Although the tradition of gift giving has a long Christmas history, those gifts being presented in colorful paper and tied up in curls of ribbon is a relatively new practice. While Christmas cards began to be sent in the mid-nineteenth century it wasn’t until many years later that dressing up presents in Christmas finery caught on.
Located in Parnell, a suburb of Auckland, Passion for Paper opened in 1996 and was the first fine stationery store to have opened in New Zealand. In addition, they do indeed “sell to the world” and ship for a flat rate…almost anywhere. (more…)
Small business is alive and well in Texas! Susie-Melissa Cherry owns Calligraphic Arts, a studio based in Dallas. A long-time Rossi customer, Susie-Melissa is a well-known calligrapher, but her other business is equally impressive. It’s a store within her studio called the Gift Wrap Studio, which creates exquisitely wrapped gifts for corporate clients as well as for individuals.
Not only does it keep her busy, but also her mother, who Susie-Melissa refers to as the lead elf, and four talented ladies—Mary Lee Crotzer, Barb Milfeld, Lisa Steible, and Sharon Snyder. Their wrapping paper of choice? Rossi decorative papers! These ladies are pros at transforming decorative paper into magnificent jeweled packages, each adorned with dramatic ribbons and bows.
Enjoy these stunners….. and stay tuned for a later post about Susie-Melissa’s calligraphy business.