Paper Style partners Chris, Scott and Diane want to share the news of their niece Emory! She recently qualified for the National Finals in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Contest in January. She will be representing the Atlanta Falcons for the 10-11 age group!
Jumbo-tron picture of Emory competing in the semi-finals in Atlanta!
P.S. - Have you seen the Punt, Pass & Kick Contest in your hometown or know any kids that have participated?!
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! This year, just over 60,000 fans, guests and volunteers attended the 25th annual event over Labor Day weekend in Downtown Atlanta.
Andrew has attended each year for the last 13 years, and each year he talks someone else in the office into attending the parade that marches through a mile of Downtown Atlanta in costumes or coming down to visit for part of the weekend. We all enjoy bits and pieces of the excitement, from checking out the costumes to playing games and meeting actors, artists and authors. Here are a few of the photos that Andrew had taken this year:
Andrew with Felicia Day - Andrew volunteers as part of the Dragon*Con Security staff, in the Operations department. One of the perks is the opportunity to meet some of the guests in a casual setting. Here he is backstage with Felicia Day, most popular for her work in TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Eureka”, and “The Guild”; as well as the immensely popular Joss Whedon production “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog”.
Little guys even like Dragon*Con - Little Captain America - Many people enjoy creating a costume to wear of one of their favorite pop culture icons, and the excitement is always best to see a little kiddo wearing their costume and enjoying seeing all the other neat costumes. It’s also a great opportunity to start making plans for your Halloween party.
P.S. - Have you ever dared to attend Dragon*Con or something similar?!
We're proud of the Paper Style family and want you to know more about the great people that make us who we are. Here are a few words about someone who has been with us almost since the beginning... Terri!
What do you do at Paper Style? My job consist of a bunch of things! I buy for Paper Style, I manage the designers and I do whatever needs to be done!
How long have you been working at Paper Style? 9 1/2 years
What do you do when you're not at Paper Style? Tennis was a very important part of my life that I enjoyed but now that I’m a mother of a 5 year old most of my time goes to him!
What's your proudest Paper Style moment? The day I started!!! I love my job and I enjoy everyone that works here.
P.S. - Terri is an amazing person and true asset who radiates with happiness in everything she does. If you've ever worked with Terri or just want to give her a shout out, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love you Terri!
Christopher (son of Terri), Om (son of Hitesh) and Clayton (son of Boyd) all started school this week and boy were they excited! It's yet another chapter for the Paper Style Team... and to have three start at the same time is awesome!
P.S. - Did you have any little ones start school for the 1st time?!
Susan, our Typsetting Dept. Chief, recently attended her first Nascar Race in Kentucky. What made it even more special is that her husband Chris, a professional photographer, allowed them access in ALL areas. Here are some of the great pictures from that race!
Susan watches as Chris captures the moment from a-top an RV!
The stands were packed with race fans!
What a cool picture. Notice the fireworks on the top left?!
These cars reach crazy, fast speeds. If you have never been, ear plugs are encouraged!
Two of the biggest names in the sport, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
P.S. - To truly experience Nascar, like most professional sports, you have to see it in person. And to see it like Susan and Chris saw this race is as good as it gets!
Long time Paper Styler Andrew just returned from his second-to-last semester of school. We loved hearing all that he did and wanted to share with you some of the highlights!
A view from the top of Cave Hill overlooking the Belfast Harbor in Northern Ireland. The highest point in Belfast and home of Belfast Castle where many people celebrate their wedding each year. What princess doesn’t want to get married in a castle with a view like this?
Crossing Abbey Road in London, England. A must see for any Beatles fan or music enthusiast!
The Titanic shipyard in Belfast.
From beautiful the cliffs of Moher in Ireland. We caught a couple exchanging their vows on the cliffs in what had to have been one of the best destination weddings ever.
And last but not least... St. James Gate, home to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland and the idea for the first St. Patrick’s Day Party! Click on this pic. to check out our St. Patty Invites for next year. Cheers!
P.S. - We're really proud of Andrew for making the committment to do this once-in-a-lifetime trip!
As you might expect, we like celebrating around Paper Style and today was no exception... our July Birthdays! After singing we often kid each other of one of our all-time favorite movies, Office Space.
When asked which invitations they like the best, here's what they said:
We're proud of the Paper Style family and want you to know more about the great people that make us who we are. Here's a little bit about the man who runs the shipping plan... Drew!
What do you do at Paper Style? I manage the shipping department where we package Paper Style products and ship them out to our customers.
How long have you been working at Paper Style? 4 1/2 years.
What do you do when you're not at Paper Style? I am a musician and budding filmmaker. (See video below that Drew recently made of his very interesting neighborhood!)
What's your proudest Paper Style moment? It's hard to narrow down a specific moment but I am constantly overwhelmed and proud of the quality of our products and hard work that goes into creating those products every day. I am proud to be part of such a great family of coworkers that cares so much about who we serve as well as each other.
P.S. - Who do you have on your team that has a passion for filmmaking?!
Long time Paper Styler Deborah and her family had great reason to celebrate as her oldest daughter Ashley was married in Atlanta! They chose traditional invitations from Crane and Co. "It was everything they expected and more!" says Deborah. The couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos, reside in Atlanta and we wish them the very best!
P.S. - We're biased here, but are they not a beautiful couple?!
This year the Paper Style family had four lovely ladies graduate from local high schools! You can bet each of them got super cool invitations and announcements from Paper Style. We know they will make us proud as they move on to college!
Meet just a few of the furry friends that belong to the team at Paper Style! They come in all shapes, sizes and breeds but the one thing they all have in common is that they consistently give us what people often can't... a warm smile (or lick), a purr or wagging tail.
We print, they wait. We ship, they wait. We laugh, they wait. We drive home... and WE can't wait to see them!
P.S. - From time to time, our little friends come to work with us. :)
(Left) Casper (Right) Sammie
(Top) Rudy and Snowball
(Bottom dogs) Kacee and Nikki (Bottom kitty) Little Mike
(Top) Buddy, Starr & Tiger
(Left kitty) Huxley (Right dog) Sydney
(Bottom left kitty) Willy (Bottom right dog) Heidi
Happy Memorial Day from your friends at PaperStyle!
Our heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who have served and given their lives in service to their country.
On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
Last night, some of the Paper Style crew went to the local bowling alley for a few games of bowling!
We're a "slightly competitive" group of people. Each Strike was cheered (sometimes with a little victory dance or pirouette) and each time that one elusive pin still stood the cries of "you were robbed!" or "I think that one is glued" were heard.
Boyd managed to bring in the high score for the men with a 170, after 5 strikes in a row! Terri lead the ladies with 131. We had a lot of fun, and after last night - a few of us might just start a team!
My wife Lindsay and I were just in Mexico for our dear friends Tammy and Linnette's wedding. What an amazing week and celebration... We wish them our very best! - Chris
The wedding guests took over the super cool, all inclusive resort Playa Fiesta just outside of the city. As a dog lover, I snapped a shot of one of the two dogs that belong to the owners Adam and Lindsay from San Francisco.
The center piece of the property was their mosaic pool where we pretty much spent all day. And the sunsets are as good as it gets!
The welcome party was held at La Bodeguita Del Medio in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Yes, there was plenty of tequila... It was quite a welcome! The next day we noticed a sand-art contest where the Mayan Calendar piece really caught our eyes. The detail was amazing. They spray it with water periodically so it doesn't fall apart!
In our burlap welcome bags, we received a personal letter and rock with a word painted on that represented us (part of the beach on the property has thousands of rocks that washed up during a hurricane sometime ago). In return, at the reception, we were asked to do the same for the couple and place them in glass jars... "A single rock represents strength, but with lots of rocks and mortar, you can build a fortress!" How true and what a cool idea. And the printed cocktail napkins were a great touch!
Paper Style has three special families where a mom joined our team and then a daughter/son have followed. We think that's very cool. So in honor of them and all of our moms - we think you are the best and wish you a very happy day!
Dorothy with daughter Tammy (Typesetting),
Tammy with daughter Katie (Warehouse)
Debbie (Proofreading) with son Christopher (Formerly Warehouse) & daughter Megan (Formerly Customer Service)
Terri (Purchasing) with son Christopher (Soon-to-be in Marketing!)
We're not quite a teen-ager, but we will be turning twelve in the Fall! We thought it might be fun to tell you a little about who we are.
Paper Style is led by three siblings: Chris, Scott and Diane. And if you think our paper story ends there, it doesn't. Our mother and father were in retail packaging and our other two brothers and sisters are also in retail. All together, 6 kids, all in retail/printing and we all live in Atlanta... not too far from mom and dad!
We are lucky to have a great team of folks who help us make Paper Style what we think is a pretty cool place. We'll be featuring members of our team throughout the year, so if you want to know more, check back each week for updates! Oh, and in case you were wondering... Chris is on the left, Scott in the middle and Diane on the right!
It's been right at two years since my best friend was taken from me.
At the age of 7, Meadow developed in-operable cancer. She was as pretty as any golden retriever and was behind the scenes everyday at Paper Style. As a puppy, her breeder named all of the litter by color-coded collars until owners were chosen. Meadow was called 'pink-girl.' So in her honor, I planted white and pink azaleas behind the office which are growing and now in full bloom.
We no longer have her sweet smile, wagging tail and high-pitched whimper, but we will always have beautiful azaleas to remind us of her joy.- Chris
A graduation is a milestone event in a person's life. Announce the achievement to family and friends with stylish graduation announcements from Paper Style. Whether it is a high school or college diploma that has been earned, we have got just the card to match your style! Here are a few tips for your graduation announcements.
Include all the pertinent information-and some fun info too. You'll want to note the commencement ceremony details (when and where your child graduated), the class name and the school attended, and any honors the student received, such as GPA or other ranking and any clubs, sports, or activities. If your student has decided on a college, you might mention that as well. The wording for a high school graduation should be fun and upbeat-remember it's for a young adult who has just achieved something momentous!
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Add a photo of the graduate. Photo graduation announcements are the most personal of all, and you have so many options in terms of what photo to use. When picking a photo, make sure it's a shot the graduate likes, that it captures her style and personality, and then it clearly depicts her (a blurry photo of her running down the court in a basketball game is not the right shot for an announcement!). You can use a photo of her participating in a school-related activity, or in her cap and gown at the graduation ceremony, or laughing with her friends at a graduation party. If you happen to have a photo of your child when she started high school, consider placing that side by side with a shot of her graduating-friends and family will get a kick out of seeing how she's changed and grown!
Mail out the announcement in a timely manner. Invitations to high school commencement ceremonies come in short supply, so only a few of your closest family or friends will be able to attend the event. A high school graduation announcement that comes on the heels of the ceremony will be more likely to catch the recipient's attention-which will mean more recognition for your graduate. You want the announcement to feel like news, so don't wait too long after the ceremony to send it out. Design the announcement in advance of the graduation and then save it online; you can return to your saved design once you have a good photo, drop it in, and then order the announcements all in a few minutes. Make sure to have your list of addresses handy so the announcements can go out within a day or two of receiving them from the printer.
Don't mention gifts. A high school graduation is traditionally an opportunity for friends and family to send gifts in congratulation, so mentioning this, or where to send them, is unnecessary and untoward. Leave it out of your announcement and trust that your graduating child will get all he or she deserves!
Include a personal touch. With so many options for graduation announcements, you might not know where to start. Why not get the grad's input? Ask her what she likes and how she'd like to announce her graduation. It will let her know how important this moment is, and it will be a great way for you to spend time together before she heads off for college or other adventures. Also think about the school your graduate is leaving and the one he's heading to: add a personalized touch by incorporating the school mascot, a school motto, or a favorite cheer into the design. School colors-either of the school where he's spent the past four years or the college he'll soon be attending-is another great way to make the announcement unique to your grad, and something he may even want to save!
High school graduation announcements can be a special way of celebrating your child for her accomplishments and sharing a milestone event with people who know and love your child as you do. You can also coordinate a graduation announcement with a graduation party or open house invitation, or combine the two to serve a dual purpose. The options are endless!
Hunting for Easter invitations? Well hop on over to PaperStyle to check out this seasons newest Easter invitations! From delicate and simple to whimsical and colorful - the 2011 collection has something for all tastes.
Left: Wish family a Happy Easter from afar with these lovely Glamour Garden cards featuring a pretty pink floral design and soft, green accents to frame your photograph.
Right: These fun cheery Easter egg lavender on yellow multi stripe invites are perfect for a neighborhood egg hunt! Sure to find everyone having a good time!
Below: These whimsical Easter egg hunt invitations feature a whimsical Easter bunny on a colorful background. An adorable PaperStyle Staff Favorite!
Featured from top to bottom: Glamour Garden Pink Easter Photo Cards - SKU 604-75-1011, Easter Invitations Cheery Egg Lavender - SKU 607-75-1019b, Funny Bunny Easter Invitations - SKU 624-75-122. All Exclusively at PaperStyle.com!