To add a lil’ bit of Paperchase magic into your cards this year, we’re here to tell you how to hack your Christmas Card to take them from basic to extra.
Craft Make by Emily Dawe
It’s official! It’s December and that means it’s time to get that Christmas tree up, decorate your desks and get ready to parrrrrr-tyyyy!
Listen, we’re all about multi-tasking, so when we came up with this lil’ festive idea, we thought: ‘how can we create something that doubles as something else?’
Since Christmas is the season for giving and helping others, we’ve made it easier than ever to support charity with this year’s selection of charity Christmas cards! We’re supporting a wide range of charities so whatever cause is close to your heart, you can do some good while you send your Christmas wishes! This week we are shining our charity spotlight on Place2Be, Centrepoint, Honeypot, Autistica & Children with Cancer UK.
After months of preparation, 150 folded corners and a whole load of ribbon, you’ll have a stack of beautifully wrapped presents underneath the tree. Come 11AM on Christmas morning, you’ll no doubt find your hard work strewn across the floor in various multi-coloured piles. Ensure your Christmas wrapping paper doesn’t get chucked straight into landfill and help it survive to wrap another day by throwing it in the recycling bin.
Making your own Christmas cards doesn’t have to be a drama, not when you can make a pop-up llama!
Our newest student ambassadors have officially been selected and accepted with open arms to the University of Paperchase. Here to help us spread the stationery loving feels, we caught up with them to learn a bit more about what their studying, what their desk essentials are and what their stationery range would be like.
Write & Shine runs a programme of workshops & online courses gathering people to write together in the morning light. They welcome busy Londoners seeking space for creativity in their lives. The sessions are open to everyone, whether you’re new to writing, have some experience or simply want to enjoy an energising & inspiring start to your day!
Here is a note from founder, Gemma Seltzer, on how we can all use our creativity to slow down the pace and reflect and explore the corners of our mind!
The run up to Christmas can be a hectic and busy time, so to avoid the stress and embrace the pace of the season, we’ve created some Christmas Journal Spreads to help you be your best organised self.
We have partnered with Mind, the mental health charity, to encourage you to ‘Write it Down’ for better mental health. Author of ‘A Million Lovely Letters’ and ‘Write a Letter’ Jodi Bickley’s inspiring story is a true testament of how important it is to take some time out from your mind and write it down. Read Jodi’s inspiring open letter below.
We are encouraging you all to take a break from tech this month and swap your daily scroll for the more classic paper scroll. We all know that too many digital influences in your life can increase anxiety, affect your self esteem and reduce productivity. We have teamed up Jodi Bickley, the author of one million lovely letters, to remind you all how good it feels to be someones (or your own) pen pal.
Do you love stationery? Are pens your thing? Do you study in the UK? Do you take a mean flat-lay? Does your heart say you need new stationery but your student loan say no? Are you still reading? If you’ve answered every question with yes, we have a super exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for 5 students around the country to become Paperchase student ambassadors. Read on to find out how!
We are working with mental health charity Mind to encourage everyone to focus on getting creative, writing things down, taking a break and sharing your feelings. There are many proven mind and soul benefits of journaling such as reducing anxiety, helping you focus on your thoughts and feelings, improving mental clarity and organising your thoughts.
We’ve created some creative journaling spreads to help and encourage you to get organised to be kind to your mind.
We caught up with Luna, the winner of the ‘On the Cards’ competition to ask her where she gets the inspiration for the ‘weird little children’ she designs. Her Herby Friends cards that are stocked in our flagship stores and online include seeds so that you can grow your own, at home! … INTERVIEW WITH ‘ON THE CARDS’ WINNER LUNA PASZKIEWICZ
We all know getting a message on social media saying HBD just isn’t the same as receiving a witty card. For Mark at Brainbox Candy, the ruder the better. The Power of The Card is that you can bring a little giggle to anyone at any time of day. Sending a gif of a grumpy bunny is cute and all, but sometimes you’ve got to think outside the hutch.
Q: Is there anything better than getting home from a long day to see a stamped card with your name on it lying on your mat?
A: There being an animal on it 🐶
Katie’s cards sum up the ‘Birthday grumpy but funny’ category perfectly – made for anyone who likes to grumble about not celebrating another year of their existence.
We asked Katie Abey about the Power of the Card in her experience and how receiving a personal message from someone you love can really turn a bad day on its head and make you feel all twinkly.
The art of gift and card giving is founded on the basis of celebration. Everyone should feel represented on each occasion they choose to celebrate, but unfortunately, at times that isn’t the case. Kitsch Noir founder, Cherelle Brown, tells us about the shortage of cards in the industry that represent people of colour, and how she initiated change by building a brand that caters to everyone.