Customers and friends alike often ask us how The Green Kangaroo got its unusual name. When we learned that some of our dear employees didnâ€™t even know the answer to this query, we thought a blog posting was in order to explain ourselves!
We were inspired with our quirky moniker by our appreciation for Judy Blumeâ€™s first published book, The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo. This funny story about a kid struggling to express his uniqueness and individuality had always spoken to our own journeys of trying to â€œfit in.â€ When we were preparing to launch our line of completely customizable invitations and stationery, the reference to â€œThe Green Kangarooâ€ seemed to fit our mission of embracing each customerâ€™s personal style and creativity and of working with design ideas that donâ€™t â€œfit inâ€ to the templates of traditional stationers.
These years later, the name has proven to fit our unconventional approach to the stationery business. And its light-hearted tone helps us keep our focus on the fun and beautiful artisanship that we love so much about what we do.
Are you a Green Kangaroo?