Juncos in Snow by Susan Bull Riley for Acorn Designs

Juncos In Snow, Artwork by Susan Bull Riley , copyright 2022


All Acorn Designs products are made with recycled papers

"I bought my first Bristlecone Pine journal at the forest service store in the White Mountains in California. I love the journal and your website is absolutely beautiful and easy to use."

~ Jim Denver, CO


To honor nature in all of its aspects is to honor all aspects of ourselves... let the plants and animals be our teachers.

Welcome to Acorn Designs

Acorn Designs has been creating eco-friendly paper products such as notecards, journals, and stationery since 1981. We remain dedicated to finding the greenest papers available and combine that with the highest quality art and stories to present you with a great product with environmental integrity. All of our products are sourced and manufactured in the US; mostly within very close proximity to our Finger Lakes, NY studio.

Our imagery currently represents the work of over 30 artists. It is our hope that our products encourage peace and a sense of connectedness to the natural world.


"THANK YOU for creating such exceptional cards and other precious paper products."

~ Jane, MN

"As a full-time writer, I go through a lot of journals and notebooks. The pocket journals made by Acorn Designs are not only lovely but the best-designed notebooks I've found. The paper quality is good. The generous spiral binding allows the journals to open flat or flit back on themselves.

The hardcovers are a dream when I'm doing research in the field and need a steady surface to write on. And the size is just right---small enough to tuck away, but large enough to be functional. Thanks for making such a great product!"

~ Kathleen, WI

Journals for A Nature Inspired Life

Make your plans, organize your community, advocate for the rights of nature with beautifully printed, 100% post-consumer journals, cards, and stationery by Acorn Designs.