Category: PAPERbecause

When Does a Piece of Paper Make a Difference?

A single piece of paper made a world of difference for many individuals in Colorado who were looking for a valuable link to their past.  Under a new Colorado law the state opened access to original birth certificates for adoptees earlier this year. ...

Nothing Compares to a Handwritten Note

With the recent release of our latest Paper Because video, “PaperPal”, I’ve learned that the handwritten word holds a place in the hearts of people that nothing can replace. The purpose of the PaperPal program was to connect generations through letter writing. After we released the PaperPal video the response to the program was overwhelming. So many people love the personal conversation of...

Cursive: The All Natural Remedy for Dyslexia

Studies have previously shown that cursive handwriting can improve hand-eye coordination, brain development, language, memory and comprehension. Did you know though, that it is proven to help with dyslexia as well? ...

The Timeless Printed Valentine’s Day Card

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is basically upon us. Best case scenario is that you’re already prepared and have everything planned, bought, ordered and reserved. However, I know that isn’t the reality for many of us. If you are like me, your life is so busy that despite your greatest intentions things still sneak up on you. ...

Putting Pen to Paper: The Benefits of Handwriting

There has been a substantial decline in the teaching of handwriting in schools over the past decade. Even though there is a growing amount of research showing how handwriting has many cognitive benefits for the young and the old. As more researchers and doctors recommend the benefits of handwriting for both children and senior citizens, Domtar unveiled a new program called PaperPal. ...

Valentine’s Day Top Picks

It is the first day of the “month of love” and many of you may be trying to come up with Valentine’s Day plans for the loved ones in your life.  Whatever you have in mind, you are probably going to need a card. Even if you and your sweetheart decided not to exchange gifts, it is probably in your best interest to get them a card, and I mean why not? They are simple, affordable and a...

The King Papers Project

“I have a dream…” these are the words that often come to mind when you think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, these are only a few words from his most famous speech. King made many other speeches, gave sermons and wrote published and unpublished manuscripts. Thanks to paper, nearly a million documents associated with King’s life still exist today. ...

Comics and Paper – A Great Pair

Most everyone recalls a time when they’ve enjoyed a good comic. Whether it’s a strip of Dilbert’s office antics or a book of crime-fighting Batman, you’re never too old for a hand illustrated story. ...