Before we announce our 6 winners, I wanted to thank all of you for making 2011 such a fantastic year for Paper Culture. We launched our first non-stationery product, our Bamboo Wall Art. We grew to over 100,000 Facebook fans. We planted almost 200,000 trees this year, well on our way to surpassing our goal of planting 1,000,000 trees by 2020. And most importantly, we met so many of you both in person and virtually. You let us be just a tiny part of some of your great life events and holidays, and for that we will always feel a sense of pride and honor that you chose us amongst your many options. Thank you.
As you may know, I recently started writing the “Inspired” blog for Paper Culture. Before I started my job, I did some research — I looked at the site. I checked out the assortment of cards and designs that were available. But I hadn’t really experienced Paper Culture until now. My daughter is turning four next week and I am making, as my Aunt Aleen from NJ would say, a party for her. This year I am doing the tried and true “age of the child plus one extra guest.” I have gone to too many 4-year-old birthday parties recently, where the birthday child has been in meltdown mode for the last half hour of the party. Also my daughter just started a new school, so I wasn’t really sure, who to invite. Here is my experience:
There’s no doubt that running a company has its share of stresses and its guilty pleasures. For the last few months, one of my guilty indulgences has been taking a few minutes out of my day a few times a week to read Souris’ posts on Inspired (this blog!). Unfortunately for us, Souris is trading in her full time mom (with some moments where she snuck away to write for us and others) gig to return to the entertainment world she once ruled – and yes, that means she now has two full time jobs instead of just one. [read more]