Carole Joy Creations Inc. was established in 1985 by Victor and Carole Gellineau. Starting with only 6 Christmas designs, the company has steadily increased its offering to over 600 items. Today the line includes
Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday and everyday cards, blank notes, invitations, prints, a baby record book, a gift book, journals, notepads, calendars and personal planners.
The birth of Carole Joy Creations grew out of basic need and desire. Carole designed the family's greeting cards for years because Black cards were virtually nonexistent. Numerous friends began requesting that she illustrate cards for them, and this sparked the entrepreneurial interest. Victor, with a degree in business from Howard University, had a long time desire to start a manufacturing company and saw this need as a golden opportunity. The rest, as they say, is history.
After 30 years we have finally retired and closed Carole Joy Creations, Inc. effective January 1, 2015. We were very fortunate to have so many loyal customers over the years and we will miss you. Our dream was to provide positive images of the African American diaspora through greeting cards and related products when virtually none were available to us 30 years ago. Because of your support, that dream has been fulfilled and now we can look forward to our next chapter.