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Live from VGH, Edition 3

Welcome back! We hope you’re enjoying VGH. Leave us some feedback on FB or Insta. Two things we strive for related to our cards. 1) The insides are blank so that your handwritten note takes center stage. 2) They’re designed and printed by small, often indie artists. Mama’s Day is May 10th and you’ve seen the posts that your kids will not be bringing home DIY crafty treasures from school so we’ve got you covered. We’re featuring a great assortment of letterpress beauties made in Seattle, WA by Ilee Papergoods; wildflower seed paper which Mom can plant in her garden by Seedlings in Clinton, MA and letterpress veggie cards handmade by Alice-Louse Press in Perrysburg, OH. We are basically an...

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Live from VGH, Edition 2

It’s @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Virtual Gallery Hop! Wish we were NOT social distancing but we’re together on Facebook and Insta @onpaperohio. Did we mention our spring garden/Mom’s Day collection? Let us introduce you to Bok Choy Love by @Betsy Marie. Betsy Marie’s a local artist and graphic designer (plus Mom of two, wife, puzzle aficionado, lover of the outdoors…)! She finds endless inspiration in her garden and her kitchen. She creates stamped art using vegetables as her printing tool, capturing the beauty of food and celebrating the good they bring to our bodies and our land. Using bok choy as a printing tool showcases the veggie’s unique thumbprint and pays homage to our amazing resources. $350. Check our featured page for a lovely selection of framed...

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Live from @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Virtual Gallery Hop

It’s @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Virtual Gallery Hop! Wish we were NOT social distancing but we’re together on Facebook and Insta. Lynsey Penny, our graphic design genius has refreshed and redesigned our website We are in LOVE with the minimalist aesthetic which allows our products to take center stage. Our website will never replace the experience of being in our shop with its creaky floors and chippy paint, where you can smell and touch and try but not everyone can visit all the time so being online allows us to share with our friends and family near and far. Take a tour! Next up, at 3pm, our spring garden/celebrate Mom collection. 

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Wedding Invitations Decoded

If you know how to read between the lines, a properly worded wedding invitation conveys much more than the who, what, and where. We’d like to let you in on the why of invitation etiquette so you’re always in the know. Let's take it from the top! The first line of a wedding invitation usually indicates who is hosting the wedding. Traditionally, the bride’s parents foot the bill (and thus receive top billing). If parents use titles, chances are you're in for a formal event More and more, families are coming together to host weddings. If you notice two sets of parents at the top or inclusive language like Together with their families, it’s safe to assume that teamwork makes...

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365 Letters a Year

I recently had the distinct pleasure of connecting with On Paper patron and all round excellent human being, Michael, to discuss a practice near and dear to our hearts: letter writing. We love it. We do it. We love talking about doing it. And while you’ll find a devoted group of letter writers aboard the good ship On Paper, none of us are doing what Michael is—sending 365 pieces of handwritten notes, cards, and letters in one year. Envelopes ripe for the stuffin' When he first mentioned his project several weeks ago, I played it decidedly uncool. Partly because of my role as store manager-blogger-Instagrammer, but also out of genuine personal interest I wanted to sit down and talk shop,...

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