Elizabeth Howard started her online paper boutique in 2005 as a part-time venture, later leaving her full-time career in information technology in 2007 to open her own retail store, The Cordial Cricket. Her store, located in Chester, Virginia and online at www.thecordialcricket.com, specializes in custom invitations, stationery and gifts.
Elizabeth is a lover of all things classy, stylish, prim and proper. She keeps abreast of the current trends in the wedding and stationery industry as well as timeless and traditional etiquette in order to provide even more value to her customer’s service experience. Giving etiquette advice and answers to customers and brides, she now finds is a daily occurrence. She has been featured in and/or written for publications such as Stationery Trends Magazine and Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. She enjoys speaking on the topics of wedding, social and correspondence etiquette as well as the adventures of being a small business owner, using social media, blogging and marketing. For media, writing or speaking engagement inquiries contact: Elizabeth Howard at
Since 2005, The Cordial Cricket, has been on a mission to provide the most stylish selection of custom invitations, stationery & gifts for adults and kids. We carry the latest products from many of the finest companies, including the renowned Crane & Co. For lovely brides and handsome grooms, we offer complete wedding invitation services. Feel free to contact us to set up an appointment for your wedding invitation consultation.
We love our business, our products, and making our customers happy. Whether you need a stylish set of note cards for yourself or a gift for someone special, you will surely find something unique at The Cordial Cricket!