Category: PAPERbecause

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Paper: The Declaration of Independence Reimagined in 2017

The Declaration of Independence. This pivotal document laid the ground work for our country and conveyed the ideals on which the United States was founded and the reasons for separation from Great Britain. Back in 1776, paper was a much different substrate than it is today. The Declaration was written on parchment, which was the paper of choice for ceremonial documents. Let’s imagine, if you...

Put It on a Postcard: Join Domtar’s Summer Campaign

It’s always great to find the perfect souvenir to commemorate a vacation. While social media posts are one way to document a vacation, nothing beats sending and receiving a postcard with a picture of an amazing landmark or sight.  Postcards are inexpensive, fun to send and receive, and easy to store. It might even be a collectors’ item someday. ...

Paper and the Symbolism of Poppies

Many of us associate Memorial Day with a day off, barbecues and the opening of the pool. However, Memorial Day has a much deeper meaning, which is remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. One of the ways in which we remember the sacrifice of so many is the red crepe poppy. The American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service...

4 Reasons Why Moms Love Paper

As a mom, I’m always surrounded by paper. Some of it I don’t love such as the never-ending supply of permission slips and forms. However, as Mother’s Day approaches, I can tell you that paper is the medium of choice for children and how they illustrate their love and creativity for their mothers. ...

The Blueline By Domtar Fall Reading List

Fall is officially here and as the weather gets cooler I envision nights curled up near a fire with a steaming cup of hot tea or cocoa and of course a good book. This season there is no shortage of good reading material out there. Several of the current bestsellers are printed on none other than our very own Domtar paper. Here are a few titles to add to your fall reading list: ...

Smithsonian Spotlights America’s Mailing Industry

“America’s mailing industry is quite possibly the most successful government–private sector partnership in our nation’s history,” said Allen Kane, director of the museum. “We are excited to tell this story, as most people don’t even know the industry exists.” ...

Paper Use is on the Rise in the Classroom

It’s that time of year for students to head back to the classroom, and as every parent is diligently stocking up on school supplies, be sure to include plenty of paper. A recent report by the Paper and Packaging Board revealed that paper is thriving in the classroom, despite a generation of students who have never known the world without the internet. ...

A Paperless Education, Easier Said Than Done

According to the Sputnik News article, “Missing the Cut: Norway’s First Paperless School Fails to Cut Paper Waste”, a school in Drammen, Norway tried to drastically scale back on their paper usage but were not able to make much progress. ...

Do Children Exposed to Paper Books Earn More Money as Adults?

I can speak from experience that every parent wants their child to grow-up and be a smart, successful adult. It turns out that books, the real, physical, actual book, play an important role in a child’s future earning potential.  A recent study by Italy’s University of Padova, showed that children who grew up with 10 or more non-school books in the home earned more money as adults. ...