Paper Source founder Sue Lindstrom celebrates her birthday today and in her honor we’d like to call this Founder’s Day and take a moment to reflect on her (which she would just hate but we’re going to do it anyway!). Sue founded Paper Source over 25 years ago after a life-changing trip to Japan, during which she simply fell in love – with paper! Lucky for all of us, Sue came home wanting to share her new love. She opened her first Paper Source store here in Chicago, filling it with tools for creativity, keen gifts, quirky humor and lots of colorful, beautifully designed papers from around the world. Today, Sue’s vision and mission to Do Something Creative Every Day can be experienced in 30 stores nationally (and counting!) and online worldwide.
You’ve come a long way baby!
Sue, thank you for sharing your passion, humor, and truth while keeping us inspired and challenged to create the very best products for our loyal customers, every day. We send you a big “cheers” in hopes that on your special day you are enjoying one of your famous fresh (strong) margaritas while you take in the beauty of the western landscape just outside your door! XOXO, you’re the best!
— Paper Source