1. #PSBeeKind: Make Your Commitment to Kindness

    Bee Kind, Valentine's Day 2017

    We want to start this year off right by committing to a resolution that is sweet and simple. At Paper Source, we want to strive to make little changes to share love and kindness everyday. As a part of our #PSBeeKind Campaign, we believe that simple acts of kindness and a little bit of sweetness can go a long way!

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  2. 2016 Holiday Card Contest Winners

    There is nothing more heartfelt, than a handmade card from someone you love. We are thrilled that our customers enjoy DIY-ing as much as we do. With the overwhelming response & the votes being cast, we’re super excited to announce the winners of our Annual Holiday Card Contest!

    If you’re making DIY holiday cards, tag us on Instagram using #PaperSource! We’d love to see what you’re up to!
    Here are our 2016 Holiday Card winners that you all voted for!

    First Place Winner — Stephanie K.

    Holiday Card, Paper Source, DIY, Holiday Card Contest


    Second Place Winner — Sarah K.

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    Third Place Winner — Samantha W.

    Holiday Card Contest, Rudolph Reindeer Card, DIY Card


    Paper Source Jury Prize Winner — Jamie H.

    Jamie’s card was selected by a jury vote in our Paper Source HQ to be produced by us as a part of our 2017 holiday card collection. We loved how Jamie designed a sophisticated card that is both beautiful and classy. It’s on trend with the effortless touch of hand-lettering and will make a great addition to our Hanukkah holiday card assortment next year.

    Chanukah Card, Hanukkah Card, Paper Source, Holiday Card Contest


    We want to see more of your DIY holiday cards or all those love-filled Valentine’s Day cards you’re making for February! Tag us on Instagram using  #PaperSource or #MYPSValentine to share with us your creative adventures! We’d love to see what you’re up to and together we can do something creative every day!

    — Maham Khan
    Digital Marketing Intern

  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. Last Chance to Vote in the Arctic Election

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    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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