1. The Art of the Handwritten Note

    As candy cane season approaches, the time to reach out to loved ones with warm wishes is also near. While technology makes it easy to keep in touch, nothing really says ‘I love you’ like a thoughtful, handwritten letter.

     

    With the U.S Postal Service reporting a 10 billion letter drop in the last 20 years, there’s no question that our gadgets have made it easier to keep in touch – but that doesn’t mean we should swap out the keyboard for a card. (Pro tip: Need help finding the perfect holiday card to accompany your message? We’ve got you covered!)

     

    The art of a handwritten letter honors traditions of the past and serves as a timeless memento to the present. Here are the top five reasons why you should put pen to (really pretty) paper this holiday season.

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  2. Everything You Need For Your Holiday Cards

    Whether creating handmade Christmas cards are your yearly tradition or you are looking for a way to make your holiday photo card stand out, Paper Source can help you find a card that captures the magic of the season.

    Below is what you need from start to finish to “dress” your envelope and cards with thoughtful and heart-warming touches that are sure to spread holiday cheer!

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  3. How to Make the Perfect Bow

    Nothing makes a sweeter statement atop a gift than a perfectly tied bow. And with endless pattern and color combinations, it’s the perfect skill to master for any season. Follow our guide for all of the pro-bow tying tips you’ll ever need.

     

     

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  4. Meet the Maker Series: Designing S’well Water Bottles

    At the beginning  of the development process,  how do you choose the designs and shapes of waterbottles?

    Our product line has grown incredibly and offers our Creative team a fun opportunity to marry style and function. We consider the current global trends each season when it comes to colors, patterns and finishes, while also making sure to stay true to our sustainable goals, drawing inspiration from the natural world. This is the fun part in working towards our ultimate goal of helping rid the world of single use plastic bottles! – Rachel

     

    Were their any specific textiles that inspired you?

    We look at trends that identify with people on a global scale – how they are feeling, what they are thinking, etc. and translate that into our designs. For our Fall/Holiday ’18 collection we took inspiration from both the natural world and global culture—from Japanese-inspired prints and vibrant European textile designs to classic American enamelware. -Rachel

     

    What lifestyle trends is S’well focusing on in the near future?

    I started S’well in 2010 with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles by creating products that looked better and worked harder. This still holds true today, and our innovation strategy continues to communicate this, while emphasizing lifestyle in every form. – Sarah

    Do you plan on incorporating more features to your products in the near future? (Magnetic? Place card holder? Water filter? Dishwasher safe?)

    We have so many new developments for 2019 and beyond in the works. We have been busy conceptualizing our latest collections, innovating our next forms, and working on unique business initiatives. These are exciting times for S’well and I can’t wait to see everything unfold. – Sarah

     

    What makes S’well water bottles a good holiday gift?

    There is truly a S’well for everyone! From our new large-format Roamer to our giftable Cocktail Kit and workout-ready Sports Cap, S’well offers boundless ways to celebrate and stay hydrated in style this season! -Sarah

    For more information on Founder, Sarah Kauss and how she started her brand, read her first Meet the Maker interview here.

    Shop our full collection of S’well water bottles for your next holiday gift!

  5. Meet the Maker: Wild & Wolf

    This design forward brand brings whimsy and wonder to their product.  Learn more about this maker in our interview below!

     

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  6. My Planner, My Plan Series: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    Meet PS Planner Ambassador: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

     

    Amber will go on record to say she “would rather lose my big toe than lose my calendar” and that is exactly why she has been the perfect fit as our next PS Planner Ambassador.  Formally, a child psychologist turned ultimate craft blogger she is always dreaming and planning her next project to share with her followers.  Her carefully curated and thoughtfully planned content has helped her define her space as a expert maker that has been featured in Domino Magazine, Food Network Magazine and HGTV.  Amber has several techniques for staying organized and making plans, including using a monthly calendar to have a large overview of her tasks.

     

     

     

    See our interview with Amber below for more on her creative organization tips and an inside look at her dream workspace.

     

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  7. The Art of Living, Giving, Celebrating, and Creating

    The Art of Paper Source

    On average, Americans check their phones 80 times a day. It seems like living in the present is a thing of past. But there’s an easy way to come back down to earth: crafting. While colored pens and stationary may not save the world, they do help us cherish all of life’s special moments, big and small – and there’s something to be said for that. Whether it’s a handwritten love letter you save for years to come or a memory book of your child’s first year, paper gives you a platform to master the Art of Living, Giving, Creating, and Celebrating.

     

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  8. Celebrating 35 Years of Creativity

    The Art of Paper Craft

    Paper is the canvas for capturing life’s moments and each moment we create becomes part of our story. We preserve life’s moments to pass them on so we can celebrate each moment for years to come. Paper Source has been here to help a community live, give, celebrate and create for thirty-five years and we look forward to having you with us on the next part of the journey. Discover your crafting personality here! target=”_blank”

    Celebrate with us!

    Join us in stores for our 35th anniversary event September 6-13 for special crafts, sales, gifts, raffle prizes & more!

    09/06 – 09/13 | Enter to win a Paper Source prize pack!
    Visit your local Paper Source and enter for a chance to win a Paper Source tote filled with our favorite products including a calendar, journal, and stickers or a private party workshop! Winners at each store will be announced at the 35th Anniversary Open House on 09/13.

    09/06 | Rifle Party launch
    Introducing Rifle Paper Co.’s first ever party collection, exclusively launching at Paper Source! Plates, napkins, cups and other party decor are adorned with Rifle’s signature floral print with gold trim. A perfect accessory for celebrating life’s biggest moments.

    09/07 | Make and Take Workshop
    Visit your local Paper Source and join us in a fun make and take workshop! Create a beautiful DIY postcard, featuring Paper Source designed artwork, for display or to send off to a friend. Embellish your card with stamps, washi tape, and fine paper!

    09/08 – 09/09 | Gift with $35+ Purchase
    Our gift to you! Celebrate our latest Paper Bar color offering and receive an exclusive FREE Jade tassel with any purchase over $35.

    09/13 | Open House
    Join us all day in-store for refreshments and shop our 35th Anniversary sales before they’re gone! Local sweepstakes winners will be announced during open house.

    Enter to Win!

    Can’t make it in-store? We didn’t forget about you! Click here and enter to win a Paper Source prize pack featuring a calendar, stamps, planners, Sugarfina gummies and more.

    Celebrate 35 Years with 35 Crafts

    We’re revisiting our favorite crafts from the Paper Source archives. Click on the photo to get inspired and create with us!

    Store Locations

    Find your nearest Paper Source here.

  9. My Planner, My Plan Series: Eva Amurri Martino

    Meet PS Planner Ambassador: Eva Amurri Martino

    With a natural desire to work hard, combined with her passion for style and love of her family, Eva Amurri Martino was able to create her own lifestyle blog where she can share her guide to life.  Eva’s lifestyle blog focuses on her passions but also creates a community for shared experiences as mothers and friends in a safe space.  Finding a balance between structure and flexibility has allowed her successfully manage the needs of her brand but also her family.  To do this best, she uses her planner with a weekly view to prioritize and respond quickly to new inspirations or opportunities.

     

     

     

     

    See our interview with Eva below for more on how she balances life between work, family and travel.

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  10. Women We Love: Marie Tillman

     

    As a leader of two business and a family of six, simplifying life has been a key strategy for Marie Tillman’s success.  This approach helps Marie stay true to the person she aspires to be and the life she wants to live.

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