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Tips for Ordering

Below you will find some information on how to shop for personalized gifts at PaperAffair.com.

PaperAffair.com offers a wide variety of personalized items. We've put great efforts into categorizing products into several categories to help guide you in your shopping experience. Please visit the main category menu at the top of each page and select a corresponding sub-category to easily find items that interest you.

  • Cards: Flat Correspondence Cards (raised ink or embossed personalization)
  • Notes: Foldover Notes (raised ink or embossed personalization)
  • Notepads: Memos, Tablets, and other handy desk accessories (offered in matte ink)
  • Napkins: Cocktail Napkins and Guest Towels featuring foil-pressed or embossed personalization)
  • Monograms: A collection of all monogrammed items sorted into each product category
  • Occasions: Shop for great gift ideas and holiday events
  • What's Hot: New Releases, Engraved Gifts, and more

We also offer elegant invitations and announcements.

Select an Item

You can easily find personalized items by choosing a category from the menu bar above. You can also perform a quick search or an advanced search from the top-right area of our website. Once you find an item of interest, simply click on that item to view more in-depth details. If you are interesting in purchasing the item click on the 'Order Now' button and you will be directed to an order form to enter your personalization and order preferences.

Personalize Your Order

After you've clicked the 'Order Now' button from an item details page, you will be able to enter the personalization aspects to your item. You'll notice the right side of the screen offers an online preview of your personalization as you enter the information. Please be careful to check the online preview for any errors or misspellings. The finished merchandise will be produced exactly as the preview shows.

  • Quantity: Enter the amount of "sets" for the specific item / personalization.
  • View Pricing Details: Gives you quick access to the pricing and options available on the item.
  • Personalization Lines: This is the information that will be printed on your merchandise.
  • Additional Personalizations: Paper Color, Ink Color, Lettering Style, etc.
  • Choose any Optional Upgrades: Cotton Paper, Border Color, Return Address Envelopes, Envelope Linings, etc.
  • Gift Message: You can enter a gift message that will appear on the packing slip of the order.
  • View Final Preview: Click here to view a final preview of your order (prior to officially placing it in your cart).

Confirm Your Order

After you've clicked the 'View Final Preview' you will have a chance to review the aspects of the order you entered for final confirmation. Please review the online proof and the personalization details to confirm your order. After you have done so, please click the 'Add to Cart' button.

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart will display the current items you have entered and a general pricing breakdown of the items and options you selected. The total costs with tax (where applicable) and shipping charges will be reflected on the 'Checkout' page. If needed, you can 'Edit' your order(s) in the shopping cart prior to final checkout.

Checkout Process

Please note that we are unable to allow cancellations once orders have been submitted. Orders are placed directly into production once final checkout has occurred.

Once you have clicked 'Checkout' you have the ability to login as a returning customer, create a new customer account, or checkout as a guest. We encourage all customers to create an account for ease of future shopping and reviewing past orders for quick ordering access.

During the checkout process, you will be asked first for the Shipping Address. After the shipping address has been entered, please proceed to the next screen to select your shipping method (shipping prices are shown at this point).

After you have made your shipping mode selection, please proceed to 'Enter Credit Card Information'. You will now be directed to our secure server to enter the payment information. After you have entered and confirmed your credit card information, click the 'Submit Order' button to finalize your order.

You can expect to receive an order confirmation email shortly after we've received your order. Your order will be expected to arrive in just a few short days.

Tips to Remember

  1. Longer names will print in a smaller size than shorter names. The names printed on each item are adjusted to fit the proportions of that item, so a name such as "Elizabeth" may appear with smaller letters than a name such as "Beth".

  2. Use the online preview as a guide when entering your order. Also, please note that items shown with all uppercase letters will be printed in all uppercase letters. The merchandise will be produced as displayed in the preview.

  3. Quantity refers to "Sets". In the Shopping Cart you will see a box for "quantity". The number in this box refers to how many "sets" you have ordered of that particular item. For instance, cards and foldover notes are typically sold in quantities of 50 (with matching envelopes). When you enter quantity "1" you will receive 1 set of 50 of that item with matching envelopes. Set quantities are shown on each individual item page.

  4. Additional, identical sets of many items are often offered at a discount. When shopping, you will notice that some of the items are marked as having "Each additional unit" that offer a reduced price.