Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2007 Christmas Day e-Newsletter


Dear Friend,
How great and wondrous a time is this that we reflect and remember the time our Lord Jesus visited us and to long for Him to come again and save us eternally! It's Advent once again! Meaning "to come" in Latin, we seek Christ's coming into our lives and hearts in a renewed way during this season of grace!

Are we prepared for Christmas? Let's take a look at our hearts... is it filled with gratitude, joy and anticipation? Is it at peace and not in a state of chaos from all the busyness? Is there anyone on earth (or elsewhere!) our hearts have not forgiven? or need to ask pardon from? Are we willing to give, not only to those who can give back in return but more so to those who can't?
If we answered a negative to any of these questions, then let's take hold of the grace during this season and breathe this prayer... "Come Lord Jesus and renew me, renew the face of the earth!".

Have a most blessed and grace-filled Christmas season!

"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year." - Thomas Tusser


Christina
e-Newsletter Editor



In this issue

Christmas Memorabilia Tree
Online Christmas Bible Study
Downloadable Christmas Cards from HSBC
Glorietta & SM Pampanga New Location Opens
Books for Less Updates
New Products from Papemelroti

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Christmas Memorabilia Tree
Make your tree extra special! Make the decorations yourself! It will be a tree like no other! This was taught at the Ayala Christmas workshop, Makati last Dec. 2 by Mrs. Patsy Paterno.

1. Start with a picture or pictures - any picture you’d like to see again and again, just make sure it won’t embarrass your teenage son or daughter! The picture usually dictates the size, the color and sometimes the shape of the frame.

2. 2. Cut out the picture frame and backing out of cardboard. If the shape of the frame is difficult like an oval or star, make a pattern out of paper first and fit it to the picture.

3. 3. Cover the frame with fabric or paper. Glue parts together, making sure you put a hanger made of string, twine or gold thread in between the picture and the backing*. An easier way would be to use die cut picture frames or cut out a frame from our Craft Cuts (available at our shops). You won't need to cover the frame with fabric or paper becase it has a design already.

4. Now for the fun part. Embellish! This is the part where all the kids, even a 1 ½ year old, can participate. Just make sure younger kids are supervised well and kept away from anything that can hurt them. Prepare the materials for them and be sure to put a newspaper over your table so it’ll be easy to clean up afterwards.

5. Materials needed for frame: cardboard, fabric or paper to cover frame, string, scissors, glue or a glue gun. Embellishments may include scrap cloth or paper, beads, ribbons, stickers, buttons, gift wrap, cards or magazines to cut up, wallpaper, paper or cloth flowers, little figurines, crochet flowers, die cuts, origami, sand and glue, sequins, lace, foil from candies or chocolates, glitter glue, dried flowers, twigs and whatever you have on hand. To decorate, you and your kids can use rubber stamping, sponging, drawing with colored pencils and crayons, painting, paper piecing and punching, even embroidery.

6. Don’t forget to write details at the back of the frame - Isabel’s birthday, 2002, frame made by Christopher, age 7. To make it more meaningful, add a thanksgiving prayer or blessing.

Tips and Variations
*If this is the first time you’re being crafty, keep it simple. Glue fabric or paper on thin cardboard or even a sheet of paper using white glue diluted with water (1:1). Cut out shape of frame, glue on to picture and cardboard backing with a string in between. Don’t bother wrapping the sides with the fabric.

When you go to a bookstore, supermarket, craft, gift shop or a toy store, look out for something you can use to make unique frames. I found some metal rings and large earring squares in Divisoria. I glued pictures behind them - a quick and easy way to make frames. The most difficult part was finding pictures small enough to fit the frames! I also used some left over tongue depressors to form a frame by overlapping them to form a square. The easiest way to make a frame would be to use those pre-printed frames found in scrapbooking stores but they can be pricey.

If you want to make frames or ornaments out of clay, here’s my favorite recipe for clay that hardens in an oven toaster: In a large saucepan, mix together 1 cup cornstarch and 2 cups baking soda with a whisk. Add 1 ½ cups cold water and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and starts to thicken into a mass like mashed potatoes that holds its shape. Turn out into dish and cover with a damp cloth. Allow to cool. Once cooled, knead until smooth and elastic. Make only objects ½” thick or it will not harden well. Watch when you put objects in the oven as they may burn if they’re in too long.
Always try to reuse stuff that people usually throw away and here are some ideas for those styrofoam take out boxes that end up dirtying our coastlines. After cleaning it, you can cut it up in shapes (hearts, zigzags, squares, etc.) and make designs on it using a pencil or ballpen. This can now be used as a stamp to decorate your frame. OR you can cut up the styrofoam and use as the frame itself. Indent designs on it and paint.

More craft ideas at www.papemelroti.com/crafts.htm .



Online Christmas Bible Study
Want to fill your heart and mind with Christmas? See the wonders of the Word of God with Dr. Ralph F. Wilson's online Christmas bible study at www.jesuswalk.com/christmas-incarnation/ Forums are also available to discuss your reflections online with others all around the world!





Downloadable Christmas Cards from HSBC
Make your own greeting cards right from home! See the cute creations of Papemelroti artist Robert Alejandro created specially for HSBC! Click to http://www.hsbc.com.ph/ph/holiday/holiday.htm



Glorietta & SM Pampanga New Location Opens
Starting Dec. 7, Friday, we'll be setting up our newly transferred temporary Glorietta branch.
It's on the 3rd floor or Glorietta 3. See you there!
The longest mall in the Philippines, SM Pampanga is the newest home of Papemelroti! Come visit us soon!


Books for Less Updates
Remember to visit our newest branch at SM Centerpoint. It's quite near the Papemelroti shop on the 2nd floor. Free giftwrapping for books P248 and up!

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph


New Papemelroti Products!
  • Christmas Gift Bag - #15-29 This delightful card pack has 47 Christmas trivia, sayings, suggestions, quotes and more. Comes with a colored kraft bag with matching gift tag for your greeting! Our newest in the popular paper pack series! Only P39.75 / $1.14 each.
  • Christmas Craft Cuts - #9028-31-33 Here are 3 designs to decorate your scrapbooks, cards, gifts with! You may use them to make Christmas tree decor and many more projectsf! P15 / $0.43 each.
  • Desk Calendars with Full Color Design #1-1368 "Teachers have the write stuff" view - an ideal giveaway for your child's teachers and tutors. Size 3 3/8" h x 2.25" x 1.25", 50g. and #1-1356 "Work for the Lord, the pay isn't much but the retirement plan is out of this world" - everyday reminder to work for what's really important! Size 1.75"h x 3 5/8" x 1.25"w. Personalize this product with your full color design for a great giveaway! Both are reasonably priced at only P69 / $1.98.
  • Full Color Notebooks #9031-66 to -70 in wonderful new designs! All made of 100% unbleached recycled paper. Only P36.00 /$0.76 each
  • More products at the stores! Click here to order or inquire.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2007 Blessed Day e-Newsletter


Dear Friend,

Is today just another day for you? If one looks closely at one's day, it has charms that cannot be wrought out of any other day. Just think, today you have certain people in your life that will not always be there. Today you have a level of health that you will be harder to maintain as the years go by.

Today's news, though good or bad, will not be duplicated tomorrow. Your views may also change by then. Each day holds ephemeral beauty in the delicate fragile flowers or each day's unique sunset. Whether through the sound of the wind's gentle rustling or hearing the sound of your name from a long lost friend.

Today, a child is this way and tomorrow he is another. Today is quite precious and it is a rare blessing to be thoughtful and appreciative of. Let's give thanks to God who crafted each day quite masterfully!

"For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude." -Clarence E. Hodges



Christina
E-Newsletter Editor


In this issue

Bless and Be Blessed
Tips for Ordering for Christmas
Update on Glorietta Shop
SM Pampanga Soon to Open
Entrepreneur Magazine
Books for Less
New Products from Papemelroti

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Bless and Be Blessed
Here's the proof that it is more blessed to give than to receive!

- Studies show that acts of kindness lengthens one's life. Volunteering, serving your family and friends does your health good so enjoy being kind and compassionate! Encourage others to do so too! Read the full article here

- Do you have a regular prayer time? It has been a well-known fact that stress levels are reduced with prayer and quietening down our spirit. Not only does it prepare us for the day ahead but if we are praying for someone we hardly like, prayer can gradually transform our feelings in time. Anything that can change us for the better is a priceless blessing.

- Giving thanks in the midst of trying times can be very difficult. We would rather gripe about how bad things are. Try being appreciative of little things at first. You will find more and more to be grateful for! Your blessings will overflow as well when you don't take them for granted.

*Take note: Give sincerely - not so you can receive in return or the blessing just won't be the same!



Tips for Ordering for Christmas
1) For those who need corporate giveaways, we are still accepting customized orders! Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for production and delivery to the branch of your choice.

2) You may also shop online at www.papemelroti.com/ - simply fill up the order/inquiry form and we will reply from Tues-Fridays with the costs, payment options and other information.

3) We advise everyone to shop early to avoid lining up and having the best pick of the products!






Update on Glorietta Shop
We wish to acknowledge and thank many of you have expressed concern for our staff and shop at Glorietta 2 after the tragic explosion last Oct. 19th.

We thank God so much because seconds before the blast, one of our sales staff was just there (where most of the damage was). As soon as she came back to the Papemelroti shop, the loud noise reverberated throughout the whole mall. The only known damage was the shattered window glass which stayed intact until all our sales staff were safely out of the building.

To date, the Ayala management has sealed off the premises indefinitely due to the ongoing investigation. We are now temporary located in a small kiosk at the corridor between Glorietta 1 and 4 leading to SM. By December 1. 2007, we will open at the 3rd floor of Glorietta 3.

We extend our sympathies and pray for all those who were affected.


SM Pampanga Soon to Open

Welcome the 15th branch of Papemelroti!

We hope to open by the end of November at the newly opened wing of SM Pampanga, Mexico, Pampanga. Hope to see you there!



Entrepreneur Magazine

Papemelroti is featured on the November 2007 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The story of the family business hopes to encourage other families to work together and reap the benefits of similar work ethics and having closer ties.

*We wish to correct some parts of the article. We do not use shells in our crafts because taking these will harm the environment. We also do not have a 5-storey factory in Bulacan but rather our main office is housed in a 5-storey building and our Bulacan factory only has 1 floor.

Thank you very much to Entrepreneur Magazine for featuring us!



Books for Less
Interested in distributing books in your area? E-mail us today for more information!

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph




New Papemelroti Products!
  • 2008 Mini Desk Calendars are handy items to have. Made of durable resin. Refillable calendars are made of 100% unbleached recycled paper. P32 / $92 each. view
  • 2008 Planners #9040 in a handy carry everyday size: 4" x 5.75" - P19.75 / $ 0.56 each.
  • 2008 Wall Calendars features positive quotes and sayings to bring inspiration to your day!#7004-17-18 in black ink print and full color cover. Size 8.5" x 5.5", P39.75 / $1.14 and P49 / $1.40 respectively. view
  • Assorted Paper Pack Holders now hold our popular #15 paper packs! They match the themes and come in a variety of sizes and prices!
  • New Designs of Craft Cuts #9028 including Christmas theme! Cut and paste into your scrapbook creations! 8 5/8" x 11 1/8" , 10g. P15.00 /$0.43 each page
  • Colorful Die Cuts #7015-1 with different shapes and sizes. 7 assorted matching shapes in a pack. P12 / $0.35 a pack. If you buy 6 or more packs, it becomes P10 / $0.29 a pack. view
  • New Colored Poster Designs for Marriage - #9044-50 Ten Rules for a Happy Marriage and -51 Ten Sterling Tips for a Happy Marriage - P19.75 / $0.56 each view.
More products at the stores! Click here to order or inquire.

Friday, August 31, 2007

2007 Grandparents Day e-Newsletter


Dear Friend,

A certain housewife named Marian McQuade thought of a way of honoring the elderly in nursing homes. She lobbied to have a day to celebrate their worth and great wisdom! This resulted in 1978's proclamation of the first Grandparent's day ever.

Wise words and a true appreciation of life count as the wealth of our seniors. Let's not let this day pass without our paying tribute to them!

If you would like to learn more about this special occasion, click to http://www.grandparents-day.com/

Happy Grandparents' Day to your beloved folks on September 9, 2007!

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor


In this issue

Wit and Wisdom from Centanarians
Real Men Pray
SM Manila Branch Opens
Submit Your Papemelroti Art
Get Caught Reading Campaign
Order Corporate Giveaways Early
New Products from Papemelroti


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Wit and Wisdom from Centanarians
Let's lend an ear to these worthy to be lauded seniors!
  • "I've saved things all my life. It's hard for me to realize that I don't need any of this stuff. It's real friends that truly matter.” - Kristine Klostermyer Brown, 108 yrs. old.
  • "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have fixed up my house.” She is said to be a "voracious reader of paperbacks, needs no reading glasses.” - Ima Care Maloney Wilson, 101 yrs. old.
  • "You have one life to live, live it well, and don't disgrace your family." - Fred Hale, 115 yrs. old.
  • " Worry? Worry ain't no good from worrying." "If there was one lesson to pass on to your grandchildren and others what would it be?" I asked. "Trus in da Lord, he's a mighty man." - Pearl Gartrell, 105 yrs. old.
  • "I have a strict diet," he said. "I consume very little meat, however, a lot of dairy products, rice and vegetables are a major part of my diet." - Damchaagiin Gendendarjaa, 112 yrs. old.
  • "It is because of all God's grace, supplemented with good thoughts, good eating, pure vegetarianism, humility, no anger or jealousy, and loveableness." - Swami Bua, 110 yrs. old.
Want some free advice from a wise senior? Don't have a grandparent and want a cyber lolo/lola? Click to http://www.elderwisdomcircle.org/



Real Men Pray
Are you someone who sees the need for a radical and drastic change in today's society? Can you rise to the challenge of being a man with integrity? serve your country? lead? make a difference? Can you tread the road less traveled? If you would like to meet other men who've said "Yes" to this call, then join us as we seek God's call for all His men, His sons.

Crossroads Retreat for Men
Sept. 8 to 9, Maryhill Retreat House, Antipolo (e-mail us for a map).
Registration starts at 8 AM on Saturday. Ends lunch of Sunday.
Fee: P650
Things to bring: Bible, notebook, pen, clothes, toiletries, personal medicine - let us know if you have diet restrictions before Sept 5.

*This retreat is open to all single professionals. Warning: this event may radically change your life!
For confirmation, send your name, age and profession to us at papemelroti@gmail.com




SM Manila Branch Opens
Our newest and hippest branch opens this September! Be one of the first
to visit! Don't forget to save all your receipts - and get your Privilege Card
(for life!) once you have P5000 worth (in a span of one year).




Submit Your Papemelroti Art
Show off your Papemelroti creations here and let your light shine! Share what you've made and also get ideas for creating more art! Join the club today!

Some examples are: recycled paper from our Paper Recycling Kit, scrapbook pages showing our Craft cuts, plaques you've personalized, gifts you've made from our products and more!





Get Caught Reading Campaign
Click to our Flicker group and submit your picture of yourself or someone else reading! Put a caption on what book is being read and why!
Submit your photo here - http://www.flickr.com/groups/438894@N20/

Newly opened branch this August 18! Books for Less SM Centerpoint
Lots of new books in all our branches!

Extended Sale! Books as low as P20 each! Now available inspiring and educational videos!

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph


Order Corporate Giveaways Early
Christmas is just around the corner. Why not take advantage of the time
to leisurely pick your gifts and be worry free during the busiest season of
the year? Browse our selection online! We need 3 weeks to make customized
orders so the earlier you order, the better!

Order your individual gifts, company gifts, schoolmates, family gifts, party favors, etc.
and make them more special by adding your own unique wordings that no other gift will have!

Visit our site for some gift-giving and time-saving ideas www.papemelroti.com/gift.htm
and www.papemelroti.com/corp.htm for bulk orders. A downpayment of at least 50%
is needed for us to start production. Here's to a stress-free holiday season ahead!



New Papemelroti Products for Grandparents and More!
  • New Designs Scrapbooks with different themes and sizes. P179 / $5.12 view
  • Hardbound Journal with 5 new designs. Contains pages made from 100% recycled kraft paper. Size 4.5" x 4.5" x 5/8", 120g. P59 / $1.69 view
  • New Designs - Posters with new World's Greatest Lawyer and Dentist. P14.75 / $0.40 each. view
  • Baptism Picture Frame #1-1254 with words "Blessings on your Baptism - May God bless you on this special day. May His love guide you in every way. Size 5.25" h x 7.5" l x 1.5" w. 225g. P179 / $5.12.
  • New Designs - Big Colored Bookmarks - Filipiniana, Floral, Excellence, Future and more! Only P5/ $0.15 each view
  • Scrapbooks with Resin Medallions - a gift more special because it's really customized. For example: "World's Greatest Nurse", "Super Sister" or "World's Greatest Teacher" tags. Assorted colors and prices. view
  • San Agustin Church Magnet #1-1323 This wedding token will remind your guests of that memorable moment of celebration and joy! Personalize with names and date. Made of durable resin and individually hand-painted. P69 / $1.98 each.
More products at the stores! Click here to



Papemelroti branches are located at: SM City North EDSA 9285828, SM Fairview 9393594, Ali Mall Cubao 9111267, SM Centerpoint 7161580, Glorietta II 8935477, SM Southmall 8064578, Casa Susana Alabang 8093829, SM Megamall 6341270, Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Robinson's Place Manila, SM San Lazaro 7420143, SM Clark Pampanga (045) 4990080, Main branch: 91 Roces Avenue 3751069/ 3742442 / 4120887.

New at Papemelroti!
www.papemelroti.com/new.htm

Papemelroti Free Web Graphics
www.papemelroti.com/pape_graphics.htm

Papemelroti E-greetings
www.papemelroti.com/ecards.htm

Papemelroti Branches
www.papemelroti.com/branches.htm


Papemelroti Gifts and Decorative Accessories
"Hands to Work, Hearts to God"
www.papemelroti.com
91 Roces Avenue
1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Telefax Nos: (632) 375-1069 (632) 374-2442 (632)412-6487
YM: papemelroti_gifts

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2007 Friendship E-Newsletter


Dear Friend,


Who are your very best friends and how did they get this precious title? Have you ever stopped to think how each of their personalities (though different) complement each other and how magical it is when all of you are together?

It's just like a patchwork that has different patterns - despite the different colors and designs, it all comes together as a beautiful, not to mention, useful thing.

The next time you come together, why not see how you can use your "magic" in a good way, not just to bring joy to each other but to also bring color and vibrance of life to others who may not be as blessed with that kind of friendship!

Let's all celebrate Friendship not just on August 5 but every day! Happy Friendship Day!

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor


In this issue

Friendship Fun Activities
Friendship Craft Gift
Trees for Life
Pathways Choices Seminar
Report Environment Crimes
New Products from Papemelroti

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Friendship Fun Activities

This is a day to celebrate friendship! Why not celebrate your wonderful friends? Here are some ways:
  • Meet at the place where you first met. Bring your earliest photos and reminisce about old times.
  • Dress up in your most formal clothes. Have a photo session.
  • Have a 'halo-halo' party and let your friends bring the ingredients! (Variation: taco, salad, ice cream party)
  • Draw each other. Keep each others' drawings.
  • Cook a meal together. Experiment with the ingredients and invite other friends over to review your concoction.
  • Plan a vacation together. Go to a place you've always wanted to go to. Decide to have a great time!



Friendship Craft Gift

Gifts are more warmly appreciated when it is personally made from the heart! All you need are: fabric pens of different colors and a plain solid-colored t-shirt.

To make the design, think of your friend's interests, favorite animal or food and if you like sketching, you can draw on the shirt. If you'd rather put words, you can put the good traits of your friend all over the shirt.

If you belong to a group of good friends, this would be a great Friendship Day activity and all your shirts can match! Let your creativity be your guide in designing!



Trees for Life 2007

A Joint Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Green Army
The Trees for Life: 20 million Seedlings for Planting project was launched on June 5, 2007, World Environment Day, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by its joint proponents, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Green Army Philippines Foundation.

Its object is to initiate a massive reforestation of denuded watersheds and logged-over areas all over the Philippines by planting 20 million tree seedlings between July and November of this year.

For the Trees for Life project, the Green Army is now issuing a call for 20 million volunteers to plant 20 million trees.

To participate, register at http://www.greenarmynetwork.net/
or send the following text message from your cellphones to 5777
for both Smart and Globe users:

DENR(space)REG(space)firstname(slash)middleinitial(slash)lastname.


Pathways Choices Seminar
Every Monday starting July 23, (til September 10), men and women
from different walks in life will come together to talk about their faith life.
If you would like your life to be blessed beyond your wildest dreams,
we suggest you join them...

Pathways Choices Seminar
7:30 pm Mondays beginning July 23 up to September 10
La Salle Greenhills Shrine of the Divine Child
Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

*You may attend all or any of the Monday sessions.

"I have made countless choices in my life. But to this day, I remain grateful for having attended a seminar like this one many years ago. I offer the same choice to you. I pray to see you on July 23." - Ruel Morales, Program Leader

Free Admission. Should you have any question or clarification on this invitation, you may contact Arnold Candelaria (0917-8958997) or Fritz Supe (0918-9295902).


Report Environment Crimes!
To report environmental crimes, complaints, or make inquiries to the DENR Secretary, text your message to 5777 in the following format:

DENR SEND (your message)

Example: DENR SEND illegal dumpsite operating in barangay Gulod Cabuyao, Laguna.
DENR TextCast allows the general public to report the following to the DENR Secretary for immediate action:

Smoke Belching
Illegal logging/deforestation
Illegal disposal of waste
Poaching
All other environmental crimes



Books for Less Updates
Opening soon in SM Centerpoint this August!
Lots of new books in all our branches!

Catch our latest promo! Free magazines for every P1000 purchase. Good until remaining supplies last. Academic books as low as P50 each!

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph



New Papemelroti Products for Friendship and More!
  • #215-247-2 Asian Countries Scrapbook with silk-screened designs of urban scenes from Asian travels of Papemelroti designer Robert Alejandro. Comes in a variety of sizes and styles. P159 / $4.55
  • #1-1276 Prayer Card and Penholder P98 / $2.80
  • #131-956-10 Cow Occupation Shelf Sitters with Dentist, Doctor (male or female), Teacher and Cook. Gives a warm homey feel to any office! P298 / $8.52 each
  • #201-189 Antique Treasure Boxes available in limited quantities only. Intricately made, ideal as an heirloom. P319 to P899.
  • Shoe Bags with silkscreened designs. Black and white effect. Different designs #213-23 (to 25) in sizes 13" x 9" and 16" x 10.75".
  • #15-28-3 Box of Laughs to give you something to laugh about every day. Great gift for cheering up your friends or a hospital visit. P39.75 / $1.14
  • #131-1224 Clear Glass Crystal Pendant with a creme cord and natural beads. Originally designed by Mindanao artisans. Adjustable cord length for choker effect or long look. One size only. Cord can hang 7" to 12" long, Pendant crystal glass stone is 5/8" in diameter, 10g, Price: P169 / $5 (Also available, Ceramic Swirl variation)
  • #1-1271 Knee-mail Wall Plaque is a reminder for your child to pray every night. P179 / $5.12
  • #1-1209-1 Angel Doctor is a thoughtful gift for any caring physician. Available too: teacher and nurse. P229 / $6.55
  • #1-1269 Bless this Child Cross wall hanging reminds us how blessed we are with our children. Made of durable resin. P129 / $3.69
  • Boys Birthmonth Plaques #1-1274(-1 to -12 for each month) for your little son or nephew! Silver accent hanging adds charm to the wallhanging. A new item produced to match our Girls Birthmonth Plaques. All months are available. P79 / $2.26 each.
  • Wedding and Baby Picture Frame #1-243 our new offering for wedding and baptism party favors. P98 each. Personalize and put your picture inside!
  • More products at the stores!

Friday, June 01, 2007

2007 Father's Day and Independence Day E-newsletter


Dear Friend,


When asked "Who is your hero?", many of us automatically think of our fathers and mothers. Some may recall saints or people of noble stature. Let's pause and think about it shall we? Can you think of who your hero is? Got one?

Okay, now let's think of your favorite quotation. Some words of wisdom (not from the bible) that inspire you and motivate you to have an exemplary life. Got it?

Now getting back to the hero part, did you pick a Filipino hero? How about the quotation - did a Filipino say it?

Congratulations to you if you answered "yes" to both questions! This can only mean that you highly respect Filipinos and believe in their wisdom.

If you picked a hero that is not a Filipino or thought of a quotation from abroad, ask yourself why? It may well be that we need to know more about the people who have built up this nation. Let's be more informed, and more importantly, more appreciative of those who have passed down a heritage of good values and good deeds to us! Check out our feature on past and present Filipino father heroes!

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor



In this issue

Feature on Filipino Heroes
Filipino Quotations to Ponder On
Independence Day Promo
Mallwide Sale Dates
Books for Less Updates
New Products from Papemelroti
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Feature of Filipino Father Heroes

Do you know who this man is?
We walk it, ride cars on it, talk about it almost everyday. But do we know the man behind it? EDSA is the main thoroughfare of Metro Manila but it's name comes from a man of notable deeds. Epifanio Cristobal de los Santos, otherwise known as Don Panyong, was the father of 12 children.

He was a pianist, painter, composer, sculptor, historian, and one of the greatest Filipino scholars. When the revolution of 1898 broke out, he joined others in producing La Libertad and later La Independencia despite the risks involved. He loved his country greatly as he traveled across Europe to find rare filipiniana relics which are now held as our national treasures. He was known to encourage others despite his rare genius. (born April 7,1871- died April 18,1928) - Read more



Do you know what this man did?
The fight to preserve our seas is ongoing. To make a fast buck, fishermen resort to dynamite fishing. They manage to secure a large catch but also indiscriminately kill corals, endangered marine life and juvenile fish. Little do they know that what they do has an impact on the whole community and its future - how it would take more than a century to recover these coral reefs and how big a threat this was to the fishing industry.

With an estimated 70,000 fishermen blasting away at our precious marine life, Elpidio "Jojo" dela Victoria stood in their way. Being a government official, his post as Chief Commissioner of "Cebu Bantay Dagat" (Protect the Seas, Cebu) caused Jojo's assassination last April 12, 2007. As a result of this, around 2,000 people vowed to go on with the fight. Vincent, his son, urged all to continue “with passion” the advocacy of his father, whom he described as an “amazing man, a good father and a good husband.” Read more

More heroes here




Filipino Quotations to Ponder On

"I am asking all of you now to do what I ask every Filipino to do –
Never stop hoping for our country.
Don’t stop caring for our people.
Demand greatness from yourself as a Filipino
Inspire greatness in other Filipinos."
- Tony Meloto who started Gawad Kalinga


"I am... happy to die for God. If I have a thousand lives to offer, I will offer them to God." - St. Lorenzo Ruiz

"It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.
It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice." - Jose Rizal



Independence Day Promo
We're proud to be Filipinos! Starting June 1 until supplies last, get a free Filipiniana badge which will shout out how proud we are of being Filipinos! This applies to any single purchase amounting to P300 or more. Hurry now and get your badge!



Mallwide Sale Dates!
Catch our products at discounted rates on:

June 1-3 : Midnight Madness at Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
1-3 : Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City
9-12: Midnight Madness at Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
22-24: San Lazaro, Manila



Books for Less Updates
Announcing - New arrivals! Lots of new books in all our branches!

Catch our latest promo! Free magazines for every P1000 purchase. Good until supplies last.

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph


New Papemelroti Products for Fathers and More!

  • Father's Day Keychain #201-183 with words "You are more special than words can say... Please travel safely each and every day". Made of clear plastic holders and metal rings. Full color printing with sharp images. Size of case is 2.25" x 1.5", ring diameter is 1", weight is 20g each. P49 / $1.40 each (we have more new Father products at our shops!)
  • Fantastic Philippines #15-27-3 Paper Pack - made of 100% recycled paper. Filled with 47 different trivia cards about the country. These cards will make you proud of the Filipino people! Great for visitors and locals alike. Made of 2.5"x2.5" recycled paper, 75g. Encased in sturdy kraft box. P39.75 / $1.14 each View online
  • Filipiniana Frames for personalizing! Send us your picture, name and message and we will send you pack in time with our Filipiniana themed plaques! Personalized with sepia effect with traditional attire. Pick from the "female", "male" or "couple" template below. Size 12 1/8" x 8 1/8", 1/2" thickness. 300g. View online
  • Rearview Mirror Ornament with Guardian Angel #1-1248 for June birthday celebrants. A useful reminder for all drivers. Hanging with the saying "Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!" and at the back, "Precious pearls for the June birthday are as moonlight to guide their way; so even through life's trials and tears, beauty endures through all the years." Contains a silver accent and pearl. Other months will be made available too! P79 / $2.26
  • Bag Charm #2172 made of metal framing delicate collage art and strung by glass beads. P198 / $5.66 each.
  • Wild Wire Animals! #107-27 (and others) are hand-shaped to form delightful creatures that go well together. Elephants, cats, doves, pigs, alligators, dogs and more! P129 / $3.69 to P139 / $3.98 each.
  • A-wire with Words #107-36 with words "Celebrate Life" and #107-37 "Live Laugh Love" - daily reminders that will do your days good! P98 / $2.80
  • Jewelry Woman Wire Holder #107-40 gives the face of glamour a whole new look! Hang your everyday or special accessories on her and your dresser will have instant sparkle! P249 / $7.12
  • Philippine Map Covered Boxes #131-1190 give you a simply charming and nationalistic way to wrap your gifts! P15 / $0.43
  • More products at the stores! Click to view more items at papemelroti

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

2007 Mothers Day E-newsletter






Dear Friend,

When Mary had baby Jesus, mysterious things started to happen like angels appearing to shepherds. What was Mary's response? She treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19).

A mother's heart is like a treasure chest of cherished memories, sealed with love. It is both strong, willing to sacrifice and take pains to spare her child; and it is also soft with gentleness and care when needed.

What joy and gladness fills our mother's hearts when our hearts are joyful too. What injures us wounds their hearts too. Let us honor our mothers this May 13! They deserve all our love and respect!

"May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!" - Proverbs 23:24-26

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor


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In this issue

The Heart of a Mother
Elections Volunteer Opportunities
Mothers Day Sale!
Books for Less Updates
New Products from Papemelroti


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The Heart of a Mother
Why is a mother's love so special? Here are some quotations to help us reflect and appreciate our moms!
  • "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."- Honore de Balzac
  • "A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking." - Helen Rice
  • "Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart." - Danish Proverb
  • "For if my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart." - Philip Dunne
  • "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." - Henry Ward Beecher
Show your mom much love today and always!


Summer Wonder - The Pawikan Place!
Everywhere, Filipinos' environment consciousness is growing. Whereas before no one had ever heard of the Bohol Tarsier, it is now a common sight on tourism advertisements.

Another place that boasts of a wealth beyond what other countries know, is our very own Turtle Islands. Deep down south and only 30 minutes away from Sandakan, Malaysia is an island where around 10 mother turtles lay their eggs every night. This is one of the few remaining major nesting sights in the whole world.

One must be very silent and almost invisible so that these endangered mama turtles can go ashore. They come in the dead of night, as late as after midnight if they think no one is watching.

It was a wonder to see with my own eyes, a wild Green turtle as big as a round table, giving birth to around 300 eggs! These are one of the oldest living creatures on earth! They are the precious resources our country needs to value and preserve for future generations. The turtles come back only after 25 years.

What we can do to help save the turtles: The lives of these precious creatures hang in a delicate balance. Garbage dumping in oceans still remains unabated. Do everything to save our seas, it's actually their home more than ours! For more information on how to help these glorious animals, click to the One Ocean and WWF sites.



Elections Volunteer Opportunities
Our right to vote is one we should never neglect to exercise! It is our responsibility as good citizens and part and parcel in building up our nation to what we want it to be for ourselves and for our children's future!

VforCE, or 1 Million Volunteers for Clean Elections, is a nationwide movement of volunteer individuals and organizations, committed to providing voter education and volunteer training to protect the integrity of the elections, to fighting fraud and violence, and to working for long-term political and social reform. For more info click here

Bantay Bilang is a parallel vote count effort. Ateneo Loyola Schools has volunteered to head the parallel vote count for Quezon City for the May elections. They will be working with whatever group
COMELEC designates to perform the parallel count.

WHAT THEY NEED: 456 volunteers per day starting May 14 so that they can finish the
count in 6 days (That's 2736 people). Even non-Ateneans can volunteer.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER:

Email pinoybantaybayan@yahoo.com your name, organization, cell phone number
and other contact details, or

Sign-up at the Sanggunian room, or

Sign-up on the Sanggunian promo board along the EDSA walkway

Make a difference this summer, sign up for Bantay Bilang

For any questions, you can email us at pinoybantaybayan@yahoo.com or contact
Karl at 09157882132.


Mother's Day Sale!
Catch our sale at all branches. Get 20% off on all jewelry! Pick from a wide variety of styles and prices. Great gifts for yourself as well! Only up to May 15,2007.


Books for Less Updates
Announcing - New arrivals! Lots of new books in all our branches!

Promos Now Going On: If you buy P500 worth of children's books, you may pick-a-prize! Just add P10 and get a free Books for Less keychain with any P500 book purchase!

Stop by your nearest BFL branch today! It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail info@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at www.booksforless.ph


New Papemelroti Products for Moms and More! view online here and here
  • Mother Standees (for desk) #1-1246 To the Grandest MOM of all P89 / $2.55, Size 4" x 3 5/16" x 1 5/16", 70g and #1-1255 A mother's heart is a wondrous gift... with silver charm and ribbon. P98 / $2.80, Size 4"(with ribbon) x 2 5/16" x 1 1/4", 60g
  • Angel Touch for Mothers #1-1209 Angel is made of durable resin. Real fabric for her clothes. Tag with Mother's Day greeting included. Size 4.5" x 2.25" x 2.75", 120g, P169 / $4.83
  • Mother Glass Coaster #131-1165-12 Coaster - P59 / $1.69, Size 4" x 4" x 1/4", 150g with #95-24 Metal stand - P19.00 / $0.55
  • Holy Family Dome #131-19-1 Decorated with dried floral arrangement under a glass dome. Size 7.25" x 6.75" x 6.75", 750g, P798 / $22.80
  • Jesus and Mama Mary Tile #1-1180 Decoupage painting on gold resin tile for wall hanging. Size 6 1/16" x 4 5/8" x 1/4", 140g P198 / $5.66
  • Lamp for Mother #131-1165-11 The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a Mother. You may personalize this product by writing on the tag beneath the quotation from St. Therese. Size 9" x 3 5/8" x 3 5/8", 150g P259 / $7.40
  • You're the Greatest Figurine #1-1142 An award for your very own ever-loving mom! 3 3/8" x 2 7/16" x 2 7/16", 180g P139 / $4
  • Godmother (#1-1250) and Godfather (#1-1252) Standee An ideal memento for baptismal godparents and even for weddings. Size 3 11/16" x 3 5/16" x 1.25", 80g P89 / $2.55 each.
  • Animal Magnets These fun looking creatures will surely brighten your magnet board with their presence! #243-1 Black cat (facing front) -4 Yellow cat -5 Black cat (facing side) -11 Dog -13 Pig -15 Bunny, Size approx. 1 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 7/8", 10g P59.75 / $1.71 each view
  • Baptism Standee (#1-1259) Give your godchild a precious reminder of his/her Christening day. We can hand-letter for free (only 10 pcs or less). Made of durable resin. P89 / $2.55 each.
  • Large Memo Board #1040-1 Backing made of sturdy and earth-friendly medium density fiberboard, assorted designs are available. Size 17" x 8.25" x 1/2", 430g P398 / $11.38 each.
More products at the stores! Click here to order or inquire



Papemelroti branches are located at: SM City North EDSA 9285828, SM Fairview 9393594, Ali Mall Cubao 9111267, SM Centerpoint 7161580, Glorietta II 8935477, SM Southmall 8064578, Casa Susana Alabang 8093829, SM Megamall 6341270, Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Robinson's Place Manila, SM San Lazaro 7420143, SM Clark Pampanga (045) 4990080, Main branch: 91 Roces Avenue 3751069/ 3742442 / 4120887



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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dream Big


Dear Friend,

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

Even before your highest aspirations come true, you must already step out in confidence and believe that they are just around the corner! Having this attitude of perseverance and expectant faith will get you to the fulfillment of your dreams faster than ever.

Consider the man who wants to have his own business but is stuck in a dead end job. He has 2 options: he can "give up" or he can actively wait for his opportunity by reading magazines about the field he wants to succeed in, search on the internet for tips... all the while 'defining' and 'fine tuning' his dream so that when the opportunity comes, he is prepared to step up to the challenge!

What option would you take? Would you like to "live the life you have imagined"? Make a commitment to yourself today to dream big and keep believing in yourself, in the beauty of your dreams and most specially in the God who put that dream in your heart!

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor

In this issue

Are You Dreaming Big Enough?
Some Summer Suggestions
Revive Your Soul this Lenten Season
Reseller's Corner
New Products from Papemelroti
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Are You Dreaming Big Enough?
Here's an excerpt from Alan Cohen's article online. You might want to try it!

On a piece of paper, write the heading, "Know I Can." Under the heading, write down three goals you are confident you can accomplish, and probably will, within a matter of time. Below that section write, "Maybe I Can." Then number 4 through 6, and write down three projects you would like to do, but wonder if you really can. These are the dreams that stretch you beyond your current boundaries, but seem within the realm of possibility. Finally, write the heading, "Outrageous," and for numbers 7 through 9, record the three most outlandish visions you can think of, the dreams that thrill you to consider, but you don't see how they could possibly happen.

The second part of the exercise requires that you read your list daily, spending about twenty seconds visualizing each goal (sixty seconds if you are inspired). Hold each image clearly in mind, and get the feeling that your objective has already been realized.
The exercise becomes even more fun as you check off each goal when it is accomplished. Your visioning will be met with miracles ... through avenues you could never have predicted.

...you will be taking your first step toward thinking for yourself as God thinks for you.
(Papemelroti recommends you to read the full article)

Revive Your Soul this Lenten Season
Lenten events and activities we highly recommend! You don't want to miss these!
  • Pathways Day of Renewal - A few days from now will be Holy Week, a time to find rest, not just for our bodies, but more importantly, for our souls. In the midst of a fast-paced life, of stressful deadlines and late night meetings; of taxing client calls and nerve-wracking negotiations; of bills to pay and diapers to change; it is not only good, but really essential, that we take some time to slow down, step back and take stock of that which matters most in life --- our relationship with God. Come on March 25, Sunday, 8 AM to 12 noon, Layforce Chapel, Guadalupe - click here for map (includes Sunday mass). For more info, contact Rene 09189471120.
  • Ateneo Holy Week Triduum Retreat
    Spend time to pray and reflect, guided by Retreat Directors Fr. Raymund Benedict Q. Hizon, SJ, Fr. Johnny C. Go, SJ. and Fr. Jose T. Villarin, SJ. Dates: April 5 - 7, 8 AM -12 noon at Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex (SEC) Building, Ateneo Loyola Heights campus. Recollection fee: P1,000.00 per person (covers all 3 sessions). For more info click here

    For reservations and inquiries, kindly contact the Office of University Development & Alumni Relations, Florie/Mercy at Tel No. : (63-2) 426-6081 & 82, alumni@admu.edu.ph
  • Lenten Radio Retreat
    Franciscan Radio and the U.S. Catholic bishops encourage you to put aside today’s cares and worries, and take a “Radio Retreat”—online. Using either the Windows Media Player, Real Player or any MP3 player, including Apple’s iPod, take this opportunity to focus clearly on what God is saying to you this Lent. Each week a group of bishops leads you, in English or in Spanish, through the Lenten Gospels. Click here


Some Summer Suggestions
For the Naturalist in You
This can be a family project. Collect photographs of either different kinds of trees, herbs or flowers in your neighborhood (just be sure you don't tresspass, okay?). Find out their local names as well as scientific names. Jot down the smell, feel of each plant. Go a bit further and research on the medicinal properties of these plants. If you don't have a good camera, you can sketch them. After all the data gathering, you can make a website to share the information or better yet, record it as a family memorabilia scrapbook. You can also suggest it to a local publishing company if it's good enough! If it doesn't get published, you still would have reaped the benefits of breathing in the oxygen outdoors, bonding with the family and getting the exercise!

Join a contest!
  • Poetry writing contest - Maningning Miclat Awards open to all 28 & below, Deadline: April 2 Read more
  • Letter writing contest - If you're 15 or younger and have a heart for the environment, this may be your ticket to Switzerland. Deadline: March 31. Read more
  • One week trip to the French Alps - Outdoorsy are you? Just key in your contact info and you're in! Read more
  • ABS CBN Digital Movie contest - Open to Filipinos all over the world! Deadline March 28. Read more
Be an Environment Advocate
Start bike training for the 9th Tour of the Fireflies 2007 Tour! Everyone who can ride a bike can join the thousands of clean air advocates on April 15, 2007 starting at Tiendesitas, Pasig City. This annual event tries to bring back the fireflies by advocating pedal power rather than pollution-spewing vehicles. Read more

Reseller's Corner
Do you know your Reseller ID Number?
Yes if you have been our online reseller (since 2000), you have an ID number so when you place your newest order, you will automatically get the discounts for your wholesale purchase again! E-mail papemelroti@gmail.com to verify your reseller ID!

Advertise your Distribution Outlet!
All resellers can now send their contact details for our customers to see on our website's distributor page. Click here to see our Distributor Page

Be a reseller of Papemelroti items! You don't have to have a shop or stall to join! Students and housewives can sell our products to friends and relatives and earn extra in the process! See our wholesale program for which option is best for you! Click here

New Papemelroti Products for Grads and More!
  • #990 Graduate of the Year Award Decoupage Plaque - available to personalize - just give us the picture and details of your graduate or if you don't have time, you can personalize this product on your own. Diamond at the center has wordings that you can replace with the picture of your graduate. Has inspirational sayings appropriate for any grad's dreams! P349 / $10 only (add P100 / $2.86 to have picture included) Click here to order online
  • #9010-184 Graduation Greeting Card with words "only as high as i reach can i grow, only as far as i seek can i go, only as deep as i look can i see, only as much as i dream can i be Inside: congratulations! God bless you as you reach for your dreams!" P14.75 / $0.42 each.
  • #201-183 School keychains in clear casing, great giveaway for your classmates and teachers! Readily available designs include UP, La Salle, Ateneo, UST, PLM, and many more! You can have us make your school too! Less 20% discount for an order of 50 pcs or more! Only P49 / $1.40 each
  • #9066-2 Graduate Button Pins in our 2007 design! P30 / $0.86
  • Floral meadow Giftwrapper is our newest wrapper! It is reminiscent of a field afresh with vibrant blooms and can be seen in our new arrival scrapbooks and boxes! Watch out for more matching items. Gift wrap is P9.75 / $0.28 each. See online
  • Leaf Imprint Scrapbooks in different colors and sizes now available!
  • #1-208 Birthstone Angel Touch with dress holds a poem about your birthmonth! Beads and silver heart metal accents adorn this angel. P119 / $3.40
  • #857-29 Guardian Angel Wall Hanging will help bring a blessing to your home by reminding you to pray its prayer of protection. P239 / $6.83
  • Tiled Wooden Letterholder is a classic gift for men or women or families. It's simple design can accent any kind of home, from country to traditional filipino or mediterranean! P159 / $4.55
  • More products at the stores!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

2007 Valentine's E-newsletter


Dear Friend,

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

How can one tell when love is great? Surely Mother Teresa should know all about that. She loves until it hurts reaching out to the poorest of the poor and making them feel special and loved. How many of us can do that? We oftentimes love only those that are truly lovable, those that have the ability to love us back.
We can only tell if our love is great when the going gets tough and when we need to make a sacrifice for our loved one. We can only tell if our love is true when it gets inconvenient for us but we still decide to love with our whole hearts, not grudgingly or dragging our feet but with a tender smile on our face!

Only when the "in love" feelings cease can the "true love" feelings surface as the fruit of a decision to love as God loves - unconditionally!

In celebrating love, let's strive for a life filled with "great love"!

Christina
E-Newsletter Editor

In this issue

Celebrating the Loves of our Lives Papemelroti Raffle is extended! Easy Homemade Gifts for Hearts Day! Good Events and Ideas New Products from Papemelroti

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Celebrating the Loves of our Lives
  • Loving God - when a negative thought comes, shoo it away with a prayer of thanksgiving (it will take a load off the Lord's "Complaints" inbox! (Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life …" --Philippians 2:14-16)Loving our Country - be informed about the potential candidates for the coming elections and vote only for those who have the country's best interests in mind.
  • Loving our Spouses - Valentines comes only once a year! Everyone loves surprises! Plan yours to perfection! It can be an unexpected love letter tucked into lunch box, a bouquet of flowers delivered to their office, a new dress hanging in the closet, a practiced song number with the band where you have your dinner date! The more personalized your idea is, the more touched your spouse will be!
  • Loving our Family - Come valentines day, sneak a gift under everyone's bedroom door (or hang on their doorknob) - it can be a handmade card, some sweets just expressing how much you love them.
  • Loving our Kids - Time is the best gift to give to your children. Spend some quality time with them, playing a game, making a craft, baking a cake, or doing some challenging task you will all enjoy.
  • Loving the Unloved - Just look all around you, there is always someone in need. Think of a person who you regularly see in your neighborhood who is always down in the dumps. Give them something to make them smile! Warning: this deed may cause intense joy! (This deed, selflessly done, is just so great it also takes care of Loving yourself)

Papemelroti Raffle is extended!
Send in your entries! Raffle is extended! Just drop by Papemelroti outlets and get the last remaining free Hope journals and fill up the survey sheets. Send them back to us and we'll include them in our contest. You may also click on our site www.papemelroti.com and fill up the answers there. We will inform the winners via e-mail and through this e-newsletter!


Easy Homemade Gift for Hearts Day!
Fresh flowers can be financially draining. Try our paper flower-making technique and see how you can make dainty decor for your dinner date, a spiritual bouquet, accents to your giftwrapping and food gift.

1. Get pink, red and white japanese paper. Cut strips of 2" x 24" - Cut curvy shapes on one side (see fig. below) to make the petals. Each strip will make one flower. A trick is to fold the strip several times over so you can cut them all together in one snip.

2. Next, roll the strip of paper until you have a loosely rolled cigarette-like shape 2" high.

3. Bunch the straight side so the curved side opens up forming a petal-like opening.

4. Secure the paper where you bunched it with string or tape. This is your first flower!

Make a whole bunch in different colors and use to decorate your gift, dining table, etc. You can attach it to wire wrapped in green japanese or crepe paper and cut leaf shapes for a romantic flower arrangement too!


Good Events and Ideas
  • Fight Global Warming from Your Desktop! Hello everyone, we found this really interesting site that allows you to reduce your PC power consumption with a simple download. I have allready joined the growing community. Please visit it at http://www.localcooling.com/ref/?type=tell&id=23959 and fight global warming from your desktop.
  • EcoRescue Foundation - EcoRescue Foundation is a non-profit volunteer organization focused on environmental conservation programs and activities. One of our main thrusts is to "Conserve the Conservator" where we support park rangers, bantay dagat and other volunteers working to protect our environment. Learn more about this foundation at www.ecorescue.org
  • Just Watch, Don't Catch Bird Festival - Feb. 12, Monday, Paranaque, starting 9 AM - sponsored by UNICEF - keep posted at www.birdwatch.ph for latest updates and event details
  • Parable Nights -Learn all about the wonders of scripture study and unlock a "treasure chest" of wisdom every Thursday at Shaw Blvd location. E-mail Cora tutormom@yahoo.com to inquire.


New Papemelroti Products
  • #201-185 Message in a Bottle, straight to the heart! An unconventional way to express your affection rather than the traditional love letter - encase your thoughts inside a bottle! Beaded cork with silver metal accent all tied with silver chain makes up for an exciting and mysterious message! Re-usable as a cologne or tasty concoction container and as a decorative item. Also available with other labels. Only P149 / $4.26 each
  • Valentine Heart Boxes with our 2007 heart design. Inspirational bible verse from Proverbs will be a daily reminder for your loved one. An ideal container for sweets, love notes, a dainty hanky or other small items. Only 159 / $4.55 each.
  • #131-1179 Wooden Plate with Heart Design serves as a lovely decorative piece or can hold candies and clear marbles. P199 / $5.69
  • Full Color Valentine Plaques for your sweetheart's desk! P85 / $2.43
  • #240-7 Picture frame made of wood brightly decorated with full color decoupage designs. Only P89 / $2.55 each.
  • Tiny Love is to Share bear #1-390 Adorable bear is perched upon a tiny heart block. Only P15 / $0.45
  • Metallic Frames #242-34 - great wedding or debut party token! Available in a variety of designs. Only P59 / $1.70
  • Charmed Plaques - hold wisdom by a beribboned charm. With a dozen designs to choose from! Among these are: #1-1174 Love Always Protects (P112 / $3.20), #1-1176 God is watching (P89 / $2.55), #1-1206 The Good Gardener's Prayer (P119 / $3.40) and many more!
  • Quote Collection Gift Wrapper - P9.75 / $0.28
  • #148-477 and -478 Quote Collection Pads with matching holder tied with jute string - 1 5/8" x 2.75" x 3.5" - P98 / $2.80 each
  • New boxes with the Quote Collection wrapper cover!
  • #9008-242 Didache Daily Bible Reflection for Catholics (features Jan - Mar readings) in English and Tagalog. P125 / $3.58
  • New designs! Half Pads with Official characters
  • More products at the stores!

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