order.

Be a love and include your phone number, too, just in case you become the next Lady Gaga or Bieber and suddenly must shut down your email account. A Plan B is always nice. : )

Shipping Address

Please ensure your ‘ship to’ address is correct in the PayPal checkout process. As per PayPal buyer and seller protection policies, we can only ship to the address listed in the PayPal checkout page.

Processing Times

We typically ship orders within 2-3 business days. Should we expect a delay for any reason, we will notify you of this ASAP.

PLEASE NOTE: Framed prints are made to order for us by a wonderful professional framer in Dallas. Allow two little weeks for shipping of framed prints.

US Shipping

Orders are shipped with oodles of happiness and via FedEx Ground or USPS, and typically arrive within 3-5 business days in the United States. Need something faster? Please request expedited shipping via specific instructions on your order, in the ‘Note to Seller’ box in the PayPal checkout process. Tell us what day you need the package to arrive, and either “morning” or “afternoon.” We’ll get that hot potato delivered via the fine folks at FedEx Express. Voila!

International Shipping

USPS is our default carrier for international shipping. Please note that USPS only allows tracking while the package is in the United States {foreign countries don't scan and update the USPS tracking system}. If a package is lost or stuck in customs, Read Between The Lines will not be held liable. If you would like tracking and insurance via FedEx (because they are amazing), please email us BEFORE placing your order so we can plan accordingly, and the additional shipping charges can be added to your transaction.

Gift Shipping

Sending something fun to someone you dig? We’re tickled pink to giftwrap it for you (complimentary, love!). Please just let us know in the ‘Note to Seller’ box in the PayPal checkout process (including a short note you’d like included with your order, and any helpful giftwrapping-oriented instructions, like “my friend is allergic to pink.”).

Please also make sure that the “ship to” address has the correct gift recipient name and address. Thanks!

Return Policy

We want you to be over-the-moon happy with what you receive from Read Between The Lines. Should anything make you the least bit sad, please contact us via email within 14 days of receiving the items.

If you’d like to return something, please note that goods must be returned within 14 days of shipment - in original packaging and in sellable condition.

Upon our receipt of the returned items (in lovely condition and in original packaging), a full refund of your merchandise cost will be issued to the card you used to make your purchase. There. All better.

Questions for us not covered in this FAQ? Send us a line at: hello@readbetweenthelines.com. We love to hear from you!