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Shinola & Woodchuck journals now available at The Windmill

We are SO excited to be sharing this news:  Shinola and Woodchuck journals are now in stock!

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Shinola is a Detroit-based company with a commitment to beautiful design, quality craftsmanship, and American manufacturing.  They create a variety of American-made products, many of which are made at their factories in Detroit.  We're huge fans of their philosophy and ethics, and we're proud to be introducing Shinola's journals to Boca Raton.  We have both hard linen and soft linen journals in small, medium, and large, all in a variety of colors and interior pages.  They're made using all US-sourced materials from sustainably-managed forests.

Our must-have item from Shinola is The Runwell Planner - a thoughtfully designed weekly planner with a black hard linen cover and a lay-flat binding.

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And now for Woodchuck!

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Woodchuck is based in Minneapolis, and part of their mission is very similar to Shinola's - to bring jobs back to America, and to bring quality products back to consumers.  What sets their products apart is that they are made with beautiful, sustainably-sourced, FSC-certified real wood.  Each journal is created with wood from a single tree - we have Birch, Cedar, Walnut, Mahogany, and Rosewood (our favorite!), in both classic and pocket sizes.  Each wooden cover is individually selected for unique grain and quality.  The interior pages (which come blank or lined) are 100% recycled.

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Woodchuck and Shinola are currently only available in-store, not in our online shop.  Stop in to see them - or give us a call and we're happy to ship them to you!

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Join us for Small Business Saturday tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day founded by American Express to encourage shoppers to keep their spending within their community.  Shop with us on Saturday, November 29th and enjoy the fabulous festivities including:
  • Extended hours of 10am - 3pm
  • Homemade sweets & sparkling drinks
  • Buy 3 get 1 free on ALL single greeting cards (in-store only)
  • Schedule an appointment here  for custom printing (invitations, stationery, business cards, holiday cards, etc.) by 11:59pm on Saturday 11/29, and you'll receive free custom design services when you place your order (up to a $200 value)
  • Receive a free Shop Small reusable canvas tote with every purchase (while supplies last)
As a part of their Small Business Saturday initiative, American Express will also offer a $10 statement credit to any AMEX customer who spends $10 or more at a registered small business (this includes The Windmill!).  Find out more about the participating small businesses and AMEX Small Business Saturday details here.

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Shop Small & Shop Local

In the spirit of giving, we ask you all to please consider supporting small businesses when you do your holiday shopping this year.

Every dollar spent at a locally owned, independent business generates 2-3 times more economic activity in our communities than a dollar spent at a national chain.  When you shop small, you pay someone's rent, put gas in their car and encourage their dream.

We feel so very lucky to have such incredible customers all year round, but especially during the holidays. We hope you will continue to shop local and shop small - it truly does make a difference in our local economy and in the lives of countless artisans, designers and community members.


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Oh, hi there!  We're Sarah and Shawn Gluchacki, the owners of The Windmill Paper Boutique.  In celebration of Small Business Saturday tomorrow, we thought we'd share a little about ourselves.
Sarah has a BFA in graphic design and painting, and got her start working in a letterpress printing company in Syracuse, New York.  Shawn has a background in math and physics and (shockingly) has basic social skills.  We were our own first clients when we got married in August 2012, and then moved to Boca Raton to open up The Windmill.  We'll travel pretty far for craft beer and great meals, we're serious coffee snobs, and we are known among our friends to send the greatest cards for every occasion (go figure!).  We love paper, invitations, weddings, dogs, and a perfect beach day.

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Holiday designs are here!

We are in LOVE with the brand new custom holiday designs we have in the shop!  Letterpress, foil, photo printing, edge paint, envelope liners, and more... these are not your typical holiday cards.  Swing by anytime to see all of the designs and options, or make an appointment to discuss your cards one-on-one.  Plus, order Smock holiday cards by December 10th and they'll rush your order at no extra cost! holiday-graphic

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It's not too late to get a card for Father's Day!

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 15th, and if you haven't picked up a card yet, we still have a great selection available!  Here are just a few of the many cards we have in-store: sugar-paper-fathersday-saloon

[Father's Day Saloon - Sugar Paper - $5.50]

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[Father's Day Anchor - Smock - $5.00]

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[Father's Day Cursing - Pink Orchid - $5.00]

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Mother's Day is May 11th

2014.05.02-mothersday Mother's Day is coming up fast on May 11th!  Make this year's stand out from all the rest with a trendy new card from The Windmill.  We have amazing letterpress & foil-stamped cards from the hottest paper lines, including Sugar Paper, Anemone Letterpress, Fig. 2, and Smock.

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This screenprinted card from Fig. 2 is great for your hilariously non-tech-savvy mom.

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At the point where yore starting to realize that everything your mom said growing up was right?  This beautiful letterpressed card from Elum Designs is perfect for you.

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And this letterpressed card from Sugar Paper is great for kids of any age to give.

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We also have great gift ideas for paper-loving moms!  Think gorgeous stationery sets,  letterpressed coasters, note blocks, sticky cubes, journals, notebooks, and more.

Don't have time to stop in?  Shop Mother's Day online here!

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The Windmill featured on Downtown Boca!

We are so honored to be featured on Downtown Boca this week!  Here's a glimpse of the article:

Join the fight against bland, boring paper

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Sarah Gluchacki is on a mission: to rid the world of cookie-cutter cards, notebooks and tacky giftwrap. Sound silly? There’s a serious side. At Gluchacki’s new Downtown Boca stationery shop, The Windmill Paper Boutique, she sources products only from small design and print shops and works hard to offer environmentally-friendly staples you wouldn’t normally find in chain card shops.

“I strive to support local vendors with eco-friendly practices,” says Gluchacki, who opened The Windmill after a stint as the lead graphic designer for a wedding invitation company. “I do my best to provide the freshest patterns, hues, and designs available – products that are not only useful, but beautiful as well.”

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In her shop, every item is hand-crafted on natural papers made of materials like cotton and bamboo. Gluchacki specializes in custom invitations and stationery, but also carries a full stock of ready-to-buy paper goods like patterned notebooks, customized gift wrap and note cards.

“We’re all about utilizing bold patterns, bright colors, and classy, fun, cheeky designs from famous designers,” Gluchacki says. “These aren’t your typical convenience store cards.”

Read the rest here on Downtown Boca!

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April is National Card & Letter Writing Month

header It's National Card & Letter Writing Month, so we thought we'd share some of our favorite "just because" cards.

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Who doesn't love receiving a hand-written card in the mail?  So stop in, say hello, and pick up a few to send to your favorite people.  And as always, keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates (like what's inside this package from our brand new line, Pink Orchid Press.  We don't even know yet!)

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Brand new photos of The Windmill

So excited about these beautiful new photos of the store!  Here's a little montage of our favorites: montage

Stop in today to see our selection of letterpress note cards, foil stamping greeting cards, acrylic bar & bat mitzvah invitation samples, and more!

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