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About Us

Paper Source is a premier paperie and gift retailer offering a curated selection of fine papers, custom invitations and announcements, distinctive gifts, quirky greeting cards, gift wrap, paper craft kits, party supplies and personalized stationery and stamps.

Over half of the products we offer are original Paper Source designs from our Chicago-based team—offering a unique aesthetic and exclusive color palette.

Our Mission

Our goal is to inspire customers to "Do Something Creative Every Day" and to celebrate all of life's moments (the big and the small). A quirky card, chic personalized stationery, an elegant invitation, a beautifully wrapped gift or a festive birth announcement—we believe each offers a unique opportunity for creative expression in everyday life. At Paper Source, we are committed to innovation and original design, and offer a selection that allows our customers to express themselves creatively with ease.

Our History

The first Paper Source store was opened in Chicago in 1983 to showcase beautiful handcrafted papers from around the world. Through the years, we have grown our product offering and expanded our community reach with the introduction of new stores, through our website and a wholesale division, Waste Not Paper.

Sally Pofcher has been CEO of Paper Source since 2007 and during her tenure has increased original design and product offerings, continued a commitment to inspiring customers and opened more than 90 new stores across the country.

Paper Source is owned by the investment firm Investcorp and will continue opening stores and expanding in-store and online offerings.

Our Symbol

We consider the wasp to be the first true paper maker (it creates its nest by chewing bark, leaving a paper-like pulp), and we use the crafty insect to represent our own love for the medium that started it all.