Monday, February 2, 2015

A Very Paper Style Valentine's Day!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we asked our Paper Style team to share with us Valentine's Day highlights to get us all into the spirit! Love in the air, and all that!

And we had some SUPER sweet submissions from our team:

Andrea in Web Content (whose birthday is actually ON Valentine's Day!!) sent in a story about her family's sweet Valentine's Day tradition:
Since I was born on Valentine’s Day, my dad ALWAYS made that day so very special for me and all the girls in his life. My mom would always get the biggest Valentine filled with Russell Stover candy. I would get the next biggest, and then my sisters' were a bit smaller… as time passed, and we all had daughters, my dad made sure to include them as well!

Below is a picture of Andrea's daughters and the Valentines that her dad sent to them the first year they were living in GA! (SO. CUTE.)

Paper Stylist Karen submitted this photo of her sweet dog Millie as her favorite Valentine "because she always loves me no matter what!" And we think Millie makes a great Valentine; it's always an extra special day around here when she comes to visit!

Type Stylist Debbie submitted some pictures of a beautiful tablescape she put together for a Valentine's Day party she hosted! Isn't that "Love" confetti absolutely perfect?

On the other hand, we also had some pretty comical submissions, illustrating the ridiculousness of trying to eat out on the 14th of February:

Our founder, Chris, submitted a great Valentine's Day story from back in his college days:
In college at UGA, my sweet girlfriend wanted to go to a ‘nice’ dinner but there was only one problem.  I didn’t make a reservation anywhere. We both dressed up, she in a pretty dress and I wore a tie… drove all over Athens and after 2 hours of finding nothing but booked restaurants, we gave up and dined at Long John Silver's… not what she had in mind. Moral of story… make a freaking reservation on the busiest dining evening of the year if you want anything other than fast food!

Our Graphic Specialist, Michael, had a similar story:
One year I decided to go big and take my wife out for dinner on Valentine's Day. We got all dressed up and went to a Houston's restaurant. Apparently you needed a reservation, and the hostess wouldn't even let us in without one. We drove to Outback Steakhouse and there was a line of probably 12 couples waiting to be called. We waited for almost an hour and left. Then, I took her to a small Cuban diner... and it was closed for issues with their license. We ended up at a Taco Bell at 11 p.m. that looked like a trip to the 70's, eating burritos under white fluorescent lights. We have not gone out to dinner on a Valentine's night ever since then. We find a recipe that we both like and we prepare it at home.

Definitely lessons well learned.

Have any spectacular (or spectacularly unfortunate) Valentine's Day stories you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Big Welcome for a Little Guy!

We're so excited to welcome a new member to our Paper Style Team!

Last month, Shikha, a member of our Web Team, welcomed this little guy into the world! Say hello to Shourya!

Isn't he just the cutest?! Can't wait til her comes for a visit!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Trophy & A Farewell

Yesterday was a big day for Paper Style! We had some laughs and shed some tears, celebrated one employee and said farewell to another as she begins a new journey.

Oh, we gave out a trophy, too! Our Merchandising Manager, Terri, was nominated as the Q4 MVP! Terri wears a lot of different hats around Paper Style HQ and she works very hard, so it's very exciting to see her take home the gold (and by gold, we mean an old swim trophy won by the founder of the company that gets passed from MVP to MVP). A trophy's a trophy, right? Doesn't matter who's name is on it. ...right?

Congrats, Terri!

And now on to the sadder news.

Paper Stylist Stacey has worked for Paper Style for over 10 years, and has been working with the owners even longer than that. She is the definition of a sweetheart, and a favorite to many of our regular customers. Yesterday, we bid her farewell in proper Paper Style fashion (with a ton of food) as she embarks a new journey in her life as a health coach! It was hard to say goodbye, especially for those members of the Paper Style Team whom she coached in their journeys towards health. We wish her the very best of luck in all her endeavors and she will be sorely missed. We love you, Stacey!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Team Pick {Carla}

This week we're celebrating birthdays! Not any of our own, sadly, but the excitement and festivity of birthdays and birthday parties is unbeatable (in our humble opinion), so we want to spend the week talking about celebrating people and the fact that they're here on this funny little planet with us.

This week's pick comes from Carla, one of our lovely Paper Stylists. She chose this funky fresh birthday invitation:


We asked her why she chose this invitation.

"This is one of my favorites, I just think it is a great concept, especially with all the food trucks that are around now.  I do have a customer that used it and she emailed me to say that she got amazing feedback on the invitations.  It was for a dentist office that was having a Open House and they had a couple of food trucks there, so it really tied in and set the tone for the event."

Of course, we love getting positive customer feedback, but we especially love hearing feedback that tells us that our designs are trendy and spot-on. This is a great invite, really colorful and fun, perfect for a birthday boy or girl of any age!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Team Pick {Aimee}

This week's Tuesday Team Pick comes from Social Media Coordinator Aimee, in honor of our week celebrating fall weddings! (Because barns! Pumpkins! Hay bales! Fall leaves! Pumpkin spice! Right?)

This is one of our newest wedding designs, and it's Laura Ashley, so what's not to love? The colors are so bright and the design perfectly captures the essence of fall. This invitation would be perfect for any fall wedding, especially one outside, with all the changing leaves! There's also a variation of this card in which the band with the text in it is orange, which would be bright and cheery, whereas the green is a bit more subdued. 

We'd love to hear what you think!