about us


about us

Marenthe Otten is a Dutch graphic designer and illustrator. She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall. She has brown hair, a cheeky smile and a glint in her eye.

One day, Marenthe had a baby.

The next day (well, maybe a few days later), wearing her favourite red shoes, Marenthe searched and searched to find the perfect card to announce the birth of her first child, Lila Poppy.

By the end of the day, her feet ached and she was bored of seeing sickly, samey, soporific cards that did nothing for her.

“What if…”, she thought, “what if I designed a range of special cards that express this delight and joy I’m feeling?”

“I think I’ll use a crafty combination of dreamy drawings, sweet pictures and bold design.”

“I know! (Ding! Light bulb moment.) I could offer a beautiful range of cards for people to tailor themselves, so they can have a hand in the creative process, making each card truly unique.”

All this thinking was rather taxing. “Is it time for a foot rub?”

Thus, popje.com was brought into this world, followed shortly after by Marenthe’s son, Piet Soetje. And then, another moment of inspiration: “there are boys too!”.

Popje.com offers distinctive, cheerful, elegant cards. They are 100 percent guaranteed original and cliché –free (unless, of course, you choose to add your own!).