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On Paper's Gift Guide: 12 Days of Holiday Giving, Day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas, things were picture perfect Earlier in this series we mentioned appreciating gifts that inspire us to live at a slower, more reflective pace. Though we love snapping pics on our phones and jazzing them up on Instagram (we're @onpaperohio) as much as the next person, we welcome the opportunity to sit down on the couch, tea steaming away on the table, and flip through a photo album. A tome for your home--a beveled-edge leather photo album If that album happens to be Italian made, hand bound and archival, all the better. For newly married couples, families expecting little ones, or globetrotting friends, a photo album that will preserve and display their memories is useful...

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On Paper's Gift Guide: 12 Days of Holiday Giving, Day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas, I gave my love scrumptious scents If you have a cologne connoisseur or a perfume enthusiast on your list, the fully stocked On Paper apothecary is the place to shop. Not only do we have a range of scents and price points, but we genuinely love fragrance (second only to paper), and would love to help you pick just the right one. New to the shop this year is Carthusia, and those in the know understand what a treat it is to find these scents stateside. Made on Capri from a formula originally developed in the 1300s, these fragrances are timeless and sophisticated. Fiori di Capri was popularized by none other than Jackie O....

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On Paper's Gift Guide: 12 Days of Holiday Giving, Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas, I gave my love Pinterest-worthy hand lettering and calligraphy supplies If your Pinterest feed looks anything like ours, it’s chockfull of hand lettering tutorials, projects, and tips. And while calligraphy has always been a part of our custom service (have you seen our logo?), we’re so happy to see so many embracing and appreciating the craft. Traditional calligraphy uses a nib and dipping ink, and features thick downward strokes and thinner upward strokes. If you have an aspiring calligrapher in your midst, we recommend getting a set that includes multiple nibs allowing him or her to practice a variety of styles. One of our very favorite options includes five Brause nibs, violet J. Herbin...

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On Paper's Gift Guide: 12 Days of Holiday Giving, Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me O-H-I-O Whether it’s love for Ohio State or love for the state of Ohio, On Paper has gifts to celebrate school and/or state. Our pewter and glass Ohio State barware collection keeps everyone in a celebratory mood regardless of the score. We've got flasks for a wee nip, bottle openers and corkscrews for the pre-game, game-game, and post-game. For a more stately sports-viewing experience, we recommend the pewter wine chiller and glass set. Perfect for your OH-pinot grig-IO.    Portable potable Our state pride isn’t limited to libation. We also have an entire shelf Ohio related jewelry. It’s tasteful as can be in muted brass tones with delicate...

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On Paper's Gift Guide: 12 Days of Holiday Giving, Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas, you are just my type On Paper’s typewriter emporium is all refurbished and ready for your musings, missives, or manifesto. Our selection ranges from the grand dame, a Royal No. 10 from 1929 in pristine condition, to the mid-century mod Underwood 21 (made by Olivetti) in shades of blue.   Glass panels and all--behold the Royal No. 10   I'll have a blue typewriter Christmas Also pick up "The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century" by typewriter whisperer and Ohioan, Richard Polt. It's a fantastic addition to any enthusiast's collection.

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