About Us

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Patti Samar

Getaway Girl Greetings was established by Patti Samar, the original “getaway girl.” A writer and graphic designer who resides in Port Huron, Michigan, she spends her summers sailing the Great Lakes and making the most of her “getaway” lifestyle.

Always fascinated with the wit and wisdom of others, she is pleased to present Getaway Girl Greetings, a quotable, woman-to-woman greeting card company designed to share the thoughts of the many wonderful women in the world (and even a few men!) who have uttered great words of wisdom. By establishing Getaway Girl Greetings, she hopes to share those wise words in a fun and meaningful way.

Samar holds both a master of arts degree in English and writing and a bachelor of science degree in English from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Her writing and design work has garnered awards from organizations such as the Detroit Press Club Foundation and the Associated Press. She has written, edited and designed for publications such as Seventeen magazine (at the tender age of 17!), the Detroit Free Press, the Milwaukee Sentinel, Michigan Business, and Woman’s Life magazine.

Samar owns and operates The Write Company, a writing, graphic design and marketing consulting firm. She has worked as a marketing and communications professional since 1985 for a diverse collection of organizations that include educational and financial institutions, the health care industry and the state government.

She is proudly and shamelessly a liberal Democrat.