In what has seemingly become a “paperless” society, there are still many of us who feel like we are drowning in paper. Wallet overflowing with receipts? Desk drawers crammed with wedding invitations and old Christmas cards, note papers and articles to read? Piles of bank...
You might think that a company with the name 32° north, which markets Christmas vintage ornaments and decorations, is synonymous with winter and snow , (as in, ‘ at 32 degrees rain turns to snow’ ). But that couldn’t be further from the truth. As...
Pastel, abstract and as fanciful as a cloud, marbled paper was at one time reserved for religious writings because it so enhanced the stately texts. Islamic law forbade its ripping, burning or otherwise unauthorized disposal. Marbled paper, in fact, was sacred.
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...