Posts Tagged celebration

Cascarones: An Easter Celebration

As Easter approaches, we here at Paper Source are getting excited to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it’s making one of our Easter kits, or finding the perfect little gift to welcome spring, we’re gearing up for a fun experience.

This year we’re thrilled to bring confetti eggs to everyone, and we’re excited to share a fun Easter tradition that might be new to some of you!

These eggs, referred to as cascarones, are festively-dyed and have been hollowed out and filled with colorful confetti. They’re extremely popular in Mexico and the Southwestern United States during Easter festivities (and various other events like Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval, etc.). So what do you do with them? … You smash them!

It might sound crazy, but breaking one over a loved one’s head is said to bring good luck. Showering a friend with confetti isn’t just fun…it’s a blessing of good fortune (and a display of affection). Some also combine it with the tradition of hiding eggs—for an extra special Easter egg hunt that ends with a confetti war!

Is this a popular tradition near you? Tell us how you celebrate with Easter eggs below!

We’re celebrating a birthday!

The Paper Source Blog Celebrates!We’ve been so busy monkeying around with fresh ideas and new products that we almost forgot to celebrate a very important birthday – the PS Blog turned 2 this month! That’s right, we’ve dedicated two years to parties, kids, holidays, gifts, decorating, weddings and DIY projects, along with bringing inspiration from our stores to the web.

And there’s more to come!

To recap on two wonderful years we’re asking you to dust off your party hats and celebrate a few of our most memorable posts:

How-to: 4th of July decorating
Easy summer cup covers
Fresh spring party favors
Confessions of a Wrapper
Rubber stamping with powdered sugar
New Colorscope Readings for Paper Source Fans
A lovely companion to the wedding guestbook
PS Real Weddings: Laura
DIY wedding programs
Cute as a button baby shower

As our party guests and dedicated readers, we’d like you to tell us which PS Blog post helped you Do Something Creative Every Day. And… like last year’s birthday party, one of our guests will walk away with the ultimate door prize – A $100 Paper Source Gift Card!

Let us know what post was most memorable to you. Comment by Friday, July 8th to be entered in our special birthday drawing.

Update: Congratulations to PS Fan Kerry S, our special door prize winner, and thanks to everyone for celebrating our blogging birthday!


The Paper Source Team