About Us


F.U.N. Cards and Gifts was founded in 1994 on the premise that your stationery & gift shopping experience should be fabulous! A truly extraordinary experience begins with an unparalleled selection of products and impeccable service. You'll find both at fun.

F.U.N. Cards and Gifts was the concept of Rob Oswald, who has a true love of family and celebrations. His idea was to create a shop where all members of the family could find just the right gifts, cards and stationery for any occasion or celebration and get personal attention at a good price. Owned and operated by the Oswald family, it was no accident that the serendipitous shopping experience landed in the heart of Chicago's northern suburbs. Its customer base includes families along the north shore; regulars from the city, to those transplanted who went back in town just stop by to stock up on personal stationery. F.U.N. Cards and Gifts will also ship orders and make local deliveries.

The Oswald’s provide an atmosphere where you can tap into their many years of event planning expertise to help you make sure your vision is realized for any size event. From save the dates, to invitations, favors and decor, you'll be able to find what you need for the various stages of planning your event to deciding the themes, decor in all the way to the personalized thank you when it is all done. Open 6 days a week fun also offers after-hours consultations by appointment.

Rob Oswald, the primary buyer for the store has a keen eye for merchandising trends. Known in the industry for his sense of style and forward-thinking, Rob has made  F.U.N. Cards and Gifts the place where many designers and lines launch. You'll find up-and-coming names alongside premier brands making it the store you must experience first-hand, and there is always something new and wonderful to discover from Gifts,  home decor to stationary. Custom and personalized products are a specialty at F.U.N. Cards and Gifts.

You'll get personal attention and expertise to guide you through their vast selection of exceptional stationery brands ranging from William Arthur to Cranes, Vera Wang to Cest Papier and Natural Impressions.

The fun team will even help you with your wedding or gala planning every step of the way. Have your needs catered to by the F.U.N. Cards and Gifts staff whether buying a special gift or coordinating an event.

The future of fun:
It is not unusual to spot the next generation of fun: Lalaina, Mia and Nadia Oswald are growing up among the aisles. They each contribute as “product specialist” giving their heartfelt opinions and ideas of their father about what styles, colors and friends are important to them! Perhaps this is why F.U.N. Cards and Gifts has always been a shopping respite for your teens, as well as a place where they can get guidance and insight about trends from the staff, too.

We know that today you have so many choices of where to shop. We invite you to experience our family owned and operated business, where you look at great personal service and assistance.