what we do
In celebrating life...all that is memorable, occasions, milestones, our quirks, our distinctions, events, and the everyday moments that keep life interesting, Stay Lifted produces an ever-expanding array of multicultural stationery and gift products that include curated collections and exclusive products that are offered through multiple brands owned and operated by Stay Lifted and through our retail partners such as Products4Us.com & Papyrus.
Stay Lifted is committed to designing and distributing products with you in mind, drawing on our many years of experience and the close connections we feel with our sisterhood, customers, friends and family. Our products are made in the USA with a commitment to using recycled materials and the help of local small businesses and vendors. We adopt eco-friendly processes in the creation and delivery of our products whenever possible and all paper products are made of sustainable sources.
our story began when...
The fashionable designs and fresh sentiments that Stay Lifted has become known for are the creations of Founder, Charissa Ware, the self-taught illustrator/mom/volunteer/business woman, who leads the company’s vision as the President and Creative Director.
When Charissa couldn't find ethnic baby shower invitations that represented her style, she decided to create her own which led to making invitations and announcements for neighbors, family and friends...before she knew it, she was designing custom invitations, flyers, greeting cards and party favors for referrals and huge corporate events. Thirsty for images that looked like them and sentiments that spoke in their voices, women began to spread the word about Charissa’s fresh new designs that featured sassy sentiments and fashionable illustrations that most notably included women of color, relatable characters and curvy fashionistas. The overwhelming response and the move back home to California for a fresh start encouraged Charissa to convert her artistic passion into her own line of stationery products and just like that - Stay Lifted was born.