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The Benefits of Journaling, Types of Journals, and Where to Start

Journaling is about the process of writing down words, in order to understand and process them more clearly. These words can include thoughts, feelings, goals, tasks, whatever it may be. Now, journaling may not be for everyone. Some may feel that they clearly understand themselves and have no reason to explore any further. However, many do find that deciding to keep a daily journal has improved their life in several ways. It’s already scientifically proven that writing on paper alone has mental benefits, so let’s take a look at why exactly journaling is good for you, and how you can go about getting started.

Health Benefits of Crafting

I love the feeling I get after completing an art project that I was working on. I stare at it. Sit back and smile. That’s it! The joy of making something with your hands makes you feel amazing. You may be feeling stressed or tense before you start but at the end you feel calm and happy — satisfied deep in your soul. There is something to be said about crafting and its effects on one’s well-being.

More and more research is coming out that proves arts and crafts is not just good for fun but it’s good for your mental and physical health.

What to Do with Shredded Paper?

As the movement towards environmental sustainability has gained momentum, paper has emerged as a leading alternative for plastic and non-recyclable materials, such as Styrofoam. Of course, paper is most sustainable when it is disposed of responsibly, but it is not always clear how to recycle all paper products.

Christine of Paper Meditations smiling in her studio

Interview with Paper Meditations

Our latest interview features Christine Kirk from Paper Meditations! Christine is a wife, mom, musician, and paper sculptor, who has been creating paper artwork for over 20 years. With a professional artistic background in graphic design, Christine was inspired to use her skills to create pieces for her own home. With encouragement from those around her, this talent quickly made its way from her home, to galleries, street fairs, and social media.

We at PrintWorks have been truly amazed to see what Christine has created with our paper. Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Christine.

Make It Better – The Joseph Fund of Camden

Paris has a long history of charitable donations with a particular emphasis on helping those in need. “Make it Better” was established so that employees could partake in giving back on behalf of Paris. One of the organizations Paris is proud to sponsor as a part of our Make It Better program is The Joseph Fund of Camden.

We were happy to receive this thank you letter that talks about how The Joseph Fund is helping students!​​​​​​​

13 Days of Halloween Craft Inspiration

It’s almost the spookiest time of the year! I can’t wait to carve some pumpkins, create cute costumes for my family and eat some Halloween candies! I’m sure some of you are as excited as me and have already started decorating for Halloween.

But if you haven’t started decorating and are looking for some ideas, check out these 13 SPOOKINGLY CUTE Halloween crafts.

Employee Spotlight: Kevin Serad, Shipping Supervisor

It’s Employee Spotlight time at Paris! We have an amazing team of talented and dedicated people working for you – our partners, our suppliers, our customers. Their commitment to quality, service, and innovation helps Paris fulfill its promise to always Make it Better!

To help you get to know the people behind the scenes at Paris, we asked our employees some fun questions about themselves! Here is our Shipping Supervisor, Kevin Serad!