In the digital age, the perfectly penned paper missive has quintupled its dramatic impact as a means of communication. Get physical with today's deal: for $15 you get $30 to spend on anything at Paper Emporium. Since 1984, this cozy gift boutique has been scouring the world of paper products to unite the finest stationery, cards, and journals under one roof.
When you first enter the Paper Emporium, don't be surprised by the warm welcome given by its lovable four-legged greeter, Charlie. He's still sensitive about his third and fourth legs, which grew as a result of an improbable atomic boating accident, so try not to stare. A fuzzy greeting sets the tone for any visit to the cottage-like boutique. As you rummage, you'll find trinkets, crafty gifts, and beautiful paper products aplenty on your quest through the snug aisles.
The friendly staff will help you solve all of your paper-based dilemmas (short of writing your Flemish literature doctoral thesis for you). Stumble upon elegant gift paper that makes fruitcakes taste better and Big Mouth Billy Bass sing like an angel. Find greeting cards that were produced by artisans instead of those hallmarked by a mass producer. Create custom-made invites for your next fancy party or wedding. If your situation doesn't call for an invitation, pick out some beautiful stationery ($13 average per box) for future stationizing. Paper Emporium carries an all-star line-up of industry heavyweights, and was chosen by famed stationery wizards, Crane & Co., to be a Crane model store.
In addition to papery merchandise, the Paper Emporium boldly defies the very logic its own name by carrying a variety of other charming merchandise. Take a break from eye candy to enjoy some nose-pleasing decorative scented candles ($20–$32). Chronicle your shopping adventure through photographs, then put them inside one of their whimsical photo albums ($26–$40) to preserve the memories of the time you bought that photo album. Or leave with fancy leather accessories ($10.50–$67) such as wallets, handbags, or business card holders, perfect for when it comes time to wheel that big deal, or just impress your new grandma-in-law. Whether you're in a paper pinch or are just looking for a special gift for yourself or someone else, Paper Emporium has got your back covered. In paper.
- Warm and cozy, the Paper Emporium is chock-full of delightful merchandise to expand your paper wardrobe! Owners Bonnie & Lisa and poodle/mascot Charlie welcome you and graciously assist with expert design services – SwtDreams, Citysearch
- This is the perfect place to get chic invitations, stationary [sic], notebook/planners, decorative gift wrap. The boutique also does custom invitations, cards for weddings, birthday parties and their portfolio was gorgeous – cindy w., Yelp
- The staff are friendly here and this store has everything you need related to paper. You can customize cards, pick an assortment of colors, get gift boxes. – Jordan N., Yelp
Epochs before the Paper Emporium, there once stood a kingdom so vast that they had no enemies, for indeed, they encompassed all inhabitable dry land on a planet not-yet-named in any surviving tongue. Their thin, colorful, and infinitely angular towers stretched and wafted high into blue, cloudless skies, for clouds had not yet been born into the world. It was the age of the Origami Empire, originally the sole creation of a mad hermit who would in his loneliness construct first a city, and then a world.
Renaming himself Emperor Deft-Digits the First, his whimsical creations (small tables, frogs that really jumped) charmed the unaffiliated tribes until they all pledged their allegiance to him in exchange for his paper-bending secrets. Soon, of their own crafty compulsion, they expanded his kingdom, building paper churches, schools, and a primitive paper version of whirlyball, played in paper cars, in a paper shelter, but with a plum rather than a paper ball, for though paper could be freely folded, to crumple it was an abomination.
Then, one day without warning, the sky darkened and trembled. From the window of his paper minaret, the mad hermit who became an emperor watched as the first rain began to trickle on his paper kingdom. Droplets struck his head, effortlessly penetrating the ceiling above him. The very floor beneath his feet began to give way, and as surely as one rain began, another reign ended.
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