• Downtown River Holiday Walk : Saturday, December 7

    Sat, December 7, 2013 11:00 AM

    Details coming soon!

  • Sip & Shop: Oct 17

    Join participating shops and restaurants for a fabulous evening of beverage sampling and experiencing the unique character that Old River has to offer.

    Thursday, October 17th from 5 - 8pm on Old Detroit Road.

    Enjoy selections of red and white wines, from France, Spain, Italy, California and Washington (compliments of Tartine Bistro)

    Participating merchant specials coming soon!

  • Rocky River Arts Fair

    Details coming soon!

  • Paper Trails Featured on Style Unveiled

    Paper Trails chic custom wedding invites were just featured when Shi Shi Events put together a gorgeous Art Deco wedding inspired look using EMERALD.  Check out the wedding photos and the write-up below from Gina, coordinator behind Shi Shi Events in Cleveland, Ohio.

    "Pantone's Color of the Year, Emerald, has an inherent regal quality about it that lends itself particularly well to an Art Deco vibe.  We chose a historic Cleveland location that has a speakeasy feel as...

  • Sip & Shop Sponsored by Tartine

    Join participating shops and restaurants for a fabulous evening of beverage sampling and experiencing the unique character that Old River has to offer.

    Thursday, July 18th from 5 - 8pm on Old Detroit Road

    Enjoy selections of red and white wines, from France, Spain, Italy, California and Washington (compliments of Tartine Bistro)

    Participating merchant specials coming soon!

    This month's Sip & Shop is sponsored by Tartine Bistro

  • Sidewalk Sale

    Walk the shops and save big on July 18 during our annual summer sidewalk sale.

  • Sunflower Wine Festival

    Old River is proud to host the 2013 Sunflower Wine and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, July 13th. Benefiting the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation, the festival will feature nationally renowned wineries and craft breweries. Tickets will be on sale later in the year -- check back for additional details.

    Note that this event couldn’t be possible without all the help from our wonderful volunteers. If you would like to be a “cellar rat” and volunteer please send us an email at info@prayersfrommaria.org.

  • Becky & Brock's Fairytale Tudor Arms Wedding

    We were thrilled to provide the printed materials for this fairytale wedding!! "Event stylist Shi Shi Events features "a palette of champagne, gold, and white... with clouds of baby's breath hovering high above guest dinner tables."  Hosted at "one of their favorite Cleveland venues, the Tudor Arms never disappoints in grandeur or service."
  • The 52 Letters Project

    The 52 Letters Project
    ~ Reconnecting With The Handwritten Word ~

    By: JoAnna Haugen, a full-time freelance writer who never leaves home without a pen and paper.

    From an early age, I collected pen pals, stationery and stickers. Despite the fact that many of my letter writing buddies have somehow fallen by the wayside over the years, I continue to collect beautiful paper, sparkly pens and addresses of friends who love to get handwritten letters in the mail.

    This website chronicles my letter writing journey, explores the letter writing culture and offers encouragement to others who also find joy in beautiful stationery, colorful pens and meaningful words.

    Follow JoAnna's 52 Letters Project at http://www.the52lettersproject.com/

  • Sip & Shop: Sponsored by The Olive Scene

    Join participating shops and restaurants for a fabulous evening of beverage sampling and experiencing the unique character that Old River has to offer.

    Thursday, June 20th from 5 - 8pm on Old Detroit Road

    Enjoy selections of red and white wines, courtesy of Libations

    Participating merchant specials coming soon!

    This month's Sip & Shop is sponsored by The Olive Scene

  • Turn Your Handwriting into a Font!

    • Create fonts with more than 200 characters

    • Optionally include your signature and digitally sign your contracts

    • You'll have your very own font within 15 minutes

    • Preview your font for free

    • AND MORE!
  • TheKnot.com And WeddingChannel.com Reveal Results Of Largest Wedding Study Of Its Kind

    NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XO Group Inc., a global media and technology leader and creator of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, today released the results of its annual Real Weddings Study. This comprehensive report surveyed more than 17,500 US brides married in 2012. TheKnot.com & WeddingChannel.com 2012 Real Weddings Survey captures detailed information on wedding budget, style preferences, event characteristics and other...

  • "Tweet Hearts" Book Signing Sat 3/23 12-2pm

    Check out this cute cute cute little book from local author and illustrator Susan Reagan... Tweet Hearts!! They'll be on our shelves soon, and Susan will be in our shop for a signing on Saturday, March 23 from 12-2 p.m.

  • 2013 Hot List Nominee

    We've been nominated for the Cleveland Hot List again, and this year we're competing in TWO categories -- best gift shop and best wedding invitations. Show your support for Paper Trails with a vote (or two)!!

  • Featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs

    We were thrilled to provide the printed materials for this adorable photo shoot!! "Event stylist Shi Shi Events shows 'that holiday coziness can coexist' with the ultra-glamorous color palette of black, white and gold in this New Year’s Eve-inspired shoot, photographed by the ever-talented Arielle Doneson."

  • Make a Fingerprint Charm: Sat 1/26, Sat 2/9

    Just in time for the holidays! Join Laura Jacobs of Embellish Accessories at Paper Trails to make a custom pendant featuring your child’s initial on one side, and a genuine fingerprint on the other. Your favorite people will be forever with you in the form of fine silver (.999) jewelry.

  • Shop Small Business Saturday: 11/24

    Help make November 24th the biggest day of the year for small businesses and #shopsmall! Join over one hundred million people who were a part of Small Business Saturday® last year! More details available here.

  • PINK Friday Deals emailed soon...

    Our annual PINK Friday promos will be emailed to our customers within the next few weeks. Join our email list so you won't miss out!

     

  • 40% OFF Holiday Photo Cards and Invites!

    christmas photo cardsStop in to save 40% on ALL of our in-store holiday photo cards and invitations!      

  • Downtown River Holiday Walk: Sat 12/1

    Don’t miss out on the perfect holiday shopping celebration on Saturday, December 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The shops and restaurants of Downtown Rocky River will be kicking off the season and showing holiday spirit.

    In addition to great promotions, carolers will be strolling the area and Santa and the Grinch will be visiting and ready for pictures with your little ones.

    Enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, beautiful ice sculptures, live performances and more!

    The Holiday Walk is free for attendees, but please register in advance for the festivities by CLICKING HERE!

  • Thoughts on Letter Writing From the 52 Letters Project

    The 52 Letters Project
    ~ Reconnecting With The Handwritten Word ~ Week #43

    By: JoAnna Haugen, a full-time freelance writer who never leaves home without a pen and paper.

    You may recall that about a month ago, I wrote to my government representatives as part of the agreement of accepting a professional grant from the Nevada Arts Council. When I blogged about the experience of writing to my representatives, I made the assumption that writing handwritten letters would receive a response because they are a novelty. The opposite turned out to be true.

  • Paper Trails Receives 2012 WeddingWire Badge

    Read all of our Wedding Announcements Reviews


  • Owner, Katie Pickard, Visits Rocky River Middle School

    Katie Pickard, owner of Rocky River’s Paper Trails, visited RRMS yesterday in Matt England’s 8th grade Technology INC class where students create a mock company to try to sell a product or service.  The students design the store layout, the product, a website to advertise, a radio commercial, and stationery including a business card.  Katie discussed with the class the importance of color, design, and leaving a good first impression.

  • Paper Trails Featured on Lover.ly Wedding Site

    Lover.ly is a one stop shop for wedding ideas.  

    Check out their featured Paper Trails paper ideas!


  • 5th Excellence Award from Carlson Craft Given to Paper Trails

    Each year Carlson Craft, the nation's leading wholesale printing company, presents only a few select businesses with this prestigious award for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements.  Thanks to all of our Brides who have made our honor possible!  

    Check out some of our Carlson products.

  • Do's and Dont's for Writing Lovely Thank You Notes

    Need help thinking of creative ways to thank your guests for their wedding or shower gifts?  

    Check out Emily's site for free wording and help!  

    http://www.emilyeaston.com/index.html

  • Paper Trails Launches Pay Cloud Promotions

    Love to shop at Paper Trails?  Have a Smartphone?  Download our app to get the following fantastic promotions!

    - Get a free greeting card when you sign up!
    - Get $5 for every $50you spend in our store ...it's like always saving 10%!
    - Receive access to exclusive sales and deals

  • Paper Trails featured on Cleveland's Hulafrog Site

    Check out the NEW Paper Trails profile on Cleveland's Hulafrog website and get the inside scoop on the best local events, destinations & deals for kids and moms!  



  • Paper Trails Featured in Shi Shi Event's "Urban Candy" Concept

    "Documentary-style shooter Sarah Sloboda captured and edited this behind-the-scenes video of a Cleveland-based Shi Shi Events' wedding concept photo shoot, entitled, "Urban Candy."

    Featuring various shades of pink, whoopee pies, rock candy champagne, paper products by Paper Trails and embellished wedding cake, along with thick rose shapes in satin on the table linens, this concept shoot is packed with fresh, modern wedding ideas."

    View Video

  • Love Notes from Lakewood

    Greeting cards from local design firm Chartreuse are giving Clevelanders a reason to sign, seal and deliver - by Kristen Hampshire

    The cheeky letterpress greeting cards created by Lakewood design firm Chartreuse hit a sweet spot with Clevelanders. They are perfect for those of us who take pride in our ethnic cuisine, endless East-West debates and beloved-but-often-beleagured sports teams.

    Pretty please with a pierogi on top?

    I would brave traffic on 480 to see you!

  • Fresh Frances honored at Louie Awards Gala

    Paper Trails designer, Fresh Frances, was honored at the Louie Awards Gala on May 22 at the National Stationery Show in New York by winning the Louie for "Best Sympathy Card."

    Stop in the store today to checkout their highly acclaimed Sympathy Bird card and the rest of their line or click here to check them out!

  • 'What Invitations Really Say'

    Picking the right invitation for your function can be tricky!  See what advice Colin Cowie, a NY City based event planner says about what your paper products say about you...

  • '10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Stationer'

    By Melinda Morris I'm just going to lay it all out on the table here. I know invitations and paper don't seem important in our digital e-vite disposable society, but they are for so many reasons. They are the first impression and statement and an important nod to formality and tradition, which is the whole point of a wedding.

  • Carlson Craft Awards Paper Trails Excellence Award for 2011

    Each year Carlson Craft, the nation's leading wholesale printing company, presents only a few select businesses with this prestigious award for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements.  Thanks to all of our Brides who have made our honor possible!  Check out some of our Carlson products.

  • Shop to Stop Hunger: October 21-30, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Paper Trails is happy to support the Children's Hunger Alliance by participating the "Shop to Stop Hunger" campaign. The premise is pretty simple. For $25, you can purchase a card that you can use at a TON of local shops to receive a 20% discount, 10/21/11 through 10/30/11...

  • Paper Trails Receives 4.5 star rating on Yelp!

    Check out Paper Trails reviews... CLICK HERE! Sneak preview...

  • Our BBB Accreditation

    I'm so excited to announce that our shop is officially accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We've pledged to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices...

  • We Kicked it with Kenny!

    Paper Trails was paid a visit by Fox 8 Cleveland's AM Show Kickin' it with Kenny on February 11, 2011 to showcase unique valentines from a variety of designers that are eco-friendly...

  • Named "Best of Weddings Pick" in The Knot

    We're totally thrilled to announce that Paper Trails has been rated by local brides and voted a "Best of Weddings Pick" by The Knot...

  • 2010 Paper Trails Honored by Carlson Craft with Award of Excellence

    Each year Carlson Craft, the nation's leading wholesale printing company, presents only a few select businesses with this prestigious award for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements.  Thanks to all of our Brides who have made our honor possible!  Check out some of our Carlson products.

  • Our invites in Bride & Bloom

    We were flattered when Gina Jokilehto-Schigel, owner of Shi Shi Events, asked us to be part of her "Featured Coordinator" spot in the Spring 2010 issue of Bride & Bloom...

  • All The President's Pens

    Ever wonder what kind of pen the President uses? (Ok, me neither.), Interestingly enough, the White House video below offers some insight into the massive number of pens used by each President as they sign bills into law...

  • A Walkable Visit to Old River

    Rocky River's century-old shopping district exudes a charm that ís tough to find these days...

  • My most commonly asked question: "So, how did you get into this business?" . . . PART 2

    A retail stationery shop made sense for me for a variety of reasons: I'd always loved print media, loved customer service, loved how tangible the products are, loved how it felt to walk into a boutique shop, loved the idea of stocking the shelves with...

  • Paper Trails wins Carlson Craft's Excellence Award for the 2nd Straight Year

    Each year Carlson Craft, the nation's leading wholesale printing company, presents only a few select businesses with this prestigious award for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements.  Thanks to all of our Brides who have made our honor possible!  Check out some of our Carlson products.

  • Why Mighty Wallets are cool

    Ok, what could be cooler than a wallet made of paper? To us, not much!! One of our newest products is the Mighty Wallet, which is a tear-resistant, water-resistant, expandable, recyclable wallet.

  • My most commonly asked question: "So, how did you get into this business?" . . . PART 1

    I thought it would be fun to share a bit more about my background, motivations and expectations for Paper Trails.Let me warn you in advance - this is a LONG STORY! (Skip to the end of this blog if you're only interested in recent Paper Trails history.)

  • I'd love to say thanks... but how?

    Some of the most common questions I hear revolve around the art of writing thank you notes. When to write them? How to write them? How to make them memorable?

  • Our 3rd Annual Visit to the National Stationery Show

    Last week, we returned from a whirlwind trip to New York city -- home of the National Stationery Show, which is now in it's 64th year...

  • Something for everyone at the Shoppes of Old River Road

    You'll find food, clothes, art and more at The Shoppes of Old River Road. by Christine Lee / Sun News...

  • Love's still in the air

    While brides-, grooms-to-be may be watching their budgets more closely, wedding industry is feeling few effects from sagging economy by Amy Ann Stoessel / Crain's Cleveland Business...

  • Women join Ladies Who Launch 'incubators' to nurture creative business ideas

    It's a Monday night, so the Rocky River stationery shop Paper Trails is closed to customers. But there's something brewing in the back of the store, besides tea and coffee. by Evelyn Theiss / Plain Dealer Reporter...

  • Corespond and Connect™ is released

    Offering a meaningful alternative to traditional corporate gifts, Correspond and Connect™ is a totally custom set of personalized business stationery, along with an inscribed book about the etiquette of business note writing...

  • Paper Trails Honored with Carlson Craft's 2008 Excellence Award

    Each year Carlson Craft, the nation's leading wholesale printing company, presents only a few select businesses with this prestigious award for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements.  Thanks to all of our Brides who have made our honor possible!  Check out some of our Carlson products.

  • SHOP TALK: Rocky River's Paper Trails gives stationery an elegant touch

    A store with literally the write stuff opened on Old Detroit Road in Rocky River Last fall. Paper Trails offers customers a variety of stationery options, from pens to paper, formal invitations and wrapping paper, and a lot more...

  • Paper Trails voted BEST in Cleveland Stationery!

    Step inside Paper Trails, the new corner specialty paper/stationery store in Rocky River, and prepare to be enveloped in bold, fresh colors and clever cards...

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