Listen closely. Paper Shouts. Yes I can speak a little louder. PAPER SHOUTS! If you haven’t heard of Paper Shouts before reading this you surely would have soon. That’s because Paper Shouts is making quite a ruckus in the world of personalized stationery. Fitting, considering their motto is Why whisper when you can Shout? It’s no wonder why their mission and products proclaims loudly “look at me”!
From the website: “Paper Shouts was created with the mission of giving people a way to share their family news that is not only easy and cost effective but with an end result that is as fabulous and personal as the events themselves. We believe the design of an invitation or announcement should be an extension of the personalities of our customers, so we have created a unique set of designs to reflect individual styles. Our customer can now feel good about sharing their news with family and friends in a very personal way while still being environmentally friendly.”
Paper Shouts, whose tagline is “posh notes for life’s big moments”, carries personalized stationery for most of life’s special events and occasions including holiday cards, birth announcements, bridal shower and wedding invitations, invitations for all sorts of parties, thank you cards, note cards, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quincinera and graduations. They have traditional, vintage and modern styles with so many choices that any shopper is sure to find a style to suit their taste. What makes Paper Shouts different is that their products are printed on 100% PCW (post-consumer waste) premium 110# uncoated heavyweight paper. Their envelopes are 50% recycled.
This week Paper Shouts announced that a percentage of the proceeds from sales of holiday cards will benefit the Our City Forest (OFC), which is an organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a greener and healthier environment while fostering a stronger sense of community through planting.
Also, for the holidays Paper Shouts is offering sets of 15 personalized note cards for under $25. They’d make a great gift for teachers
Kristin at Paper Shouts was kind enough to send me samples of several styles of holiday cards that they offer. The paper is very thick and sturdy. The texture feels very smooth. The images were clean and of photo quality. The fonts were all clear and easy to read. I tested the online ordering process on their website and found it very easy to use. Pick your card, upload your photo, customize the card and you’re finished.
In order to help support the OFC and to increase awareness of the importance of recycling and being eco-friendly, Paper Shouts has offered to give a $50 gift certificate to the winner of this giveaway.
How to enter
To enter you’ll need to visit the Paper Shouts store and take a good look around. Decide which of the holiday cards you like best and your favorite green product, tip or initiative. Come back and leave a comment on this post including the link to the card you like and telling me your favorite green product, tip or initiative.
The fine print
This contest will end on Wednesday 11/05/08 at midnight pst. US addresses only please. Only comments containing BOTH of the requested pieces of information will be eligible. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to my rss feed (current subscribers count), faving this blog at Technorati, twittering this giveaway, stumbling the giveaway and blogging about the giveaway linking to both Paper Shouts and this blog. Leave a separate comment for each bonus entry you’ve qualified for, including the link or user name you earned it with. The winner will be selected using random.org and they must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within three days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck everyone!
For those of you that feel that need to shop now, Paper Shouts has been kind enough to offer my readers a 10% discount off any purchase. Just use ValMag as the promo code when you’re checking out.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED