Carla Ventrescais a graduate of Syracuse University where she majored in Communications and not freezing to death. Originally from Philadelphia, she moved to San Francisco, where she created ads for Revo and Fairmont hotels, though she could afford neither. She later moved to Boston and started a greeting card line. It grew big enough to capture the attention of Recycled Paper Greetings, the nation's third largest publisher. Carla is now one of their top artists, selling millions of cards each year, yet she still manages to send her Christmas cards out late. She currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she co-creates On A Claire Day with her husband and best friend, Henry Beckett.