Friday, June 27, 2014

4th of July Party

Though we can hardly believe it, the fourth of July is a week from today! Today we are sharing our favorite invitations, paper, and party details found at More Than Paper and around the web for planning a perfect, patriotic 4th of July celebration.  Whether you're planning a blow out party with friends and family, or a quieter neighborhood block party, use these ideas to inspire your inner party planner! 

From personalized napkins, red and white paper straws, summertime frosted drink cups, to old-fashioned hot dog trays, we love these party details for the 4th.  These paper fans can't be beat. Hang them from the porch, the mantel, the windows -- everywhere! They really make a statement.

More Than Paper has dozens of beautiful invitations by a variety of designers from which to choose.  We love Inviting Company's Chillin' and Grillin' invite and the Fireworks invite by Picture Perfect. Shop all of our 4th of July invitations and paper here

We'd love to hear how you are celebrating the 4th of July and we love seeing the creativity that so many people put into with their food. From mini apple pies to flag shaped cakes, we'd love to see what food you are cooking up and any other decor or party details you are working on. Share them on our Facebook page! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Camp Checklist

For millions of kids, the end of the school year brings incredible excitement and great anticipation for summer camp! As we've said one or two (or ten times before!), there's nothing like sleep away camp when you are a kid.  Experiencing the joy and freedom of camp shapes and changes a child forever.  It's an incredible experience.  While many sleep away camps provide a packing checklist, More Than Paper came up with our own to share with our readers. It's chalk full of all the things you need and a few fun things you won't want to forget, too.

Shown in pink on our checklist are a few of our favorite items found at More Than Paper! Here's where you can find these highlighted items on our site.
  1. ID Tags
  2. Personalized laundry bag
  3. Personalized water bottle 
  4. Clipboard 
  5. Personalized Stationery and Address Labels
  6. Personalized Memory Book 
  7. Baseball Cap
  8. Personalized Pillowcase
  9. Towels & Bath Wrap 
  10. Personalized shower caddy
  11. Cosmetic Bag 
So what do you think? Are you ready for camp and do you have everything you need for the summer? Shop everything you need personalized for camp here!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FREE 4th of July Printable

In the last year, we've noticed an explosion of "Free Printables" found on the web and especially on Pinterest. There are so many talented designers who design signs, banners, and party suites for other people's personal use. We have taken advantage of the opportunity and used some great ones for Valentine's Day, St. Patty's day, Easter and more! Now it's time to return the favor.  More Than Paper's talented graphic designer created this FREE printable sign for the 4th of July!  Print it out and frame it like we did, put it up on the mantel and proudly display your love of this great country.

Feel free to share it with your friends! Happy almost 4th of July! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Graduation Words of Wisdom

At More Than Paper, we are often inspired by great quotes. The right quote can help resolve troubles on your mind, motivate you to work harder, or remind you to slow down and enjoy life. Today we are sharing quotes for the graduate. 

"Whatever you are, be a good one," by Abraham Lincoln gives graduates the freedom to do whatever they choose, whatever they are passionate about, but reminds them to be good at it. Mediocrity isn't an option but doing what you love should be paramount. 

This next quote rings true in our hearts. We are early risers. We get out of bed ready to attack the day.  But for years, we went to bed with so much on our mind. Tossing and turning for hours about all the things we didn't get accomplished.  This quote reminds us that there are only so many hours in the day and during the day, we worked hard and we should feel satisfied with that.  

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with the graduate? Wishing the 2014 graduates all the best! Find gifts and other graduation items at More Than Paper!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hottest Summer Gifts for Kids

More Than Paper has always prided ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and spotting the next big thing in gifts. Last summer, it was the rainbow loom kit which to this day is one of our best selling products on our site. Kids are crazy for looming! But what's next? What's hot for summer 2014? Of course, we have it for you!

This season, expect kids to go crazy for personalized socks for camp. Choose from a variety of styles, colors, and ways to personalize.  Kids will love these personalized socks! They come in sets so you get 6 pairs for $49.95, additional pairs are available.

Another cool item that we have found are nail stickers. Much easier than getting your nails painted ornately, these stickers allows kids and teens to get funky and fun with their nails. Stickers stick on easily and last very well. To extend the wear of the stickers, you can paint a clear coat of polish over them.

The loom kits are still hot for 2014! Our personalized loom kit comes with the loom, a mini loom, a bag of approximately 50 c-clips (what you use to fasten the bracelet) and over 2,400 bands in a variety of 8 colors - all which fit in a personalized box that keeps everything neat and tidy! It's clear that this craze has not passed yet!  Stay tuned for another hot new rainbow loom-related product coming out in time for Visiting Day gifts!

There you have it. 3 HOT summer gifts for camp or for any occasion this summer! Visit our website to see more.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Teacher Gift Ideas

We're back with another edition of of teacher gift ideas! In the north, there are only a few weeks left of school before summer vacation.  Have you thought about a way to thank your children's teachers for all their hard work during the school year? More Than Paper has you covered with personalized office products and cool stationery that any teacher would love. 

Make sure to accompany the gift with a handwritten note on your own personalized stationery. Take a few minutes to recall specific moments your child came home excited or happy about something they had done in school, cite any milestones they achieved because of the teacher, and show your appreciation for all they do. The teacher is sure to feel appreciated! 

Find all these products by clicking on the links here!  (1) Personalized note book by Milo Paper (2) Great work stamp by Three Designing Women (3) Personalized clipboard by Devora Designs (4) Flat note stationery by Prints Charming (5) Flat note stationery by Prints Charming (6) Memo sheets by Chatsworth (7) Flat note stationery by Prints Charming.  

We have many other great teacher gift ideas on the site.  Check them out or contact us for helping finding the perfect gift!

We'd love to hear from our readers! Tell us why you love your teacher here or on our Facebook page! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Pool Party

With Memorial Day behind us, we are officially in summer mode! Camp is a few weeks away and we are hitting the pool as often as we can -- hooray for this season!  At More Than Paper, we're throwing a pool party to celebrate the official launch of summer and inviting a few neighborhood and school friends.  Are you doing the same thing? Here are a few ideas for throwing an adorable pool party with the kids! 

Start with an adorable invitation, like this one by Paper So Pretty. It's fun and whimsical style fits the theme perfectly. 

 Paper So Pretty - Invitations (Pool Party Kids)

Be sure to pair your invitation with a cute address label sticker, like these from Stacy Claire Boyd. You can use these for your correspondence all summer long!

Once you have your invitations out, you can start planning all the fun party details.  We love the blue drink "pool water" we found on Pinterest, watermelon shark, and adorable fish plates. Don't forget an old school game like water balloon toss, it's sure to keep the kids occupied and cool.  We love these sunglasses, hat and bathing suit, too! 

There you have it: great ideas for an adorable summer pool party with the kids. Share your ideas with us here on our blog or on our Facebook page!