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This Saturday Switch Off with Earth Hour

30 Mar

Being “eco” is a daily choice, and one of the best things about creating a greener lifestyle (and better world), is that it can be made in the smallest choices.  Buying alternative fiber journals, keeping an eye out for eco paper features,  and using stationery created from sustainable practices are just a few examples.

But one of the absolute easiest things you can do is flick the switch … off, that is, in support of Earth Hour. Join millions of others around the world who will turn off the lights this Saturday, March 31 at 8.30pm-9.30pm (wherever you are in the world). Earth Hour is an annual global event (since 2006) organized by the World Wildlife Fund and made possible by teams in 135 countries.

It can be quite inspirational to see your city go dark knowing the intention behind each flick of the switch. Will you participate? Whether you do or don’t, we’d love to know your thoughts.

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“Do We Know Who We Are?”

26 Mar

“The more we write, the more we need to define who we are. Does it get murkier, or is it becoming clearer the more we evaluate ourselves, our stories, and our internal struggles?” MJ Monaghan

MJ is one of our favorite writers/bloggers to follow and we love to share his work! (In our opinion, MJ is at the level of Seth Godin‘s style.)

His post today “Do We Know Who We Are?” popped up for us at a very auspicious time. We’re actively working to communicate our passion for paper, connect with the larger community, and provide insightful tips and interesting reads for you every day. But while we blog, we’re an online retailer at the same time. So we’re constantly defining European Paper Company to best serve YOU!

Let us know if you have comments, questions, or feedback in general. You can post up a comment here or email us at info@europeanpaper.com

Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper

6 Mar

Welcome to the March 6, 2012 edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper! We’re thrilled to host this month’s Carnival and we hope you enjoy the selection!

Notebooks

Nifty Notebook presents Early 1980s “Comp” Pocket Memo Notebooks posted at Notebook Stories, saying, “Some gems from my collection: 1908s spiral notebooks that look like composition books!”

Alex Witte presents (Most of) My Notebook Collection posted at Economy Pens.

Sandra Strait presents Bleedthrumanade in Moleskine & Review of the Moleskine Squared Notebook posted at Life Imitates Doodles, saying, “A review of Moleskine’s Squared notebook showing how it holds up to the alcohol marker.”

Sandra Strait presents New Tangle Pattern Malacca & Review of the Moleskine Volant Journal posted at Life Imitates Doodles, saying, “This could be considered for the art genre as well as notebook because I always do artwork to use in my reviews.”

Sandra Strait presents New tangle pattern Twining & Review of the Rhodia Unlimited Pocket size Notebook posted at Life Imitates Doodles.

@EuroPaper presents The Birth of the Book Letter posted at European Paper Company.

Office Supplies

Charles Chua C K presents All About Living With Life: 10 Office Efficiency Tips posted at All About Living with Life.

Liz Shaw presents You Can’t Make This Stuff Up posted at Liz Andra Shaw, saying, “How the lust for office supplies led one woman into a funny situation.”

Pens

Cheryl from Writer’s Bloc presents STAEDTLER Mars Draft 924 Technical Ballpoint Pen Review posted at Writer’s Bloc Blog.

Okami0731 presents Featured Pen – Waterman 42 Safety posted at Whatever.

Heather presents Pentel EnerGel 0.7mm Black posted at A Penchant for Paper.

Miscellaneous

Tiger Pens presents The Fountain Pen Rest Stop posted at Tiger Pens’ Blog.

Charles Chua C K presents All About Living With Life: Office Feng Shui – 5 Great Tips posted at All About Living with Life.

Clement Dionglay presents Ink Review: J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie posted at Rants of the Archer.

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Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of pen, pencil and paper using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

Moleskine Love Haiku Winner!

7 Feb

We had such a fun time with this contest and received over 100 submissions! Below is the winner as well as a few more to whet your appetite. Click any of the images to go to the Facebook album that has ALL of the haiku. Tag your haiku when you see it, comment on the ones you love, and submit another one at the end just for fun!

Last Day to Enter for Rhodia Drive’s Journal Swap

18 Jan

Click the image to go to Rhodia Drive's blog.

Today is the last day you can sign up for a chance to participate in Rhodia Drive’s official journal swap!

“12 people will be chosen to participate and will each receive a large orange dotWebbie in which to create. You do not have to be an artist/writer to participate. This 1st swap will be open to US residents only.” The theme is “Favorite Things” and is open to interpretation.

Click through to Rhodia Drive’s blog for more details and to sign up via the embedded form. Good luck!

Happy New Year!

2 Jan

We can't WAIT to share the New Year with you all! Best wishes that it starts out strong for everyone!

Thanks to All Our Fans! Love, EPC

31 Dec

A HUGE thanks to everyone who follows this blog or shops on our site for your support of European Paper Company in our debut year!

Since launching the site in September this year, we’ve created over 60 blog posts from our staff and 6-8 rotating freelance bloggers, our Facebook page has jumped to over 1,300 fans, and we’ve added numerous products to the hundreds already available for sale on our main site. And we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Thanks for sticking with us in 2011, and cheers to an even better year in 2012!

Happy Holidays from EPC!

21 Dec

We hope you're enjoying the season!

Friday Blogger Tuck-ins

2 Dec

1 –> Margana over at Inkophile gave some great advice regarding buying pens, paper or ink and when to trust online reviews. Read it here.

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2 –> The Letter Writers Alliance gives great instructions on how to host your own letter-writing social here, and also gives the main U.S.P.S. dates for holiday mailings to arrive on schedule here. (LWA also provided the link to the USPS website that provides more holiday details for international, military, and domestic shipping and mailing. Here’s the link.)

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3 –>  Kim at Tiger Pens did a nice, short review on the Pilot V4 Disposable Fountain Pen. And TonyB at Tiger Pens had a great Blog Review & Interview of Rhonda Eudaly, which you can read here. (Rhonda’s blog link is here, plus you can find it in our blogroll in the right-hand column.)

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4 –> Karen D. posted about the Problem of Shipping Charges on the Quo Vadis Blog and we’re so glad she did! It’s an issue customers bring up to us all the time as well and we do our best to please you all. That’s why we have shipping offers like our current one, which is free standard shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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5 –> And to end on a really cool video of How Ink is Made, we have to thank Azizah of GourmetPens.com for sharing it first! (It was originally posted in 2010.)

EPC is now on Google Plus!

7 Nov
EPC on G+

Google Plus has finally been opened (officially) to businesses, and we’d love to connect with you on G+ now, too! Click here for our G+ page.

Let us know what you prefer though – Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, email, phone or snail mail 🙂 We’re always available for y’all.

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