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Valentines for Procrastinators



It seems 2013 is determined to fly by even faster than 2012; Valentine's Day is a week from today! That's right, folks... seven days left to find something sweet for your sweetheart. (And we're only open for five of them! Don't forget we're closed Sundays and Mondays.)

So today we're sharing a handful of our favorite Valentines still here in the shop. If you see one you love, stop in or give us a...



The Evolution of the Business Card



The business card is a stationery item so omnipresent that most people are unaware of its fascinating roots in European culture, or of its ongoing transformation. Today the exchange of one's card can be a purely professional act or a romantic overture, depending on the context. But in the 1600s, such distinctions were quite clear.

In 17th century England, trade cards became a popular form of...



Everyday Magic



A few weeks ago a customer came into the shop looking for sophisticated stationery. This twenty-something gentleman had recently acquired a Parisian pen pal (the stuff dreams are made of!) and was overwhelmed by the task of responding to the beautiful letter he had received par avion.

Without a clue at first as to what he was looking for (but certain that he’d know it when he found it) he wandered...



One Crafty Mom!




During our Anniversary Sale one of our all time, longtime, fave On Paper Pen Pals brought in "show and tell" - a treasure trove of all the invitations she has been making using our papers.


Sooo fun to see her creativity! For yearsshe has been shopping at On Paper and has spent hours crafting with her two girls (also On Paper fave fans!). It's been a joy to watch them grow up, and now, to see...

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