1. Tips for setting a crafty kids’ Christmas table – Free download included!

    Who says grown ups get to have all the fun? This year, the kids’ table is the place to be!

    Aunts and uncles will be trading their seats for a spot at this fun-filled table this holiday. With a Letter to Santa download, festive photo props and unlimited possibilities of what to create, you’re sure to craft a Christmas to remember!

    The keys to a creative Christmas kids’ table are color, crafts and easy clean-up. Set the scene for a stress-free dinner party by offering projects at your Christmas table that will help kids stay seated and occupied before, during and after the meal.

    holiday themed tablescape with gifts and activities for kids
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  2. Buyer’s Favorites: Holiday Gift Ideas from Sadie

    As your holiday wish list begins to take shape, you might be wondering how to narrow down our assortment of perfect presents and giftable sentiments.

    Paper Source buyers to the rescue! We asked our fabulous team for their favorite items this season and they were able to choose a few for you! Take a look and get inspired.

    Sadie’s Picks

    Sadie has been with Paper Source for over two years and is buyer for the following departments: Single Cards, Stationery, Personalized, Calendars and Planners. Her favorite fonts are Bombshell and Bonjour and her favorite paper is Paper Source Luxe Blush.

    2016 Wall Art Calendar

    wall calendars with featuring artwork

    “Every year, the Paper Source design team creates exclusive art for this calendar in our home office in Chicago, IL. Watching this calendar come to life is one of my favorite times of year. It repurposes into 12 office and wrap items!”
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  3. 6 Stylish Ways to Set Your Thanksgiving Table

    The season of giving thanks is here, meaning you can look forward to a festive feast with friends and family. Whether you have a fully-packed kids table or an elegant and refined theme, Paper Source is here to get you ready to give thanks in style. Get inspired by some of our favorite table sets below!

    (Plates and silverware courtesy of Sur La Table)

    Table setting with chalk outline

    Chalk it up to a good time at the kid’s table with adorable and customizable Pilgrim Place Cards and Chalkboard Table Runner! For a fun way to keep everyone occupied while waiting for seconds, let them draw on the table (runner, of course) and design their own place setting! Repurpose fine paper to build napkin rings to complete the set.
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  4. Have a Happy Halloween with our spooky craft roundup!

    For a freaky and frightening lineup of all our favorite Halloween pictures, products and posts, read on – if you dare!

    Painted PumpkinsMoscow Mule Mugs

    For clever (and mess-free) ways to enchant your guests, adorn pumpkins with everything from glitter tattoos to washi tape, and use our Sticky Face Pumpkin Kit in new ways to keep the party potion flowing!

    Treat Bags
    It’s no trick! Use your own creativity and our versatile ribbons, Custom Stampers and stickers to create personalize party favors to treat your guests.

    Tinted Ice SpheresLuminariesGreen Drinks


    Creepily customize every aspect of your ghoulish get-together with special recipes and supplies perfect for any party.

    We love the petrifying pics from our fans around the web too!

    Halloween PlannerHalloween CardSpooky Garlands

    How will you celebrate this spooky day? Share with us on social or at #YestoPS!

  5. DIY Spooky-Sweet Treats for Halloween

    For some of us, Halloween is all about the candy, and with the holiday fast-approaching it’s time to stock up! Visit us online or in store today for 30% off Halloween supplies!

    For a fun and festive way to treat your Halloween party guests, why not offer adorable treat bags—stamped with your very own custom design?

    Treat Bags

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  6. Make like a tree and spruce up your holiday cards this season!

    Welcome in this holiday season (and welcome Spruce back into our colorscope!) with a deal on holiday cards that will let you cross everyone off your list! Buy two sets of holiday cards and get the third set 25% off!

    This year, why not inject a little (or a lot!) of magic into your messages with embellishments that send more than just Season’s Greetings – they really show how much you care.

    Read on for inspiration on how to make our holiday cards truly your own.

    Glitter embellishment

    Whether you consider yourself an accomplished artist or you just like to put your personal stamp on things, you can get as creative as you want with glitter! Our Paper Source exclusive designs are unique and beautiful, but don’t be afraid to embellish, adorn and bejewel to your heart’s content.

    Holiday GlitterHoliday Embellishment

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  7. Go Cubs Go! Create your own game day pennants!


    Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for their Game 3 win last night!

    Paper Source HQ is buzzing with excitement and we couldn’t help but put our own crafty spin on the W flag.


    Download the template to celebrate today!


    How will you celebrate Game 4? Share with us on social media and at #YestoPS!

  8. Frightfully Fool-Proof Halloween Party Tips


    Whether your guests are frightfully finicky eaters or ghostly gluttons, all you need is the recipe for the scariest soiree of the year! Check out some of the tricks and treats below that will scare your guests’ socks off!

    Killer Halloween Kits

    No one will say Boo! to these chillingly charming Monster Masks! Transform into a witch, mummy, Dracula or Frankenstein’s monster with a few scissor snips, some string and a little bit of glue. Set up a photo booth, decorate with ornaments and garlands, and host your own monster masquerade!


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  9. Find your inner artist at a P.S. workshop!

    As a bite of colder weather creeps into the autumn air you might be looking for fun ways to entertain yourself. Rather than lamenting the last days of summer, why not get crafty at one of our upcoming workshops? You’ll be able to bring home your works of art, along with new-found knowledge for keeping yourself busy when the real cold comes (let’s not think about that right now)!

    Buy two seats at the same time and save 10% off each seat! All classes come with a 10%-off coupon! Visit our site for store locations, dates and times.

    Halloween Card-Making Workshop – Saturday, Sept. 26th


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  10. Do Something Creative Every Day: Work at Paper Source!


    Seasonal hiring is upon us and we’re excited to expand our store teams! If you’ve ever been delighted by our store windows, inspired by our workshops or envious of our catalog pages, Paper Source might be a great fit for you!

    Not only will you be a member of our creative community, but our part-time seasonal team members get a 30% discount on great holidays gifts and crafting supplies– perfect for kick-starting your own holiday projects.

    If you’re interested in a fun holiday career, here are some things we’re looking for in our new associates:

    • Passion for Paper Source and our products
    • Fast, fun and friendly people
    • Experience working in a busy retail environment delivering a high level of customer service
    • Flexibility and availability to work the upcoming holiday season including nights, weekends and holidays

    Vanessa, who began with Paper Source as a holiday associate two seasons ago, has continued to grow with us. Here is her story.

    “I joined Paper Source because I had been at home for six months with my new baby and knew I needed to get out and connect with people again. I come from food service/retail management background and I really enjoyed showing people new things and building relationships with customers — and I love crafting! I figured Paper Source would be an awesome place to learn new things and share them with others. Plus, the Store Manager was so welcoming and straight forward during my interview, I knew it would be awesome!

    From day one I knew I had found “my people” here at Paper Source. It was so incredibly refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, they are all amazingly crafty and inspiring! It is so fun getting to know our customers and hearing their stories! My husband refers to me as the detective at home! I love to help bring customers’ ideas to their full potential. It is very gratifying!

    If you or someone you know think Paper Source’s holiday positions could be a good fit for you, be sure to apply today at your local Paper Source store or online at: www.papersource.com/careers.

    Have a great holiday season!

    Paper Source Recruitment Team