The Edit

The Edit Logo in the color Papaya.

Welcome to The Edit, your curated resource for what we are loving at Paper Source. Check out our color mood, DIY inspiration, staff picks, customer recommendations, behind‑the‑scenes info and more.

Color Mood

Papaya orange gradient.

Papaya is

determined. skilled. supportive. protective.

It's National Papaya Month! In honor of the celebration, we're delighted to feature papaya. Read more about papaya and other colors in the Colorscope, our version of a horoscope, then get crafting with paper and envelopes from the Paper Bar.

Colorful products including calendars and planners in warm orange and papaya tones.

On the Calendar

Artful Great Big Calendar decorated with embellishments for the month of September.

September 2022

At Paper Source we love celebrating moments both big and small. Here are a few of the occasions we are putting on our calendar and looking forward to this month!

9/5: Labor Day

9/6: National Read a Book Day

9/8: National Ampersand Day

9/11: National Grandparent’s Day

9/12: National Day of Encouragement

9/14: National Live Creative Day

9/21: International Day of Peace

9/22: Autumnal Equinox

9/22: Dear Diary Day

9/25: Rosh Hashanah Begins

9/25: National Daughter’s Day

9/26: National Dumpling Day

9/29: National Coffee Day

Maker Feature

Sheba & Genevive of Mahara.
The Human Being Journal.

Meet the Creators behind The Human Being Journal

The Human Being Journal will help you practice mindfulness and achieve your goals. This guided journal specializes on every aspect of your human being. Learn to live without regrets, achieve personal accountability with tenderness, and be fulfilled. Sheba & Genevive of Mahara are the inspirational duo that created this experience for us. They are leaders in health & mind, and shared with us how the project came to be, their tips for getting started with journaling and more.

Snail Mail Love

Fall and Thanksgiving greeting cards with quirky and classic illustrative designs. Halloween cards that are handmade with elements like stickers and washi tape.
Colorful handmade stationery and envelopes that express thinking of you sentiments. Floral greeting card that reads, Thinking of You.
Handmade greeting card with pumpkins in a basket. Card reads, happy fall.

Thinking of You Week

Thinking of You Week is September 19th - 25th. It is an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes and greeting cards. Whether you are celebrating a holiday, marking the season or just want to say "hello", sending a card is a tangible way to show someone you are thinking of them... and put a smile on their face!

What We're Celebrating

Woman dressed in top with crescent moon pattern. Paddywax Apothecary candle with amber and smoke scent. White pumpkin that is hollowed out to display spooky decorations inside.
Display of Tarot books, a vase and a skull. Close up shot of gourds in various colors. Mineralogie 2023 calendar by Cavallini and Co.
Cute and spooky white ghost mug. Night mushroom journal. Woman with glasses and a bandana in her hair.
Woman smiling with her hair pulled up in a bow. Velvet orange pumpkin decoration. Pie for Everyone book displayed with party decor.

Favorites from our Fall Aficionados

Whether you call it autumn or fall, we love it all! The crisp air, golden leaves and smell of fresh pie brings our pump-kings and queens come to life. We asked three of our in-house Fall aficionados to share with us their perfect autumn day and some of their favorite picks for the season.

Check out their answers below and let us know how you celebrate the changing seasons by sharing your answers on Instagram and tagging #papersource.

Monthly How-To

A desk displaying different notebooks wrapped with fine paper.

DIY Pocket Notebooks

Fall is always a good time for a new notebook.

Or several.

Making your own pocket-sized notebooks is a snap with just a few pieces of paper and a stapler! We used our new collection of handmade papers for the covers but you can also recycle other paper materials for your covers as well!

Giving Back

Products with Impact

Are you looking forward to getting cozy with a journal this fall and reflecting on how you can give back? Do both with The Human Being Journal, which gives a percent of sales to mental health organizations, and socks from Conscious Step that give to a variety of causes.

Pink and tan socks with small line drawing pattern of breasts displayed on pointed toes.

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks

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Light yellow socks with line drawings of happy and sad faces being held by a woman.

Mental Health Support Socks

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Being Paper Source means we are constantly looking for innovations in the paper making process. See how sustainability practices live within our ecosystem of paper.

Outline of the Chicago Skyline.

Starting at Home

The foundation for all our great products is paper. The majority of our paper – the base for wrap, cards & stationery, stickers and more – is created domestically, which means it doesn’t travel the world to get to you!

Wind power logos.

Working Together with Responsible Mills & Printers

Our paper is produced with certified mills who practice responsible, sustainable forestry. Our products are often created with post-consumer fiber, renewable energy sources or renewable plant-based materials.

Plant growth logo.

Using Our Paper Wisely

Eco-White, made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW (post-consumer waste), is the base for all our printed stationery, wrap and more.

Paper and envelopes logo.

Providing a Recycled Line

Our line of exclusive solid colors is made with at least 30% PCW. Our Luxe and Savoy papers are also made with a mix of recycled content and/or cotton, a renewable resource.

Shipping box logo.

Packing with Care

We have redesigned our packaging materials to reduce the amount of corrugate and plastic we use. We continue to look for ways to reduce our footprint through our supply chain.

Outline of the Chicago Skyline.

Starting at Home

The foundation for all our great products is paper. The majority of our paper – the base for wrap, cards & stationery, stickers and more – is created domestically, which means it doesn’t travel the world to get to you!

Wind power logos.

Working Together with Responsible Mills & Printers

Our paper is produced with certified mills who practice responsible, sustainable forestry. Our products are often created with post-consumer fiber, renewable energy sources or renewable plant-based materials.

Plant growth logo.

Using Our Paper Wisely

Eco-White, made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW (post-consumer waste), is the base for all our printed stationery, wrap and more.

Paper and envelopes logo.

Providing a Recycled Line

Our line of exclusive solid colors is made with at least 30% PCW. Our Luxe and Savoy papers are also made with a mix of recycled content and/or cotton, a renewable resource.

Shipping box logo.

Packing with Care

We have redesigned our packaging materials to reduce the amount of corrugate and plastic we use. We continue to look for ways to reduce our footprint through our supply chain.

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