1. How to Celebrate Thanksgiving this Year

    Gobble, gobble, gobble! COVID-19 may have crossed off a lot of our events on our calendar, but Thanksgiving isn’t canceled. Here are some tips and tricks on how to have a safe and socially-distanced Thanksgiving gathering!

     

    Send a Smile 

    Deliver a smile to the doorstep of a loved one. A handmade card is a perfect (and socially-distanced) way to express your gratitude and appreciation for a family member or friend. Our Thankful and Grateful Thanksgiving Card Bundle delivers this message perfectly!

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    Small & Safe Gathering

    This Thanksgiving spread gratitude–not germs! If you’re planning an in-person small and safe gathering, make sure to seat guests six-feet apart. Just because the plates are socially distanced doesn’t mean they can’t be festive. Create cute turkey placement cards using the I am Thankful For Turkey Kit. Have each person at the table write down all that he or she is thankful for on the feathers of these paper turkeys. This interactive activity is the perfect way to celebrate the reason for the season! 

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    If you choose to host a small gathering, make sure you are equipped with the necessary tools to create a safe, COVID-free environment for both you and your guests. To avoid high-touch surfaces, we recommend the use of disposable silverware, napkins, and plates. But who says disposable can’t be fancy? Our Gold Glitter Flatware adds a touch of elegance to any plate setting. In addition, swap your reusable tea towels for our paper Welcome Guests Gold Guest Towels. This will prevent the spread of bacteria that come with guests from drying their hands with the same towel. And you can’t forget the hand sanitizer! Place our Barr Co. Hand Sanitizer around your home as a friendly reminder to guests to sanitize their hands throughout the night. 

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    Enjoy a Virtual Slice of Pie

    Calling all sweet tooths! Whether you’re hosting a small and safe gathering or celebrating via webcam, indulge in a warm slice of pie with your friends and family. Prior to Thanksgiving Day, send friends and family a personalized card with your favorite pie recipe. Apple, pumpkin, pecan…I’ve got pies for them all! Invite your loved ones to bake this pie for your virtual Thanksgiving feast. Sending the recipe card ahead of time will allow your guests the opportunity to gather the ingredients and tools necessary to bake the pie. On your Zoom call, each guest will be enjoying the same slice of pie–this year, from the safety and comfort of their own home! 

    Use the Pie Garland Kit to decorate your Zoom background. Serve your pie on these Assorted Small Pie Plates and Piece of Me Napkins. This engaging and delicious activity may send you into a sugar rush–but at least you’ve got a belly full of hap-pie-ness! 

    Decorate a Festive Zoom Background

    For those hosting a virtual Thanksgiving feast, build a festive Zoom background. Build a fall-inspired backdrop by stringing our Fall Felt Leaf Garland against the wall. Bring some laughs to your digital gathering and throw on a pair of Turkey Sunglasses. Now you’ve got yourself a Thanksgiving Zoom room that will have all of your guests gobbling and wobbling!

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    Build a Thanksgiving Photo Wall

    Make some digital memories at your Thanksgiving gathering with a festive photo wall or selfie station! Have guests create adorable photo props using our Turkey Mask Kit. This makes for a great craft activity AND costume! For the photo backdrop, string the Turkey Give Thanks Garland across a blank wall. For a touch of autumn elegance, adorn the wall with our Gold Party Rosettes. Grab a camera, a smile, and show us your best selfie!

    Gratitude Cards and Journaling 

    Spending Thanksgiving day alone? Use this moment of solitude to reflect on your blessings. The Life of Gratitude Journal is filled with activities, projects, and writing prompts that challenge each individual to find happiness in the present. The act of gratitude journaling encourages individuals to seek joy in all of life’s daily moments, big and small. What are YOU thankful for?

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  2. Fun and Done: Holiday Help from Paper Source

    We are your one-stop holiday source. We can help you find the perfect gift and wrap it beautifully for you. You can even throw a holiday party at your local store. Check out below to get full details on all our fantastic services.

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  3. Fun & Done: Holiday Place Settings

    Dress up the table at your holiday party with these cute holiday place settings. We have the best party accessories to make your tables look amazing and keep the kids entertained. You’ll love the coordinating plates and napkins and the kids will love exploring their creative side.

     

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  4. Sign Up for November Workshops

    Join other creators in our fun workshops this November! Read below for an overview of each class and visit us online to see more details and reserve your spot now! You’ll have a scary good time!

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  5. Fun & Done: 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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  6. Fun & Done: Holiday Card Display

    ‘Tis the season for holiday cards – display them with a beautiful wall hanging.  This lovely DIY uses just a few materials and is quick and easy to make.  Follow these steps to create a display worthy of showing off cards from friends and family!

     

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  7. How to Display Holiday Cards

    You’ve signed sealed and delivered your own holiday cards and now it’s time to sit back and relax.  You know how much thought and work goes into getting those holiday cards out the door.  So when the cards from friends and family come flooding into your mailbox, show them off with a fun and festive display.  Here’s a few unique (and easy!) ideas for displaying your holiday cards this year.

     

     

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  8. Lined, Sealed, Delivered: Personalize Your Holiday Cards

    October is in full swing which means once Halloween has come and gone, the winter holidays will be approaching. We don’t know about you, but thinking about Christmas season gets us oh so excited for cups of hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, gift giving and holiday crafting. One of the most thoughtful ways to send your season’s greetings, your fa la las and your ho ho hos, is by adding beautiful touches to the envelope of your holiday cards. That’s why we make sure each is lined, sealed, and delivered with details that surprise and delight the recipient. Our DIY expert, Rebecca, came up with some fun and easy ways to personalize your holiday cards – from stamping, to envelope lining, and everything in between!

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  9. 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.

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    Second Place Winner — Sarah K.

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    Third Place Winner — Samantha W.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Digital Marketing Intern

  10. Five Essentials for Holiday Travel

    Holiday travel is the best – crowded airports, snow storms cancelling flights, and agitated gate agents are just some of the wonderful things to look forward to. Standing in an hour long TSA line or sitting sandwiched between two strangers on a plane is a great way to introduce yourself to new people and smells. Read More