About us

At Paper Source, we believe that every moment presents a new opportunity to create something special. From the journal where you share your most precious memories, to the stationery that helps you celebrate life’s simple joys, we’ve thoughtfully designed each boutique Paper Source location, down to the very last card on the shelf, to be your inspiration haven.

From playful to personal, we’re innovating with hundreds of products:

  • Calendars and Planners
  • Distinctive Gifts
  • Gift Wrap
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Wedding Invitations
  • Fine Papers
  • Custom Announcements
  • Greeting Cards
  • Party Supplies
  • Paper Craft Kits
  • Stamps
  • Crafting Supplies

Give, Live, Create, Celebrate

It’s more than what we do. It’s the core of who we are.

We live by our mission to inspire you to “Do Something Creative Every Day”. Whether that’s by giving thoughtful gifts, living a well organized life, creating your project, or celebrating life’s special moments, we strive to bring joy to every step of your creative journey.

Give

Giving is about more than just finding the perfect gift. It’s the power to share happiness, excite with surprise, and show those closest to you just how much you care. Explore our custom gifts, paper flower bouquets and quirky and unique finds, with personalized ribbons and wrappings to tie it all together.

Live

From living happy to designing your happily ever after, Paper Source products are designed to make your best life even better. Stay organized with our calendars, planners and office essentials, then focus on your wellness with the season’s most stylish lifestyle accessories.

Create

We’re driven by more than our passion for paper. We view ourselves as a team of creatives helping other creatives do what they love every day – with the exclusive palettes, art supplies, custom stamps, instructional guides, and of course, endless artisanal papers to make it happen.

Celebrate

Let’s celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary. Find everything you need to make your next occasion special, with everything from place settings, to cake toppers and customizable invitations, all personalized for you by Paper Source.

Handcrafted Heritage

When Sue Lindstrom opened the first Paper Source location in Chicago in 1983, she set out to share the beauty of handcrafted papers from around the world, with the world – and we continue to carry this mission in everything we do. Over the past three decades, we’ve expanded our products, grown our team of passionate creative professionals, and connected with communities nationwide.

In 2015, Winnie Park brought new life to the Paper Source legacy. Her experience holding executive leadership positions for global brands, including Hong Kong-based luxury shopping leader DFS and Levi Strauss and Company, combined with her distinguished expertise in Global Marketing, eCommerce, and Merchandising have allowed Paper Source to reach a perfect synergy where product decoration meets creative innovation.

Hands-on and handcrafted

From custom rubber stamp cutting to personalizing paper lanterns, our in-store sessions let you explore your creative side. Experiment with expert crafting techniques including heat embossing, embellishing, digital cutting and letterpress, and more, all under professional guidance. We also offer private workshop sessions to host your next party, with bookings available both during and after store hours.

Create your ever after

Our team of special event experts and talented designers are here to make your wedding day dreams come true. With 34 exclusive papers from around the world, a full range Colorscope palette, over 200 design templates, and dozens of artisanal details, your Paper Source wedding elements are hand-designed to help create your ever after.

And our exceptional service doesn’t stop there. We’re here to support you through the entire event design process with timelines, ideas & inspiration, swatchbooks, and so much more. Visit our blog to read about real brides who partnered with Paper Source – and they’re even sharing the How-Tos on their favorite big day DIYs.

Paper Source Eco-Story

At Paper Source, we live for all things paper. We create, craft, color, cut, shape, and print with papers of all sizes, styles, and artisanal materials. But above all else, we cherish, protect, and adore every fiber of our paper with every fiber of our being. We take care to ensure Paper Source products put the environment first, focusing on sustainability and social responsibility while upholding our commitment to the exceptional, premium quality you’ve come to expect out of every Paper Source product and experience.

A few ways we go green:

  • Partnerships with responsible, sustainable forestry mills
  • We donate, reuse, and recycle all of our scrap paper
  • Our solid colored papers are made with at least 30% post-consumer waste
  • Note Sets are handmade with renewable content, usually cotton or bark fiber
  • Handmade, recycled leather date books and journals
  • Sustainable shipment and packaging materials
  • All catalogs and shopping bags use recycled paper and meet all state and national sustainability requirements
  • Our printers operate with reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emission and recycle all ink waste
  • Many colors in Paper Source envelopes and cards are processed chlorine-free (PCF)