Hi! I’m Angelica, the entrePUNeur and CARDist behind ACouplePuns. Ever since I was young, I have always been the comedian of my friends and family so for me to turn my love for laughter into a business comes to no surprise to those who know me. My obsession with puns came to life when my husband and I were dating long distance. We met on a dating app and he “swiped me right off my feet” so we ended up texting every day and then eventually face-timing. This all occurred while he was stationed in Japan and I was in Maryland! After months of being modern day pen pals we decided to meet in person.
SO… I did something crazy and flew to Tokyo for our first date and then we embarked on the long-distance relationship journey! We would communicate via puns throughout the day and it made the distance seem shorter because I was always laughing and seeking out fun puns or word play to share. When we would have the chance to see each other I would take photos of him and write a punny caption about what he was doing or an object he was holding. I shared these photos on Facebook and Instagram and my friends began to encourage my punny antics and share any sight of a pun with me. I realized how much people enjoy sharing puns as sentiments, so I began brainstorming how I could expand this network of fellow punny individuals beyond my own inbox. Home has always been where the “art” is for me so coupling my love for art and puns into something that allows people to share laughter was easy, it just clicked!
I officially started ACouplePuns in the summer of 2017 after moving from Maryland to Texas and felt for a lack of better words, homesick and displaced. I had to work a bit harder to make Texas feel like a home and really put myself out of my comfort zone. My husband is a Navy pilot meaning our life will consist of frequent moves so I sought to create something I could take with me wherever we go and I ended up with this amazing gift that is ACouplePuns. I began creating my cards and “drawing” inspiration from pop culture, things I love and places I travel. Sharing laughter and connecting people is what continues to inspire me. I remember setting up at my first market and seeing how many people came by and laughed with me over my cards and told me why one specific design is perfect for someone special in their life.
ACouplePuns has become so much more than a card business to me. It's my medium to connect with locals in my community, creatives and other brands. I think there is a lot of value in forging connections with small businesses and my favorite thing about ACouplePuns is how many talented, driven and creative humans it has introduced me to and seeing how we use our shared entrepreneurial spirit to collaborate.