5 Companies That Offer Quality Paper Goods

Digital technology and the Internet may have diminished the role of physical stationery, but this has only served to make handcrafted notes all the more special and meaningful. Consider the companies here, which offer a variety of paper products that can add a personal touch to any gift, event, or celebration. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Purveyors of Exceptional Paper Items

Company What It Offers
Botanical PaperWorks Produces eco-friendly, biodegradable seed paper products that grow into wildflowers, herbs, or vegetables
Twinkle & Toast A calligraphy and design studio that creates meaningful, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and paper goods
kitty meow Designs paper and party goods, and offers specialized gift bundles
Dempsey & Carroll Creates elegant engraved social stationery, offering various collections and bespoke items
Three Little Words Designs and handcrafts stationery for events, announcements, and celebrations

The Story Behind Botanical PaperWorks

8 Caterers for a Memorable Event

Name Location
Ridgewells Catering Bethesda, Maryland
Catering By The Family Tampa, Florida
Catering Works Raleigh, North Carolina
Big Delicious Planet Chicago, Illinois
Real Food Catering New York City, New York
Eatertainment Hospitality Toronto, Canada
Toben Food By Design Toronto, Canada
Park Avenue Catering Cotati, California

Dempsey & Carroll's Refined Stationery Art

In Depth

Whether you like to keep personalized stationery or a quantity of thank you cards on hand, there are a number of companies that can fulfill your paper needs. From tailored wedding invitations to cocktail napkins, here, in no particular order, are businesses providing distinctive paper supplies.

At #1 is Botanical PaperWorks, which produces eco-friendly seed paper that grows into wildflowers, herbs, or vegetables. It manufactures and designs such items as wedding invitations and favors, including wine tags and biodegradable confetti. It also offers stationery for special events and announcements like baby showers and christenings.

The company's memorial pieces are designed to commemorate the passing of loved ones. Elements such as photographs, names, quotes, or poems can be used for personalization. Pet owners can also choose from specific cat and dog items, and even incorporate paw prints into the motif. The plantable seed blends include black eyed Susans, snapdragons, basil, and oregano.

The plantable seed blends include black eyed Susans, snapdragons, basil, and oregano.

Coming in at #2 is Twinkle & Toast, which focuses on custom wedding invitations, stationery, and pointed pen calligraphy. It also offers an array of specialty items and accessories, such as foil printed notecards, wax sealing sticks for use with stampers, and personalized flower tags for bouquets and corsages.

Twinkle & Toast's calligraphy workshops are available for beginner and intermediate learners. Participating students receive a starter kit and instruction booklet, and class activities include letter theory, techniques, the alphabet, and phrases. The company and its founder, Taryn Sutherland Gross, have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Style Me Pretty.

Entering the list at #3 is kitty meow, which designs paper and party goods. Its creations encompass cards that celebrate such events as new homes and bachelorette festivities. The company also offers specialized gift bundles, including Best Mom EVER, which features inspirational greeting cards and a pack of pencils. The hostess collection includes cocktail napkins, coasters, and drink stir sticks.

The hostess collection includes cocktail napkins, coasters, and drink stir sticks.

Founder Catherine Hildner offers resources for female entrepreneurs who aspire to start a creative business. Her mentoring partnerships include a tailored plan, email access, monthly calls, and a complimentary copy of her Go-To Handbook. The guide features personal recommendations on printers, paper companies, and packaging supplies.

In the #4 spot is Dempsey & Carroll, which curates engraved social stationery. Among the specialty elements it can incorporate into your paper goods are family crests, hand lettering, and illustrations. Its collections include personalized gift tags, monogrammed cards, and custom motifs. The company has been featured across a variety of media outlets, such as Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and Vogue.

Founded in 1878, Dempsey & Carroll specializes in the use of handcrafted steel dies and copper plates. Upon request, it will coordinate full invitation assembly for events, including tissue overlay, ribbon tying, program collation, and organizing day of pieces. It also provides list management for special occasions.

Upon request, it will coordinate full invitation assembly for events, including tissue overlay, ribbon tying, program collation, and organizing day of pieces.

Wrapping up the list at #5 is Three Little Words, which designs and handcrafts stationery for events and celebrations. It offers invitations for weddings and birthdays, favors such as matchbooks, and hand painted specialty maps. The Baby Collection features customizable birth announcements, invitations, and thank you cards.

Its retail shop includes handmade holiday cards, illustrated art prints, and Flowergrams, which feature digital watercolor brushwork. Owner Emily Foran founded the company in Sonoma, California before relocating it to her home state of Maine. Three Little Words has been featured in BuzzFeed, The Knot, and Bridal Musings.