1. Paper Source Thanksgiving Traditions

    Thanksgiving traditions, Paper Source

    Going to a place we call home and being with loved ones is what makes the holidays so special. Traditions, though, are what keep the memories of the holiday season alive year round. We went around the Paper Source HQ in Chicago, and asked our team members what their Thanksgiving traditions were. Read on to learn some interesting traditions that you may want to impliment yourself! Read More

  2. The Arctic Election Results are in!

    It has been a snowstorm of fun, but the Arctic Election has finally reached its conclusion.  The voters have spoken, and we are excited to announce that Narwhal has won the 2016 Arctic Election!

    President Narwhal
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  3. Last Chance to Vote in the Arctic Election

    last chance to vote

    Have you voted for your favorite arctic critter yet? The 2016 Arctic Election is coming to an end, but there is still time! Help us decide whether Walrus of Narwhal will claim victory over the frigid waters of the north this holiday season. Read More

  4. 2016 Arctic Election Update



    vote in the arctic election

    As the end of the election approaches, we decided to check in with some of our arctic friends to see where they currently stand this election. Read More

  5. 2016 Arctic Election

    Vote in the Arctic Election Campaign Poster

    In the midst of election season, there is only one question on everyone’s mind: Which arctic critter should rein over the frigid waters of the north? Our polar friends have hit our stores across the nation, grabbing the hearts of fans and dividing our creative community with their cuteness. Get to know our candidates, and decide for yourself who should win the 2016 Arctic Election. Read More

  6. Work Where You Love to Shop – Hiring for the Holidays



    holiday hiring polaroid on wood background

    Holiday hiring is upon us, and we’re excited to show you our amazing brand this season. 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 this holiday season!
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  7. Meet the Maker Series: Lucy Halcomb of Lucy_Mail

    picture of Lucy Halcomb

    We find that it’s the simple things in life that spark our creativity, and when we came across Lucy’ Halcomb’s Instagram (@lucy_mail), we instantly felt a shared connection. Enamored by her playful illustrations on envelopes, we reached out to Lucy to learn more about where she draws inspiration from and why staying creative matters. Read More

  8. Paper Source Takes Brooklyn



    Recently, we were invited to Brooklyn to partake in the Etsy Open Call, and having never been to Brooklyn before (don’t judge us – we’re midwesterners!), we took to the streets to explore the lush creativity the city had to offer before we experienced the lush creativity the Open Call had to offer. With suggestions from you, we ate, carouseled, crafted and ate even more of our way towards the Esty headquarters. While our waistbands will never forgive us, Brooklyn and the Etsy Open Call reminded us exactly why we do what we do here at Paper Source and the amazingly creative people in the world who inspire us to do and be better. Here is a little insight into the Open Call and Paper Source taking Brooklyn (although sadly, not back to Chicago):
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  9. Passage From India



    Paper Source began with one mission: to showcase gorgeous papers from around the world. As time has gone on, though, that mission has expanded, and we’ve grown our product offerings and presence in your communities. Now, we aim to inspire others to Do Something Creative Every Day in any way their creativity takes root; however, we’ve never lost sight of our origins. We still strive to bring you beautiful papers with equally beautiful stories and our latest expedition brings you just that – eco-friendly papers from India that are as mesmerizing as they are unforgettable.

    beautiful note sets handmade in india

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  10. How It’s Made: Lagoon Paper



    This summer, we worked with our long time partner, French Paper Co., a sixth generation, family owned paper mill, to create a limited edition color. Infused with a breezy feeling of summer, our limited edition color, Lagoon, went through a rigorous process to achieve the perfect hue.

    We want to share a little insight into the complex world of color paper making that goes into the beautiful colorscope of products we provide for you at Paper Source. Take a peek inside French Paper Co.’s process below:

    adding dye to pulp to create paper Read More