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All Things French in Honor of Bastille Day

13 Jul


All French Paper Items on EuropeanPaper.com

Tomorrow, July 14th, is Bastille Day! ‘Bastille Day’ is the English term for the French National Day (a.k.a. La Fête Nationale), which commemorates the anniversary of the 1789 French Revolution when the modern people rose up against the monarchy. Akin to Independence Day in the U.S., Bastille Day highlights the importance of the new government after the uprising. Celebrate the day with a plethora of the finest French paper goods!

1) Clairefontaine Large Vintage Notebooks (5.75 x 8.25) (Set of 2)

2) J. Herbin Calligraphy Ink

3) Sennelier Esquisse D1 Drawing Pad (9.5 x 13.5)

4) Sennelier Calligraphy Pad (8.25 x 11.25)

5) Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Large Weekly Planner (6.25 x 9.5)

6) G. Lalo Verge de France Correspondence Sets (3.75 x 6)

7) Quo Vadis University #28 (No. 2801) Academic Planner Refill (4 x 6)

8) Clairefontaine Classic Pocket Side Spiralbound Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)

Check out all EuropeanPaper.com Brands from France: Clairefontaine, G. Lalo, J. Herbin, Quo Vadis, Rhodia, Sennelier

Happy 4th of July! Let the BBQs Begin

4 Jul

Happy Father’s Day! xo, EPC

17 Jun

Moleskine Faves: Father’s Day Collection

12 Jun

Moleskine Father's Day Collection on EuropeanPaper.com

Simple, yet effective to put that smile on his face!

1) Moleskine Classic Pocket Ruled Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)

2) Moleskine Metal Rollerball Pen

3) Moleskine Utility Bag (on sale at $125)

4) Moleskine Passions Beer Journal (5 x 8.25)

Or shop all Moleskine products HERE

Happy Mother’s Day!

13 May

Mother’s Day Gift Collection

7 May

What do you get the mother that says she’s already got everything she needs in the world (a.k.a. you)? Or the mother allergic to most flowers, averse to chocolate because she’s training for a marathon next week, or so crafty she puts that Hallmark card to shame just by looking at it?

Simple: you get her something that connects with her personally on a daily basis and keeps you two in touch that much more. Such as a Fisher Bullet Pen for the mom-on-the-go; a Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal for the relentless cook; a Paperblanks Embellished Wrap Journal for the mother still working on her novel; or G. Lalo Verge de France Correspondence Sets for the mother halfway across the country.

These are just a few ideal Mother’s Day Gifts we personally know and love. Click the image below to go to EuropeanPaper.com and browse around for that perfect gift for your own mum.

1) Fisher Translucent Bullet Space Pen

2) Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal

3) Paperblanks Embellished Byron – Don Juan Manuscript Wrap

4) G. Lalo Verge de France Correspondence Sets

 

5 Things To Do on Earth Day

20 Apr

Happy Earth Day from EuropeanPaper.com

Earth Day is this Sunday April 22nd! Try one or all five of the below suggestions to be a little greener this year.

1) Take a walk. Whether it’s to the grocery store, post office, or around the block, remember what Earth Day is all about: getting outside and enjoying nature.

2) Eat raw – grab fruit or veggies on your way out the door in the morning instead of that processed toaster strudel, breakfast bar, or the like. Keep fresh, raw foods with you during the day for anytime a snack attack surprises you. Plant a small garden for an even more sustainable raw foods choice. Plus you can document it all in a Moleskine Passions Garden Journal to keep track of the plantings.

3) Carpool to the bar next time. You’ll need a DD anyway for the group, or if you go with coworkers, snag a ride there, back home, and on the way in the next morning. Reciprocate the favor the next time you all go out (and you could even write your coworker a thank you note).

4) Buy sustainable / eco paper products. Look for FSC and PEFC paper certifications when you’re shopping for your next journal or datebook (academic planners are coming up!).

5) The average American drinks 2.5 cups of coffee a day – almost none of which is local. The financial and environmental burdens of your fave roast can be significantly cut down by downsizing your habit to one coffee a day, or even one every other day. Supplement your morning drinking patterns when you’re writing letters or journaling with green or black tea instead.

National Poetry Month

3 Apr

Created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is celebrated every April to increase awareness of poetry. Everyone is invited to participate and the Academy galvanizes teacher, librarians, publishers and many more literary-inspired groups to join in the celebration! Find a poetry event near you via the Academy’s site, browse through workshops and interviews on the Scholastic Teachers site, or get inspired by the Favorite Poem Project. Even the New York Times has some suggestions of how to celebrate the month!

Green Goodies for St. Patrick’s Day

9 Mar

Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and while everyone around the world celebrates their own way, “green” is always involved. Whether that’s literal or eco-inspired, we’re sure the following round-up will inspire you to keep green close at hand this following weekend (at least so you don’t get pinched!).

1. Moleskine Passions Wellness Journal (5 x 8.25 in.) - acid-free paper
2. Leuchtturm1917 Large Hard Cover Ruled Notebook (5.75 x 8.25 in.) - acid-free paper + archival quality
3. Apica CD-11 Series Notebook (Set of 3) (5.75 x 8.25 in.) - acid-free paper
4. Poo Poo Paper Stationery Sets (11.5 x 8.5 in.) - tree-free alternative fiber
5. Mudlark Eco Clare de Lune Boxed Note Cards - 80% post-consumer recycled content + printed soy-based inks

And a few interesting St. Patrick’s Day:

“The shortest St Patrick’s Day parade in the world takes place in DripseyCork. The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village’s two pubs.” Wikipedia

“Though green is a very popular color on St. Patrick’s Day, the original color that was very popular and often related back to St. Patrick was not green, but blue.” TopTenz.

“There are four places in the United States named after the shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland: Mount Gay-Shamrock, WV; Shamrock, TX; Shamrock Lakes, IN; and Shamrock, OK.” History.com

“Another St. Patrick myth is the claim that he banished snakes from Ireland. It’s true no snakes exist on the island today, Freeman said. But they never did. Ireland, after all, is surrounded by icy ocean waters—much too cold to allow snakes to migrate from Britain or anywhere else.” National Geographic

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, EPC

14 Feb

Top:
Meadowbrook Farm Blog’s ”Manual is a Must
Dottie Angel’s “Have a Heart” How-To

Middle:
MyPipSqueak’s “I’m so in love with you journal”
EPC’s Moleskine Love Stack

Bottom:
Design Sponge’s “DIY Heart-Shaped Paper Clips”

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Collection

1 Feb

Bloggers have lit up the web with Valentine’s Day inspiration before your New Year’s resolutions had time to dry in your journals. Now that we’re in the “month of love” we feel a bit more comfortable adding to the fray. Below is a random smattering of some of our most adored products sold on EuropeanPaper.com to aid you in writing love letters and sweet notes (or writing out your angst with the season). Below that we’ve got a fine selection of blogger’s links to pique your Valentine’s Day interest even further.

Moleskine Volant Pocket Ruled Notebook (Set of 2)

Brause Calligraphy Gift Set

Rhodia Large Webnotebook

Fisher Translucent Bullet Space Pen

Paperblanks Foil Embossed Large Wrap Journal

Mudlark Eco Lola Memento Boxed Note Cards

Jan Petr Obr Red Bicycle Boxed Flat Note Cards

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Oh So Beautiful Paper has had multiple Valentine’s Day collection posts that will warm your heart as you scroll through them. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and a splendid Part 5.

Similarly, Paper Crave shared tons of Valentine’s Day card designs to get your creative juices flowing. See her round-ups here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4, and Part 5.

The Sweetest Occasion has a sweet & simple DIY printable for Valentine’s Day; MJ Monaghan offers an interesting twist to the classics in his Valentine’s Card – 6 Special Options post; and Julie of Penpal of the Week did a round-up of some very sweet handmade cards.

Will you be doing anything special with pen & paper for Valentine’s Day? Share with us in the comments!

 

Happy New Year!

2 Jan

We can't WAIT to share the New Year with you all! Best wishes that it starts out strong for everyone!