As a young girl Patti Tawadros spent hours in the garage enthralled by the textures, patterns and colors of the papers in her dad's printing business. Now, after years immersed in web development and online branding, she's returned to that love with Smoochie Paper, a couture stationery company that brings a luxe yet lighthearted approach to the art of invitations and paper goods.
Taken from her boyfriend's nickname for Patty in honor of her affectionate nature, the Smoochie in Smoochie Paper also relates to romance, as the heart of the company's business is bespoke wedding invitations.
Now in its second year of operation, Smoochie Paper's special brand of luxe love has expanded to encompass custom work for "all life's special moments" -- showers, bat mitzvahs, anniversaries --as well as ready-made thank you notes, gift tags and Valentine cards (including the "Hot Stuff" card I gave my husband) available through the Smoochie Paper Etsy Shop.
On the custom side, the company prides itself on reflecting the personality of the host and the party and offers every paper good needed for the arc of the event, from save-the-date to invitation suite to place cards, table cards and menus, to the thank you notes sent afterwards.
Clients can customize existing designs in the Smoochie Paper library or work with Patty and graphic designer Emily Schellenger to create one-of-a-kind exclusives.
The process takes some time (usually about six weeks) but the result is a couture keepsake that is truly special. As Patty notes, in our technology-saturated world of emails and online communication, "There's now a luxury in receiving something in the mail."
Especially something this beautiful.
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