Before paper invitations became the norm, hosts invited guests to parties via town crier or a slap to the face with a confetti-packed glove. Avoid colorful clobbering with today’s Groupon to The Paperia. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get $100 worth of custom printing on invitations, announcements, and stationery.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of stationery, invitations, and gifts.<p>
The Paperia’s sunny, narrow shop stocks colorful invitations, thoughtful gifts, and reams of sturdy paper to be embellished with custom messages. Soy wax candles, napkin holders, and picture frames vie for attention on the artfully arranged shelves ($20 each), and knowledgeable staff aid in locating specific items and reciting from memory the lengthy history of the printing press. Guests with personalized notes can opt for custom printing of invitations and announcements, inscribing the weight of a newborn or specific start time of a party on 100 pieces of white card stock nestled into an accompanying envelope ($100). For projects requiring paper other than white card stock, guests peruse numerous sample books, running their fingers over more than 1,000 different pieces of paper to be used for invitations, announcements, or posters demonstrating how to avoid paper cuts.
For nearly 30 years, The Paperia has equipped patrons with the pulp-infused goodies they need to announce celebrations and correspond with friends and colleagues. Brightly colored invitations and announcements broadcast news of impending nuptials or upcoming graduation to two-ply paper-towel use, and a selection of unusual greeting cards issues heartfelt or comical salutations. Boxed or loose stationery and envelopes sport designs appropriate for personal or professional use, and gift-wrap hugs gifts such as address books and journals so that shoppers don't have to keep the nature of their presents secret by burning them before the party.