Thursday, March 29, 2012

Branding yourself

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your day and getting ready for the weekend. I wanted to talk a little about Branding, we all know what it is and know how important it is for a company to brand themselves, this gets them noticed and people remember them, heck most times you don't even have to see the company name just the logo, for instance we all know what company this is....
So I started thinking, with our economy the way that it is and finding a job is hard these days, what if you branded yourself??? we all know you have to set yourself apart from the others, I came up with a simple yet effective way for you to walk in to that interview and set yourself apart..
It is so important the way you package your resume, the paper, the design etc.. here is a sample of what I came up with.

If you would like The Papery Willow to help "brand" yourself send us an email at:

Get that dream job and walk out with style.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Finds

I finally stumbled in to "Wordshop" a cute little stationery store tucked away in the Highlands at 3180 Meade Street. Denver

When I walked in I was immediately in awe, first of all anyone who knows me, knows I love "Paper", the store is simply adorable and you are attracted to view every nook and cranny.

I wanted to share some of my finds and to also remind you to buy local, support the small business.

I got this wonderful notebook made by, I have many of her other notebooks and glad I found a place that sells them.
I also got this set of everyday notes cards, it is so important to send notes, not just thank you notes but just because note. The papers above the note cards are pretty cool, they are handmade papers that you can write letters or notes on the back, these are made by

So there you have it, my Friday find, hope you enjoyed, until next time.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thank you Notes

The Papery Willow also makes handcrafted stationery for any occasion. It is so important to give thanks, especially if you are conducting business you should always send a Thank you card. In today's electronic world we seem to miss the intimacy of relationships, we no longer pick up the phone, and we no longer write letters or send cards, or if we do it is via email, and believe it or not some people send invitations via email or use other sites to do so.
Take the time and send a card, I promise the person who receives it will feel special and know you care. Please enjoy this article I found below.........

The practice of thank you notes extends far back into our human history. From the ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures who used papyrus slips for their messages to fifteenth-century Europe when the practice of writing and hand-delivering notes developed, thank you notes have been an active means of social interaction and exchange. [1] “A personal, handwritten, thank-you note is the finest form of expressing gratitude
1. Thank you notes cultivate thankfulness within the character of the person writing.
At its basic, thank you notes exist as a stationary function that facilitates a recipient of something to express their gratitude; perhaps a means by which a social expectation is fulfilled. However, regardless of the means for which the note is written, it serves by providing a moment in time when the one who has received can reflect on both what they’ve been given and who has gifted them. Thank you notes become almost sacramental in their function, leading the writer into greater discipline of cultivating their own grateful heart as well as providing an opportunity for reflection on God’s own goodness to that person, both by the thing received and the one who provided. One thinks of Paul’s comment to the Philippians when he says: ‘I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.’ Thank you notes, while they sit within a cultural convention, could be an act of spiritual discipline.
2. Thank you notes are objects of remembrance.
If thank you notes cultivate thankfulness in the character of the writer, they also serve as a object of remembrance for the one who receives. The thank you note reminds the receiver of several things but perhaps most significantly it can imaginatively re-inact that moment that necessitated the thank you note, further deepening the relationship between sender and receiver long after the moment has passed. The thank you note carves out a moment in time and until it is thrown away, it continues to serve its purpose of giving thanks.

3. Thank you notes reveal the abundance of beauty found in the everyday object.
Before concluding this post, I want to consider how the creator of the thank you note gives thanks in the act of creation. A commercial designer might be churning out multiple versions of a similar design; however, at some point, reflections on what a ‘thank you’ is (or is not) will have guided direction as to what ended up in the final design. And while I don’t think that all designers create with reflection at the forefront of their mind, the act of creating to facilitate someone else’s act of thanksgiving is a moment ripe for consideration of what thanks looks like. When the designer alights on the right look for the right situation, the beauty in this everyday object deepens the fullness of the experience for both receiver and giver.
credit of this artical goes to

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My new finds

So today I wondered in to a cute little Floral shop, ok I knew it was there already I know the ladies that work there, well to my surprise I found some great finds, oh I bet you want to know where It was?
Amore Fiori located in the Stapleton area 7353 E 29th Ave. Denver 80238.
To my surprise they had more than just beautiful Flowers they had some amazing gifts. Well if you know me, you know that I love bags and I love paper, check out what I got.

 The notebook is almost to pretty to write in, but I am sure I will fill the pages up quite easy. The below bag is adorable it is about the size of 14x16. I think I am going to use it as my everyday bag, my ipad fits, notepad, pen and some of my work stuff I use.

So I urge you to check this place out it is adorable and best of all it is locally owned and it is always best if you can support our locals.
Until next time have a happy day..

Has it been that long?

Ok I feel really really bad I cannot believe how long it has been since I "Blogged" I am a bad Paper Lady :)

Anyhow that is my goal this year to get back to blogging, it is hard as a business owner we have to wear so many hats and sometimes things just don't get done and put on the back burner. I will be making this a place for inspiration, my favorite things and giving kudos to great people, well heck this blog will be about everything I guess.

I hope you follow me and I hope I can inspire you with the little things I love.

now on to my first post in a gazzillion years.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

History of the Wedding Rings

The History of the wedding rings~Matt Jacks

The wedding ring, that most famous and instantly recognizable symbol of the
(hopefully perpetual) joining of a man and a woman as husband and wife in the
institution of marriage, has a long, wide spread and mysterious history. Its
beginnings lie in the deserts of North Africa, where the ancient Egyptian
civilization sprang up along the fertile flood plains of the river Nile. This
river was bringer of all fortune and life to the Pharaoh’s people and from
plants growing on its’ banks were the first wedding rings fashioned. Sedges,
rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and
braided into rings for fingers and larger bracelets for wrists.
The ring is of course a circle and this was the symbol of eternity for the
Egyptians as well as many other ancient cultures. It had no beginning and no
end, like time. It returned to itself, like life; and the shape was worshipped
in the form of the Sun and the Moon. The hole in the center of the ring is not
just space either; it is important in its own right as the symbol of the
gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown.
It is not difficult therefore, to see how the ring and the gift of a ring
began to be associated with love, in the hope that this most worthy of emotions
could take on the characteristics of the circle and capture eternity.
They wore it like we do today, on the third finger of the left hand, because
of a belief that the vein of that finger directly traveled from the heart. This
legend was later taken up by the Greeks, when they conquered Egypt under the
generalship of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. and from them passed onto the
Romans, who called this the ‘vena amoris’, which is Latin for ‘the vein of love’.
These early rings usually lasted about a single year before wear and tear
took their inevitable toll. Hemp was probably the first choice, but some decided
that they wanted a longer lasting material, and opted for leather, bone or ivory
to craft their token of love.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Evening of Engagement

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