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The Five Questions is another new department, capsule profiles of those dynamic minds that make the stationery industry so interesting. My first is Jason Arbuckle, creative director of J. Falkner Cards, who I met in 2011 when he first showed his clean yet colorful line at National Stationery Show. I recall lingering …

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Apparently parking miscreants are a deeper cultural problem than most of us realize, as there’s more than one paper product out there to address them. Kelp Designs’ Neighborly Notes help promote a firm yet friendly (not to mention colorful) brand of civility. Necessity was definitely the mother of this invention, …

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Culturally speaking, civility — defined as treating others with courtesy — has definitely been scarce of late. I don’t know what the culprit is exactly, though I suspect reality shows and online anonymous comment sections don’t exactly encourage tolerance. I can’t take credit for honing in on this concept: One of my Editorial Board …

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One of the more rewarding opportunities I’ve gotten in the past few years was the chance to be on the Board of Directors of Gift For Life. It’s an honor to be able to raise funds to fight AIDS, and the monthly conference calls amongst board members keep me updated …

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Hi. I’m Sarah. I started covering the stationery market for a major gift trade magazine in 1997, and I haven’t been quite the same since. What began as a job morphed into a passion and even a lifestyle as I fell in love with the paper medium — as well as the …

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