DaySpring Cards was founded in 1971 in Covina, California, by four Christian men, Dean Kerns, Don Leetch, Russ Flint, and Roy Lessin. Their first printing endeavor was done on a printing press in Don Leetch’s garage! They had a common vision to use printed messages to make Christ and the Word more widely known. During their first eight years in California the company experienced great growth, and in 1979 the company was moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Here the DaySpring plant was built in a lovely country setting along the Illinois River.