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This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Paperblanks, but our story begins even earlier than that. Paperblanks is a part of the Hartley & Marks family, a publishing and design company whose origins lie in an old...
Summer can be a very busy time, between vacations and making the most of those long sunny days. So as the season draws to a close and with September officially here, it’s as good a time as any to...
How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. A great morning routine can have many positive benefits including increased productivity and creativity throughout the day. If inviting more inspiration into your day sounds appealing,...
As spring brings new beginnings, longer days and the marvellous sight of trees and gardens bursting into bloom, we want to dedicate today's post to celebrating Earth. Below are some of our nature-inspired covers along with words from our...
Have you ever had so much trouble wrapping up a story that you kept adding sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph or even chapter after chapter in search of a conclusion? Maybe you have run out of steam halfway through...
As we move further into the year, each season offers an opportunity to refresh one’s mind and reflect on personal stories. Journalling prompts are a wonderful way to determine where to focus your energies and discover new directions. To inspire...
This Friday, June 21st is an important day here in Vancouver – and across our country and world – for many reasons. Notably, it is recognized as both International Day of Yoga and Indigenous Peoples Day. While it may seem...
From Roald Dahl to the American election, a wide variety of influences can be found in the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this past year. If you've been holding off on including popular slang like "YOLO" in...
Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
With voice recorders and keyboards available on every cell phone, the need to jot down quick notes is being eliminated. What was once the language of private detectives, reporters and historians is now relegated to the courtroom and with...