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Do Something Creative Every Day

About Us

Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, quirky greeting cards, gift wrap, and custom stamps, envelopes and cards. Paper Source offers an original aesthetic, with a color palette and proprietary designs developed and created exclusively by us.

Our Mission
At Paper Source, our mission is to inspire you to "Do Something Creative Every Day," to spark ideas and provide materials to celebrate life's moments with beauty, humor, originality and personal expression. A funny card, personalized stationery, a lovely invitation, a beautifully wrapped gift, or birth announcement - we believe that each offers a unique opportunity for creative expression in everyday life. At Paper Source, we are committed to innovation and original design, offering an assortment that allows our customers to express themselves through inspired creativity.

Our History
The first Paper Source store was opened in Chicago in 1983 to showcase beautiful handcrafted papers from around the world. Through the years, we have grown our product offering beyond fine paper and expanded our reach with the introduction of Paper-Source.com and a wholesale division, Waste Not Paper. Today, Paper Source has dedicated design and product development teams that produce exclusive new kits, gifts, stationery, gift wrap and invitation designs each year.

Sally Pofcher began as CEO of Paper Source in 2007. Under Sally's leadership, Paper Source has increased original design and product offerings, continued a commitment to engaging customers and has opened more than 60 new stores, bringing the total to 80+ stores across the country. Owned by the successful and diverse investment firm, Investcorp, Paper Source will open additional stores in 2014 and continue to expand its in-store and online offerings.

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What's with the wasp?
The diligent paper wasp creates its nest by chewing bark and leaves into a paper-like pulp, and thus receives our affectionate designation as the original paper maker.

So, in tribute to our fellow paper aficionado, fold yourself an origami cup and offer a papery toast to the insect that started it all!