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Why We Do What We Do…

The Little Archives is a family lifestyle brand whose goal is to celebrate creativity while bringing family together.

Founded by Adrienne Jopp in the summer of 2016, The Little Archives, is a monthly subscription box that delivers a mix of art supplies with detailed instructions for a thoughtfully curated, unique art and design project for parents to complete at home with their kids.

While earning her Bachelor of Kinesiology at Red Deer College and The University of Calgary, Adrienne specialized in Adapted Physical Education with an Intergrated Arts Approach to Human Movement, to help people with limited mobility find a way to achieve a state of flow. It was there she discovered her love for art.

With a passion for bringing people together, a flair for the creative, and the desire to capture every little moment with her kids, Adrienne created The Little Archives, in hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Adrienne lives on the West Coast with her husband and two ridiculously cute kids Cruz and Sloane.  When she’s not dreaming up cool art projects to do with her kids you can find her drinking coffee (or wine), reading Elin Hilderbrand novels, dreaming of Nantucket, playing as much tennis as she possibly can all while rocking out to awesome 80’s music.

A Letter From The Founder

Have you ever seen a really cool art project on Pinterest and thought to yourself “this looks like a really fun project to do with my kids!”

Excitedly, you load your kids in the car and take them to Michaels. You’ve convinced yourself that your kids can and will keep it together for the 10 minutes you’ll be in the store because you know exactly what you need, and you tell yourself you’ll be in and out in no time.

If you’re like me you’ve been there, only your kids won’t stay sitting in the cart and they’re trying to grab everything they can get their hands on. Suddenly you’re that mom in the craft store saying “sit down” and “don’t touch”  through gritted teeth every two seconds. Then your beautiful, wonderful children beg and whine at the cash register for treats and a stuffy that are, oh, so conveniently lined along the mile long checkout line (damn you Michael’s).

After an excruciating 45 minutes you’re finally leaving the store with $80.00 of craft supplies (that you’ll never use again) and in desperate need of a drink at 9:45 in the morning from the sheer stress of the experience.

Oh yeah and it doesn’t end there because once you get home and finally clear all the junk off the kitchen table and get set up to do the project, it doesn’t quite turn out like the one on Pinterest and your kids have been fighting over the scissors and the glue and your seriously praying that it’s nap time so you can lie down and forget this mess, (that was your brilliant idea in the first place), ever happened.

Thankfully, with a monthly subscription to The Little Archives you’ll never have to go through that again.

Art is such an important part of our children’s development and can be such a great way to spend quality family time together, but trips to the craft store are good for no one.

Which is one of the main reasons I created The Little Archives.

I wanted to find a way to take the stress out of the planning and organizing part of doing cool art at home, to save you money, and to give you more time to do the important things like sit down and engage with your kids creating memories, that you’ll both cherish for a lifetime.

Parenthood is fleeting so let’s make the most of it while we can.

xo,

Adrienne