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1st Anniversary - Celebrate your first anniversary with Paper Sweetly!

1st Anniversary - Celebrate your first anniversary with Paper Sweetly!

Bring out the champagne and roses, it’s your first anniversary! Congratulations on this beautiful day. While nothing says “let’s celebrate” like each other’s company, it’s always nice to gift each other mementos to treasure for the years to come. Every one is always looking for distinctive gifts, and with the focus on sustainability, ethical and handmade gifts are the new favorites.   The traditional gift for the first anniversary milestone is paper. It seems like a natural choice when you consider how classic and personalized paper is. There’s a wide array of options, from greeting cards and notebooks, to paper...

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Paper Quilling Through the Ages

Paper Quilling Through the Ages

There is an unbelievable number of cool things we can do with paper, and paper quilling is one of them. Paper quilling is a form of paper craft where we can create all sorts of incredible and beautiful designs by rolling, curling, pinching, shaping, and glueing together strips of paper.  History of Quilling Paper Quilling is an ancient art form with origins dating back several centuries. Some reports trace its origins back to Ancient Egypt. However, the majority of reports agree that the art form was widely practiced in Europe during the Renaissance.  Around the 16th century, French and Italian...

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Sustainable Fashion — What is it, Why we need it, and How to do it

Sustainable Fashion — What is it, Why we need it, and How to do it

Whether we realize it or not, the fashion industry is a big part of our lives. It caters to the very universal human desire to present ourselves in the best possible way. Whether we dress to express ourselves or to impress the world, it is fashion we turn to.  Unfortunately though, the fashion industry is also one of the largest polluters in the world. It is the second largest consumer of freshwater and contributes to 10% of global carbon emissions, and almost 20% of global water waste.  Sustainable Fashion is fashion that has been manufactured, distributed, and used in a...

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