Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Dec: New Products!

  • Rollup Eco-friendly Bag #213 in lightweight material ideal for shopping. Available in 2 designs. P79 / $2.26
  • Wooden Tea Boxes #1038-7 are perfect for storing your tea bags. Eco-friendly too because they're made of recycled pinewood! P360 / $10.30
  • New Notebook Designs #7200 are now available! All are made of 100% unbleached recycled paper in fun designs! P28 / $0.56 each. view these items
  • New Half Pad Designs #8800 Featuring unique, thought-provoking designs that you can give to both men and women. P15 / $0.43 view these items
  • New Poster Designs #141 with designs like "Take a Techie Humor Break", "2010 Calendar" with a vintage border design and "Realize that true happiness lies within you" in simple one-color ink printing. P14.75 / $0.43 view these items
  • More products at our shops! Click here to order or inquire.

2009 Dec. Papemelroti Updates

  1. Mismo board game is on promo during this season! It's 10% off (from Nov. to Dec 31, 2009) - P1777.50 or $51 only!
  2. Papemelroti Online has been servicing online shopping for 9 years now! Isn't online shopping great? Here's why: All the product details at your fingertips, save on gas, no need to dress up, no waiting in line, have it delivered to your doorstep! Order to have it wrapped already! All these and more are available at!

A Time to Give

Here's an opportunity to be blessed!

For 7 years, Ronald (not his real name) has been incarcerated at the Quezon City jail because he happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. During a party he attended, a fight ensued and someone was killed. Ronald got jailed because he was there.

With full trust in God, Ronald awaits freedom from behind overcrowded walls of the prison. He does not have a room or even a bed to call his own. With no locker or shelf for their things, each inmate places whatever belongings he has in a covered bucket or old paint pail.

The Papemelroti management in coordination with members from Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community want to help Ronald and his fellow inmates.

On December 17, at a sponsored mass, they plan to give out 250 gifts and merienda for the prisoners. They will give out pails so that they have a place to put their things. These big paint pails are the inmate's "lockers" because there are no cabinets for a majority of the inmates.

Here's where we need your help! We want to put soap, shampoo, toothpaste, face towel, canned goods, shirt, towels, etc. inside. Your donation, no matter how small is appreciated! Pls bring to any papemelroti branch (no money pls) and label for prison ministry.

For cash donations we can send you a G-cash or BPI account or even try to pick it up.

Let us outdo each other in doing good that the least may be blessed ..and God glorified in our works!

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:38)

For more on the prison ministry, visit:

Christmas is the Joy of Giving

God's eternal gift, His being Emmanuel or "God with us" and His saving love enables us to have generous hearts during this season and always!

  1. Give God your most precious resource: time. Do "The Annunciations of Advent", an online Advent Recollection by Fr. Johnny Go, S.J. Visit and experience God giving to you!
  2. "He who is generous will be blessed" (Prov 22:9). With the recent typhoon devastation, many have been finding truly heart-filled ways to spend their Christmas season. Instead of giving expensive gifts to their loved ones, they've opted to give simple tokens. They will then give what they will save to help the recent flood victims.
  3. This is the time to remember those whose families are far away and feel a bit lonely. The lady whose husband is an OFW? The parish priest or your church's pastor? A friend in need? Make this Christmas special in this way.
  4. Want to give a truly meaningful gift this Christmas? Give a gift you made yourself! Here are some ideas:
a. Memorabilia Box: To make this you can buy a cardboard box or recycle an old gift box and wrap with cloth and paper. Paste old family photos (with the backgrounds cut out) on the cover to personalize! Inside the box, put a heartwarming letters or notes of thanks from family and friends!
b. Homemade Scents: All you need is some small empty bottles, vodka and essential oils (click here to purchase at Papemelroti). You can choose from a variety of essential oils (only a few drops needed). Pour the vodka into a small empty bottle. Add 1-2 drops of essential oil. Shake well. Let sit for 1 week and your perfume is done! Add a nice label!
c. Safety Bracelet! Tiny beads and safety pins are all you need for this project. String the beads onto the safety pins and when all done, connect together to make fancy bracelet designs! You can use different beads and colors for this project! You can also try this as a necklace! Mix with other materials for a unique look!

Let's Make a Star

Stars are symbols of light that guide our way through the darkest of nights. They announced the coming of our Saviour 2,000 years ago.

Let's make some stars and hang them on our tree to remember all that stars mean to us. Click here to see our paper-making star instructions

For a variation, spray on some silver paint or glitter on these to make them shine!

You can also put family pictures cut to a circle shape and paste in the center of the stars!

These can also be living room centerpieces!

Every Good and Perfect Gift

Every person is like a gift.

Some gifts have nice intricate wrappings and some make loud noises when shaken (giving a clue as to what's within). Some gifts are mysterious and you can't wait to discover more.

Some gifts are unappreciated and some have too much packaging and are difficult to open. Some gifts have been the kind that people have been waiting to receive.

If you were a gift, what would be your wrapping? Once people get to know you, what would they find? Would the gift of your life have fulfilled its purpose? These are just a few things to ponder on as the year ends and another begins.

This Christmas, we at Papemelroti, wish you every good gift and a blessed new year!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above." (James 1:17)

e-Newsletter Editor

Friday, November 06, 2009

Look what's new!

  • 2010 Planners Now Available #9040 in a dozen original Papemelroti designs. They are handy and lightweight perfect for every day. Size 4" x 5.75" P19.75 / $0.56 View
  • New Paper Product Designs are now available! New Full Colored Notebooks, Stationery and Greeting Cards are now out! Click here to see them!
  • Kitchen Originals #850-30 to 35 See our square plaques with our original Papemelroti designs of fruits that will put a homey feel to your kitchen! P229 / $6.55 View
  • Two new Gift Wrapper designs! See the Kaleidoscope that can be used for Christmas and the Dream wrapper! Both cool must-have new designs! Watch out for these on our boxes and matching scrapbooks! View here
  • More products at our shops! Click here to order or inquire.

SM Fairview branch gets a new look!

We want you to have the finest shopping experience we can give so we gave our branch a makeover. Bright and upbeat but with the same reasonable prices and unique products. It's so shabby chic!

We hope you like it and drop by soon!

It opened on Oct. 20, 2009.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Check and Elect

Are you ready to vote for the next President?

Check if you're on the Voter's Online List here!

You may also check your precinct number there! As early as now, let's pray for fair and honest elections next year. May we vote for the best officials to move our country forward.

Tell us what fills your heart with Gratitude!

And get to win a charming prize! It's easy just click here for more information!

Congratulations to the Winner of our Scrap Pack Contest!

Ella BaƱez, our blessed winner from Cavite, said..."Thank you very much and more POWER to Papemelroti! "


How to preserve your books and journals through floods and other disasters as featured on "Unang Hirit" morning show last Oct. 6, 2009 by Patricia Paterno (papemelroti owner and artist).

For very special albums and vintage books, put wax paper in between the glossy pages to prevent them sticking together. Click here for more info

Thank You

Thank you very much for the donations you've sent to those affected by the recent typhoon storms. The outpouring of generosity has been overwhelming!

We are still accepting your donations at all of our branches.

The Greatness of Gratitude

Smiling and saying thanks does a lot more than you think.

  • Makes you look a lot better. Erase those frown lines and replace them with laugh lines. It will give your face a more relaxed and pleasant look. This will draw people to spend time with you.
  • Scientifically proven! Dr. Robert Emmons, a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, conducted a study on being grateful. Respondents who were tasked to be more grateful during a period of 3 weeks reported better sleep and exercise patterns. They were more optimistic about the coming week and fewer reported physical symptoms, such as pain. Moreover, his team observed an increase in reported connectedness to other people and in the likelihood of helping another person deal with a personal problem.
  • Stress relief. The dog ate your homework? Instead of taking it out on the dog, think of 4 or 5 things you are thankful for. You'll notice an instant change of perspective and feel emotionally better.
  • Helps other become better people too! Gratitude when expressed unleashes a cycle of kindness and caring in others too. People just have to reciprocate when you are kind to them! So go ahead say "thank you"!
  • If you're still not convinced, think of this. Holding a grudge or negative emotion releases toxic chemicals inside your system which when felt repeatedly leads to chronic illness.

How Grateful Am I?

Take this quiz and find out? Click here

How did you fare? If you want to increase your score, practice the attitude of gratitude every day by being conscious of your blessings. Write them down in a journal at the end of each day.
Make a habit of sharing the things you're thankful for with your best friend or spouse.

A nice tradition every Sunday before dinner is to say a simple thanksgiving prayer for something that happened the past week. Be sure to let the kids join!

If you consistently do this for 2-3 weeks, you would have developed this into a habit. Keep at it, it will do wonders!


Dear Friend,

I'm sure you'll agree that every day can be a day to celebrate and to give thanks. It's always time well spent when we look back and remember both the easy times and the times when we've had to overcome our fiercest obstacles.

The American pilgrims back in the 1600s had a painstaking journey on a vessel where many lost their lives. Arriving at Plymouth Rock, they faced an extreme winter cold that took it's toll on many more lives. Fortunately, a native Indian taught them how to grow their own food and this saved the people from starvation.

That summer, a severe drought came so the people turned to fasting and prayer, bringing down rain showers at the end of the day. If those people were not grateful, we would not have known their stories which were passed down from generation to generation.

Do we have a story to tell and to celebrate during this season?

One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.-G. E. Lessing

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Join our Scrap Pack Contest

Calling all Scrapbooking lovers! We've got a pack for you with an assortment of goodies for your latest scrapbook project. Even if you're not an enthusiast, it's time to learn so you can preserve your precious memories in a unique way. Click here to get the chance to win

The prize includes 3 pcs Craft Cuts with different themes for decorating the pages, 1 pc Scrapbook with Travel cover design and our latest release 1 pc 2010 Wall Calendar with the Good Ideas theme.
Everything is made of 100% unbleached recycled paper.

New Papemelroti Products!

  • 2010 Wall Calendars Now Available #7004-24 and -25 Live Life to the Full Calendar with inspirational quotes to get you going and #7004-26 and -27 The 2010 Good Ideas Calendar with a lot of practical tips for the themes for each month of the year. Size 10" x 12", 300g. Full Color: P49 / $1.40, Blank Ink Print: P39.75 / $1.14 View

  • Pencil Pads come in new designs! They're so handy with all original Papemelroti designs. These are ideal giveaways for Christmas! #215-350-1 Very Important Person, -2 Floral (blank), -3 Jeepney, -4 All Things are Possible, -5 We may not have it, -6 You are God's materpiece. Made of recycled paper. P24 / $0.69.
  • Papemelroti Paperdoll comes ready to cut with clothes, shoes and things. Includes 2 sheets and a pair of scissors. P49 / $1.40
  • Square Letters with holes for stringing as a bracelet or to add onto to scrapbook covers and decor. Made of durable resin. P8 / $0.23 each. Twine costs P2 / $0.06 per yard.
  • More products at our shops! Click here to order or inquire.

Our Thanks to Teachers!

If you can read this, chances are, you've been taught by a teacher.

Teachers have a lot on their plate. They make their lesson plans for the whole year, keep records on each student, correct test papers, keep updated in their subjects and most of all conduct voice-vanishing informative lectures! Teachers have to be creative and patient for the most inquisitive minds and they have to make learning fun!

William A. Ward said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." Let's honor a teacher this month! Happy Teacher's Day on October 5th!

Here are some ways to appreciate (and maybe encourage) the teachers you meet and know:
  1. Give an apple. Long ago during the American pioneers, there were no gift shops or malls where people could buy gifts so they gave apples to their teachers. It's also a way of wishing someone good health due to the age-old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".
  2. Write a letter or note of thanks detailing how he or she has helped you or your child. It will surely inspire them to be even better teachers! Send a copy of the letter to the school administrator. Post your favorite teacher's accomplishments on websites and blogs to honor him or her.
  3. Help a teacher by decorating their homeroom or by brightening up or cleaning up their office!
  4. Plan a surprise party for your teachers! Have them relax and destress after a hard day at work! Instead of them organizing what the children will do, pack their afternoon with fun games and activities!
  5. Honor these extraordinary and exemplary teachers! Using colored seeds, Mr. Benjamin Martinez made mosaic paintings and taught this skill to help many indigent students. Mrs. Lourdes Matan of Calbayog City, despite their school's lacking resources, made her own learning materials that were later adapted by the other schools in their city. Mrs. Gemma Cortez launched an environment program that made their barangay one of the cleanest in Cavite. They are only some of this year's Outstanding Teachers Awardees, a search conducted by Metrobank foundation. Click here to read more

The "Bayanihan" Spirit of the Filipinos

Our country is on the road to repair as the floodwaters have just gone down, after being unexpectedly ravaged by typhoon Ondoy.
In these moments, we hear so many stories of courage and heroism. Truly the Filipino "bayanihan" spirit has not been watered down as Rescue Drop-off centers burst with volunteers and donations amounting to millions.
Thank you very much for all the donations that have been given via our branches throughout Metro Manila. These will be given to GMA Foundation, Montalban areas (through He Cares foundation), and other Metro Manila areas (through Tahanan ng Panginoon) At present, donations for relief goods (no cash or perishables) are still accepted.

  • You can still help - We are still urging everyone to join forces in doing what we can, where we are with what we have for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Donations for relief goods (no cash or perishables) are still accepted at all our branches. Click here for other donation centers If you're abroad, you can donate here

  • PAWS opened its doors for homeless cats and dogs that were affected by typhoon Ondoy. They need donations of petfood or shelters with roof. Click here

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2009

    Win a Book or Notebook!

    Congratulations to the Winner of our Shiny Shinies Contest!
    from New Jersey, USA!

    Thank you to all those joined this contest. All the links will let others know about Papemelroti and our fun contests!
    Fairywinkle, our fortunate winner said
    "I love Papemelroti! It's an early birthday gift for me that will surely become one of my favorite jewelry pieces! Thank you soooo much! ♥ "

    She won: a one of a kind piece! The rectangular accent has a fish and flower collage design depicting a play of land and sea.

    Added are heart, emerald, wreathe and fish beads all strung on a faux silver chain.

    This is an interesting mix of materials that you can match with practically any outfit! Designed specially for this contest by Papemelroti Artist Meldy!
    See the past entries here

    Click here to join our newest contest!

    2009 September Papemelroti Updates

    - Educational tours are now being conducted at Papemelroti via the Teatro Lakbay, an educational tour company. The story of Papemelroti is dramatized to students in a fun way! For interested schools, call their office at 932-7818 to 19 and look for Clint Pijuan (0917-302-1669) or click here.

    - Our SM Fairview branch in under renovation to serve you better! Starting Sept. 1, 2009.

    - The Sweet Life TV show guests Robert Alejandro, one of our Graphic Designers while doing a demo at Trinoma Mall.

    - Papemelroti's Patricia Paterno is giving a talk on Integrating Christian Values in the Marketplace with various speakers on Sept. 17 at Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City. The theme of the conference is LINKS: Responding to the Challenges of Today.
    Reseller's Corner:

    New Products from Papemelroti

    • #21-144 Weekdays Magnet Board with Sunday o Monday button magnets for every day of the week! Remind yourself of deadlines, events or birthdays by jotting down notes for each day! Whitewashed board matches any room. Convenient and practical! Size 10" x 12", 300g. P369 / $10.55. View
    • #280 Blank Frames for Projects and Scrapbooks are made of paper but look like wood! #280-11 (Size 7.5" x 6", 30g) - P16 / $0.46, #280-9 (Size 4 7/8" x 3 7/16", 20g - P10 / $0.29, #280-10 (Size 2.125" x 2 7/8", 10g) - P7 / $0.20 each.
    • #131-2293 Native Floral Arrangements in 3 complementary designs. Tall and modern in style. P129 / $3.69
    • #1067-1 God Bless Our Home Wall Clock in a larger size. Size 15" x 7.5", 280g. P698 / $19.95.
    • #274-27 Jute Boxes are handmade from natural materials. These are perfect for storage of small keepsakes. Size 2" x 4.25" x 4.25", 110g. P95 / $2.72. Also available are Basketweave Boxes #274-34 Size 4.75" x 7 5/8" x 4 5/8", 270g - P129 / 3.69. #274-33 Size 5.25" x 5.25" x 5.125", 230g - P95 / $2.75. #274-45 Size 3.75" x 4 3/8" x 4 3/8", 40g - P69 / $1.98 each.
    • #274-41 Banig Basketweave Scrapnotelets are handy and useful gifts. Size 4 5/8" x 4 5/8" x 3/4", 110g P49 / $1.40 each. Also available are Jute Scrapnotelets in 2 sizes: #274-39 Size 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" x 3/4", 70g - P32 / $0.92. #274-40 Size 4.5" x 3 7/8" x 5/8", 85g - P49 / $1.40.
    • #245-7 Dragonfly Hook made of metal, handpainted in black. P49 / $1.40.
    • More products at the stores! Click here to order or inquire.

    2009 Grandparents' e-Newsletter

    Dear Friend,

    Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. - Alex Haley

    Life moves too fast sometimes. Before you know it, the year has passed and you hardly spent time with your grandparents!
    One special grandmother was treated not so long ago with a "miniature party". She liked collecting miniatures and had a whole cabinet of them.

    To surprise her, the family opened up her dollhouse and decorated the rooms with balloons, a cake and even miniature greeting cards all over!
    Then they blindfolded her and led her to the cabinet to see the little party going on!

    This was such a meaningful and unique way of celebrating who she was to them... I should know, she's my mother!

    This year, what would surprise the grandparent in your life?

    Happy Grandparent's Day on September 13th!

    Grandparent Treats!

    Here are some fun ideas to make your Lolo or Lola feel loved!

    1. The best gift you can give them is quality time. Whether it is shopping with Lola or chess with Lolo it will surely make their heart glad! To make the day more special, cook their favorite dish!
    2. A scrapbook with their favorite memories would be a wonderful gift. Gather letters and e-mails from family and friends (a page per person) and decorate it with their pictures, magazine cutouts or drawings. Have them write their fondest memories with your grandparent. Poems, prayers, wishes, stories, inspirational sayings and jokes are also nice entries. Start this early and give a deadline to everyone so it can be finished by Grandparent's Day! From the little children, have them draw their grandparent instead. Click here for some hints
    3. Record a lot of greetings for your grandparents (even from total strangers)! Record it on a CD for them to hear over and over again!
    4. Make a Keepsake Prayer Box where you collect prayers from everyone and present it to your grandparents! Click here Give Lolo and Lolo their own website! Easy to use interfaces are on Multiply, Blogspot or Facebook. They will be able to connect with other seniors and share their wisdom with the world. They can also log on to for lots of ideas on grandparenting!Make a story of your grandfolks life! Dramatize it using a video camera and upload it on YouTube! You can also cartoonize it using a free service online.
    5. "Fancify" a portrait of your Lolo or Lola? Make an old photograph of theirs into retro style and frame it! Use this neat site You can also ask an art student to do it for you for a minimal charge. You can also use some black paper and cut out a silhouette. Instructions here

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    2009 Affirmations e-Newsletter

    Dear Friend,

    You are God's Masterpiece!

    When you look into the mirror each day, do you see a work of art or do you get frustrated at the increasing strands of white hair peeping out?

    Everywhere we are surrounded by impossible standards of beauty and perfection that we naturally try to recreate it in our mortal beings.

    Why not try a new approach?  See yourself as a uniquely fashioned masterpiece and identify your special features.  Affirm and remind yourself that you were created for a purpose that only you can fulfill in this world!  How marvelous can that be?

    "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do." ~Ephesians 2:10

    e-Newsletter Editor

    In this issue

    Papemelroti Updates
    Time to Do Some Good
    Taking Good Care of You
    Waste Trade Markets
    Good Events to Join
    Win a Shiny Shinies Necklace
    Congratulations to the Winner!
    Books for Less Updates
    Reseller's Corner
    New Papemelroti Products

    What exactly are affirmations? 

    These are positive thoughts that we pull out when we are feeling down and discouraged.  These are words of inspiration and hope that we use to battle negative self-talk that sometimes comes into our mind depending on the situation we are confronting.

    For example, when challenged, one might say "I'll never make it!"
    An affirmation for this could be "I can do all things"(Phil 4:13)

    A good idea would be to collect affirmations that you find helpful and post it on your mirror or refrigerator.  If you read it often enough, it will transform your mind and empower you to be the best you can be!

    Time to Affirm Others

    We at Papemelroti have been able to witness hopes growing and lives changing through the Quezon City Jail Ministry...

    Many of those incarcerated are still waiting for their day in court and have not even been handed a guilty sentence!

    Would you like to help?  If you can donate clothes for men it will help them feel the random kindness of strangers.  They need decent shirts they can use to go to their court hearings.

    All donations are accepted at all Papemelroti outlets.  Please label: Prison Ministry c/o Meldy.  Thank you! 

    ...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' - Matthew 25:40

    Taking Good Care of Yourself

    • In today's busy world, it's easy to just get caught up in your regular routine, unaware of ordinary things we do that can cause harm to our well-being.  Take the time to take good care of you!
    • Personal Time is important.  Take at least half an hour to be alone in a restful atmosphere and recharge.  Do some thanksgiving prayers and do some journaling.
    • Overtime at the office?  Store some whole-wheat bread, fruits and nuts to keep your body energized.  Forget the junkfood and softdrinks as they usually contain too much salt or sugar.  Of course drink lots and lots of water! 
    • Talcum powder has been a common household item for years but did you know that some studies link inhaling talc to serious illness?  Be sure to check that it doesn't contain asbestos.  A healthier alternative is cornstarch-based powders or use mineral makeup instead.
    • What if you overindulged on unhealthy food?  Counter it by drinking some green tea!  The benefits are from head to foot!
    • Can't quit smoking?  Try the classic and mint flavored alternative herb "cigarettes" sold at health stalls like Carica.  We hope it helps you quit this destructive habit and live a healthier happier lifestyle. 
    • As much as possible, choose local organic products rather than products packed with chemicals.  Your body works overtime to protect itself when it is periodically loaded with substances like Sodium Laureth Sulfate.  Good local brands to try are Milea and Human Nature which is affiliated to Gawad Kalinga (gives livelihood to underprivileged Filipinos).
    Good Events to Join!
    • July 10 (Friday) - Come appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of our Philippine Birds at the first ever exhibit of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippiners at the National Museum starting 6 PM.  The exhibit runs for a whole month.  To help further the cause for environment conservation click to
    • July 11 (2nd Saturday) - Waste Trade Market!  Lose your trash, earn some money and even save the Earth!  At Bonifacio High Street (vacant lot in front of R.O.X. Building)
    • July 17 (3rd Friday) - Waste Trade Market!  Alabang Town Center (parking lot infront of St. Jerome's Parish)
    • July 20 (Monday) - This July, we want to present to you a choice. It's a pretty small choice to decide to invest some time listening to stories of good choices that various people have made. We want to warn you though that this small choice can result to something big and wonderful.  Come join us at Pathways: a series of talks and discussion groups on issues pertaining to our spiritual growth and formation.  It's at 7:30 PM at Arnold Janssen Hall, Christ the King, E. Rodriguez Ave., QC.  For inquiries, contact Gerric Gomez (09178552305), Mike Lagazon ( 09209134482), Ronald Misa (09189198684).
    • July 24 (4th Friday) - Waste Trade Market! Trinoma (open car park)
    • August 28-30 (Fri-Sun) - Life Directions 78: a 3-day live-in, interactive retreat for young professionals facilitated by Fr. Ted Gonzales, SJ.  For inquiries, e-mail or contact 0917-8808288.

    Frances Michelle Pascual of Paranaque who won our Summer Set online contest!  She was picked randomly among 75 other contestants!

    To all of you who joined, we hope you had fun!  We thank you and invite you to join again!Win a Shiny Shinies Necklace! 

    From anywhere in the world, you can win our one-of-a-kind shiny shinies necklace!  It's a totally treat for the one-of-a-kind YOU!  Click to to get a chance!


    Reseller's Corner:
    Featured Rookie Distributor!

    Meet Lourdes Charisse Laco, our newest distributor from Canada!  She has been "into" Papemelroti since 1989. Thus, making it 20 years since!

    We were so honored to find out that admittedly, she, along with her mom and sister are fans of Papemelroti.  She says, "There never was a dull moment whenever I go into one of your stores. If there is no time pressure, it usually takes me 30 minutes  - 1 hour just to  make a selection because of all the beautiful pieces. Therefore, believing in the products made me decide to resell the items."

    Moreover, she says, "Canada is a big advocate of recycling. However, there's not much recycled paper products such as Papemelroti's that are available in the market.  Thus, introducing the uniqueness of the items is a big plus. It's a very promising venture."

    Taking it slowly but surely during unpredictable times, she plans to distribute to Filipino Stores, novelty shops and join bazaars / flea markets in Edmonton, Alberta areas.

    If you're in Canada, just email to get the latest items from Papemelroti!

    Great Shipping Deals Available!

    Now we have better services for our resellers!
    Want to pay for the product shipping costs when it arrives?  Want the costs cut in half?

    We may be able to do this for you!  Contact us today and ask us if we can provide a lesser costing freight charge for your area.  (Sorry this offer is not applicable for remote areas)

    Don't forget to share what you've learned in the retail business! 

    Join the Resellers Multiply Community online

    *Order your Teacher's Day items now!

    Want to try being a reseller?  Click here for more information

    New Papemelroti Products!

    • New Jewelry Pieces in one-of-a-kind designs!  Purchase these unique pieces by clicking here
    • SnapCat & Dog are magnetic paper holders that keep your notes and reminders in such a creative way!  Remind and inspire yourself with these adorable figurines!  The animal's front and back parts snap together due to an embedded magnet.  Made of durable resin.  Size 2" height x 1.75" x 2.75", 60g.  #1-1486 Dog and #1-1487 Cat are priced at only P69 / $1.98 each.
    • New Eyeglass Holders are now available!  See our clown, lion, Mr. and Mrs. Egg.  Collect them all!
    • Mismo Boardgame by Filipinos for Filipinos!  It's very simple to play!  We can guarrantee you this - Nobody's wrong. Everybody's right -- and that's exactly the recipe for wholesome mayhem.)  You'll also find in Mismo! a fantastic platform to rediscover and reaffirm all the little things -- people, places, events, concepts -- that define the whole Philippine adventure.  Mismo is on an introductory sale for only P1777 / $51 only until July 31, 2009!  After this month, the price will be P1975 / $56.50 each.
    • Wooden Corkboards, large and small with whitewashed look for a nice, clean look.
    • Bookmark Bracelets are a great gift for your friends.  They are versatile and trendy too!
    • #215-345-3 Collage Booklet Journal with other various designs that match our products.  Each booklet has 300 sheets!  The booklet is garterized to keep the cover secure.  P95 / $2.72

    Wednesday, July 08, 2009

    Papemelroti Shiny Shinies Contest

    From anywhere in the world, you can win our one of a kind shiny shinies necklace!

    This unique design was made by Papemelroti artist Meldy, the designer behind all the wonderful jewelry creations seen at the shops!

    Each woman is like a precious diadem in the hand of the Creator and to honor the lucky winner, we offer this one of a kind piece!

    The rectangular accent has a fish and flower collage design depicting a play of land and sea.

    Added are heart, emerald, wreathe and fish beads all strung on a faux silver chain.

    This is an interesting mix of materials that you can match with practically any outfit!

    How To Win: Click to this page and find out now!

    The contest is open to everyone (even those not residing in the Philippines).

    Deadline for entries is on 10:30 AM, August 8, 2009 so hurry!

    New: Mismo Boardgame!

    Now Animismo company is finally launching a project that has taken a good one and a half years to develop!

    It's a boardgame. By Filipinos for Filipinos. We call it, "Mismo!"

    It's very simple to play -- pang-barkada, pampamilya -- but describing it is a bit more challenging.

    • Ano ang malalim na mababaw?
    • Ano ang malabo na malinaw?
    • Ano ang magulo na demokratiko?
    • Nakakaaliw na nakakabaliw?

    Mismo! will literally ask you questions such as all of the above -- and consequently, the game itself IS all of the above.

    Dahil Pinoy tayo, sa Mismo! may baraha na, may dalawang ruleta pa. Paikutin ang ruleta, at umpisa na ang saya: alaskahan, barahan, pilosopohan, at higit sa lahat, katuwaan at bahaginan. (Because we're Pinoys, Mismo! features cards, and two roulettes. Spin the wheels, and let the fun begin: the wise-cracks, the debates, but above all, the fun and learning.)

    After focus groups with friends and families in the Philippines, as well as with OFWs, the enthusiastic responses have led the makers to believe that this is something truly worth sharing. It's exciting to play with your friends, children, parents, grandparents and grandchildren. (And that friend/relative/nephew/niece of yours that hende magaleng mag-Filipinow? Para inyong lahat ang Mismo!)

    We can guarrantee you this -- sa Mismo! walang mali, lahat tama -- at dyan uusbong ang saya. (Nobody's wrong. Everybody's right -- and that's exactly the recipe for wholesome mayhem.) You'll also find in Mismo! a fantastic platform to rediscover and reaffirm all the little things -- people, places, events, concepts -- that define the whole Philippine adventure.

    Really, you have to check it out. By Friday, July 3, you'll be seeing Mismo! on the shelves of Hobbes and Landes, MagNet Cafe, Papemelroti, Books for Less, and the Handog Gift Shop (siempre sa UP Shopping Center). That these highly reputable establishments have seen our product, and adjudged Mismo's concept, quality, and enjoyability as worthy of being associated with their business is, for us, affirmation that we've produced something special for the Pinoy family.
    You can check out our website, (And hey, find us on Facebook. ) We've all always been proud to call you our friends. Check Mismo! out and we're hopeful one day you'll be fans as well. : )

    Mismo! is on a special introductory price for the whole of July. It's offered at P1,777 in Hobbes & Landes, MagNet, Papemelroti, Books for Less, and the Handog Gift Shop at the U.P. Shopping Center. That's 10 percent off P1,975, which will be its regular price starting August. See here:

    Do check it out.

    Thursday, May 07, 2009

    Summer Garden

    Dear Friend,

    A garden rejoices in the changing seasons. It needs both sun and rain for the growth of all its living things.

    The same is true for each soul. Times of calm refresh us while challenging times strengthen our faith and convictions in what truly matters to us.

    May we recognize the blessings as they come to us in the simple ray of sunlight that kisses our cheek or every drop of rain that cools.

    We wish a very happy Mother's Day to mothers everywhere who carefully water the garden of our souls with love!

    Happy Mother's Day on May 10, 2009!

    Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
    ~Gerard De Nerval

    e-Newsletter Editor
    Notes from a Summer Garden

    Surround your life with growing things!
    Want to improve the look of your home without spending a fortune on renovating? Grow some vines and plants all around your home! Walls and fences with climbing ivy and green shrubs bring a classic and elegant look! It also brings cool air despite the summer heat!
    No space for a garden? Potting is the key! Plant some tomato, basil, parsley (or whatever you like) in a big pot (all together) and be sure to water it when dry. Using a recycled can for your pot is okay!

    Make your own garden Stepping Stones out of cement. All you need is a plastic plate/ pizza box/ ice cream buckets etc. and sticks for any words you want to put there and you can use real leaves (choose ones with lots of texture on them) and embed the shape onto cement while not yet hardened.

    In this issue
    Papemelroti Updates
    Notes from a Summer Garden
    Scrapbook for Beginners
    Summer Set Contest
    Pot Project
    Books for Less Updates
    Reseller's Corner
    New Papemelroti Products
    Inspiring Quotes on Nature

    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
    -Marcel Proust

    But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth; The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth: Flowers in the valley, splendor in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. - Lord Byron

    To know someone with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed ... that can make this life a garden." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    "Il faut cultiver notre jardin. [We must cultivate our garden.]" - Francois Marie Aroet Voltaire

    The Amen! of Nature is always a flower. -Oliver Wendall Holmes

    Join the Scrapbooking for Beginners Workshop
    "Putting the SCRAP back into SCRAPBOOKING"
    with Papemelroti artist Patricia Paterno

    June 11 (Thursday)
    1:00 to 5:00 pm
    at the Papemelroti Main office

    Scrapbooking need not be expensive when you know how to make use of everyday resources! This workshop focuses on putting the "scrap" (things not thought to be of any more use) back into scrapbooking thus old-timer scrapbookers will learn to make their own embellishments for their projects.

    Crafting hands are happy hands! Join us, have fun and learn a lot! Click here for more information

    Pot Project

    Don't throw away old cans and bottles as well as old clothes in need of repair. Rather, use them for livening up your home or garden!

    Sew little "clothes" from the scrap cloth for your potted plants so they are bright enough for your desk.

    Make sure the kind of plant you use doesn't need direct sunlight. Rotate the plants so they get to be out in the sunlight often too!

    Papemelroti Summer Set Contest
    We want to give you a lot of fun through our online contests!
    Tell your friends and family to join! Up for grabs is...
    A Summer Set!
    It's so easy to join, just a few clicks and you're in!
    Deadline for entries is on June 10, 2009. click here to join

    Catch the sale at our branches during these Mallwide Sales!
    May 15-17 at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall - we are the second floor
    May 29-June 7 at ALI MALL, Cubao - at the ground floor

    Reseller's Corner
    20 Benefits of Being a Papemelroti Distributor

    • You're the boss of your own business!
    • Only P1,000 starting capital
    • Free advertising in our website
    • Unique and original product designs (found nowhere else in the world!)
    • New products available every month
    • Personalize-able items for special events
    • Store space is not required, you can sell person to person to reduce overhead costs
    • We ship worldwide
    • We help grow your business by providing know-how & customer service
    • Chat with our e-business staff online Click here to see the rest of the list!!!
    • Don't forget to share what you've learned in the retail business!
    Join the Resellers Multiply Community online................................................................... at

    Order your Parent's Day items now!

    Want to try being a reseller? Click here for more information

    Pick-a-Prize Promo
    For every P500 price purchase, you get to pick your own promo! (10-50% or free marked down books or magazine on your next purchase)

    Want to be a DEALER?
    Contact: LANIE DE LEON 633-8584, 633-8557 / 0920-8131020 or email

    FYI: Now open! Books for Less at the 2nd flr. Berkley Square, Commonwealth Ave.

    More fyi: Hot drinks on us! For every P250 purchase, get a FREE drink!

    New Papemelroti Products!
    • #213-47 Mother You Shoe Are Special Shoebag in bright orange and black print. Made of Polymat non-woven bags which are thin and lightweight. Size 16" x 11",30g. P65 / $1.86 view
    • Tiny Filipiniana Figurines made of durable resin. #1-1469 Munting Filipino is carrying a real parasol to sheild the ladies from the sun. Size 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 1 1/8", 30g - P49 / $1.40 each. #1-1468 Munting Tindera is selling products for passersbys. Size 2 3/8" x 1.5" x 1.25", 40g. P59 / $1.69 each. #1-1473 Munting Kasal is a Filipiniana Wedding Couple with base you can hand-letter for personalizing. Size 2 7/8" x 1.5" x 1", 40g. P69 / $1.98 each.
    • Dinosaur Shadow Puppets is an activity you can do with children. It's an inexpensive way to stimulate creativity and imagination. Comes with a flashlight and 2 AA Batteries. 12" x 8.5" sheet, 80g. P79 / $2.26 each.
    • Baby in Crib Figurine is an adorable collector's item. Ideal as a keepsake token for guests at a christening. Made of durable resin. Size 20 1/8" x 1.75" x 2.25:, 50g. P79 / $2.26.
    • #276-1 NeGOsyo Book entitled "Go Negosyo: Joey Concepcion's 55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs." Learn from established women-preneurs who were able to overcome challenges and manage successful and lucrative business ventures. 237 pages. P280 / $8 each
    • New Designs: Full Color Posters made of 100% recycled paper.
    New Designs: Big Full Colored Bookmarks made of 100% recycled paper. view
    See more products on our Mother's Day page online view
    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 9111267, Gateway Cubao 9111267, SM Centerpoint 7161580, Glorietta III 3821770, SM Southmall 8064578, SM Megamall 6341270, Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Robinson's Place Manila, SM San Lazaro 7420143, SM Manila 5218607, SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080, SM Pampanga, Main branch: 91 Roces Avenue 3751069/ 3742442 / 4120887.

    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    2009 Easter Earth Day e-Newsletter

    Dear Friend,

    At Easter egg hunts, one never knows what he may find. Sometimes, one looks under an overturned pot and finds an insect rather than a brightly colored egg!

    Sometimes one is looking with much difficulty through shrubs, dirt and grime but does not find the egg right under a few blades of grass at his feet.

    These simple child delights confront us yet today. Life can be one great egg hunt in which we do not know
    what meets us at every turn.
    For many, Easter (meaning "Great Day" in Slavic), ends after April 12th and is only the culmination of the Lenten Season and Holy Week festivities.

    But for all Christians, the season of rejoicing has just begun! Within the next 50 days (until the Feast of Pentecost), we recall how the dark and gloomy night of Good Friday turned into the new dawn of Easter Sunday!

    As this period is more special than others, let's look around us with great anticipation for what the Lord has in store for us. Let's open our hearts to the joy of His eternal gift! His surprises ever abound and surround us everywhere!

    Happy Easter Season and Happy Earth day on April 22, 09!

    One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. .~Dorothy Frances Gurney

    e-Newsletter Editor

    In this issue
    Easter Joys
    Earth Day Events for Families
    Cool Summer Ideas
    Papemelroti Updates

    Books for Less Updates
    Reseller's Corner
    New Papemelroti Products

    Easter Joys

    Celebrating the season of all seasons!

    • Fellowship with others by sharing a meal and giving thanks for the blessings of good friends and family.

    • Read from the bible to learn about Jesus' victory over sin and death starting at Matthew chapter 28. Other accounts of this wonderful event are found on Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 21. You can continue reading a chapter a day to grow in your love for Him. If you need more understanding, bible study guides are abundant at

    • If you have children in your home, read the story to them and draw pictures that will center your hearts and minds to Jesus' rising. Hang the pictures all around your home.

    • Every Sunday, say a family prayer together and make sure it has a lot of "Alleluias" in them since many churches refrained from singing this during Lent. Click here for sample prayers

    • Make an Easter Cross. Take a plain wooden cross and wrap vines, flowers and thin branches all around it. Set it on the soil or on a flower pot for all to see!

    Earth Day Events for Families

    • Sibol: Earth Day 2009: April 22, 2009: Nurturing a Green Generation
    The Cultural Center of the Philippines teams up together with Haribon Foundation, Winner Foundation, GMA 7 and other partner organizations in celebrating Earth Day at various CCP venues! Features storytelling, Manila Bay cleanup, Exhibits, Contests and more. For details call the CCP Earth Day Committee at 832-1125 loc. 170.
    • Earn Money while Helping the Earth
    Collect your recyclables and hop on over to the Waste Trade Markets this month! Every 1st Friday: Paseo de Magallanes
    Every 2nd Friday: Goldcrest Parking Lot
    Every 2nd Saturday: Bonifacio Global City
    Every 3rd Friday: Ayala Town Center Parking Lot
    Every 4th Friday: Trinoma Open Carpark
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    very year, more and more children become out of school youths because their parents cannot afford to buy them enough school supplies to send them to school.
    Volunteer. Donate. Make a Difference.
    Join the Big Brother Big Sister Event on May 16-17, 2009
    Mt. Asog, Buhi, Camarines Sur or e-mail

    Cool Summer Ideas

    • Drink loads and loads of water and other fluids to avoid dehydration. If possible, bring water with you always. Remember that alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks dehydrate you. Eat cold salads and fruits which have a high water content. Avoid heavy meals which are harder to digest.
    • Keep the heat out by using white shades or drapes on your windows.
    • Surround your home with plants and trees! Even air conditioners get help if they are under the shade as they will need less electricity to run!
    • Put some cool water in an atomizer and spritz your face every now and then to refresh yourself!
    • Make your own Drink Cooler! Click here
    • Going on a vacation this summer? Try making friends and saving up on accomodations by going couchsurfing! Click here
    • Save money and produce your own organic sunblock and also protect yourself from the synthetic ingredients in commercial products. Click here
    Papemelroti Updates!

    • Last call: Join the first ever Papemelroti Creative Journaling Workshop to bring out the art in you! Express yourself in a unique way!!! Features Papemelroti artist Patricia Paterno. April 30, 2009 (Thursday) at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Main branch, 91 Roces Ave., QC (click here for map). Limited slots only. Fee: P500. You may bring your own art materials or kits will be available for sale also. To register or ask for more information, simply reply to this e-mail.
    • 3-Day Mallwide Sales!!! May 1-3, 2009 at SM Clark, Pampanga, May 1-3, 2009 at SM Megamall and May 15-17 at East Grand Mall, Sta. Lucia.

    Reseller's Corner
    Starting a business?

    Papemelroti started way back in 1968. Proprietors Benny and Corit started risk-free by using the small space below their apartment as their first business space. Their location was right along a busy street so it was perfect! Since they had 5 young children, they were not in the habit of risking funds by renting a space elsewhere.

    Why not start where you are? We oftentimes dream too big and consequently never get to take that first baby step. Dream big but take small steps and you won't fall too far if ever you make a mistake. Take that step today!

    Don't forget to share what you've learned in the retail business!
    Join the Resellers Multiply Community online at - - - - - - - - - -

    Order your Father's Day items now!

    Want to try being a reseller? Click here for more information

    Pick-a-Prize Promo
    For every P500 price purchase, you get to pick your own promo! (10-50% or free marked down books or magazine on your next purchase)

    Want to be a DEALER?
    Contact: LANIE DE LEON 633-8584, 633-8557 / 0920-8131020 or email

    FYI: Now open! Books for Less at the 2nd flr. Berkley Square, Commonwealth Ave.

    More fyi: Hot drinks on us! For every P250 purchase, get a FREE drink!

    New Papemelroti Products!

    • #7019 Address Books for all your contacts' telephone numbers and addresses. Made of 100% recycled paper. Size: 2.75" x 4", Price: P26 / $0.75 each view
    • Summer Gift Wrapper is now available! You can find these yellow orange hues in our scrapbooks, boxes and desk items too! P9.75 / $0.28
    • All Purpose Paper Folders to organize your documents! These come in a wide range of full color designs. Made of 100% recycled paper. Size 11.75" height x 9.25", 25g, Price: P15 / $0.43 each view
    • Flower Drop Bouquet #131-140 in bright yellow to brighten up your summer room! Use this as a dainty decoration in your garden or living room too! P19 / $0.55 each. view
    • New giveaway product for weddings and other events: #7021Keepsake Booklet! Square pads all tied up with a ribbon with 50 blank kraft sheets made of 100% recycled paper. Size 5.5" x 5.5". Choose your own ribbon color to match your motif. Available ink colors: Black, dark brown, ruby red/ maroon, deep navy blue and dark green. Click here to view
    • Collapsible Boxes for jewelry, keys, watch and other things you want to organize! Available in assorted box covers! #62-346 Large size costs P159 / $ 4.55 and the #62- small is P79 / $63.20.
    • #275-1 Wedding Voucher Pack with freebies, discounts and promos from the country's leading wedding suppliers. P100 / $2.86 each
    • #252-16 Boxed Compass, an ideal gift for a graduate or a special man. P54 / $1.55 each
    • Ethereal Wings are available in light pastel colors. They are a fanciful decor for any girl's bedroom or bath! #131-1427 Dragonflies P49 / $1.40 and #131-1426 Butterflies P59 / $1.69 each
    • New Designs: Book of Days made of 100% recycled paper. view
    • See our Graduation products online view
    More products at the stores! Click here to order or inquire.


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