Happy Friday!! I am excited to start another new Freckles blog series today that is all about cheering for my cheerleaders!!
It takes a village y'all... and while I technically still work by myself, I couldn't do so without lots of help! That help includes the retailers in the Freckles Family, friends, sales reps, print partners and so much more... my village or, my cheerleaders!
Each Friday, I'll be highlighting one of my cheerleaders in a series called "Freckles Fri-YAY!". I'm really getting back into my cheerleading roots here... have I mentioned the word cheer yet?! Oh only 6 times... okay...
I'm SO excited to kick things off with one of my personal favorite places to shop in Oklahoma City, Paper + More.
This shop became part of the Freckles Family this year and I cannot say enough about how wonderful Britton, Brenda and the whole team at Paper + More is... and the products they have are just INCREDIBLE (wink wink). So much variety and style, you can find a great gift for just about anyone.
Thank you for being awesome cheerleaders ladies! Read their interview below...
Names: Brenda Thomason and Britton Green
Store Name: Paper + More
Store Address: 7600 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
What is your favorite part of owning your own store?
We love our customers! We love getting to know them on a personal level and being a part of their celebrations and their gifting needs. We are lucky to have such great employees who care about our business and want the best for the store. Working as mom and daughter is a lot of fun, too! We enjoy having one another’s ideas and perspectives….and work ethic! (That was three things!)
How long have you been in business?
Paper ’N More has been in business over 30 years. The store has been a staple for many patrons for a long time. We are the third owner of the store, and we have had it since December 2012. This year, we began re-branding to be more modern so we changed our logo to Paper + More.
What do your customers love to shop with you for?
Fun, unique party supplies; special gifts for children, family and friends; gift wrapping service; invitations for all occasions; paper plates and napkins; greeting cards.
Why do you love carrying small business brands?
In the generation we are in, it is so easy to buy online. As a small, family-owned business, we see first-hand the responsibility we have to our employees, our customers and to our vendors. We are blessed by the support of our customers everyday, so we want to show that same support to local, small businesses as well.
What do you enjoy doing when you're not being a store owner?
Brenda enjoys working in her garden with her husband, as well as entertaining with friends and being with her grandkids! Britton enjoys being with her husband and two daughters, doing family activities, reading, exercising.
Coffee or cocktails?
Black Tea for Brenda and coffee for Britton…Starbucks is right next door to us, we go too much!
Favorite local restaurant?
Red Rock Canyon Grill
Anything else you wish we would have asked?
We would like people to know how many different, unique items we have in the store. We have many wonderful things for your home and for gifts - in a range of price points! We look for lines that are not everywhere, we like to have unique things. If you need anything personalized, we can do it! We offer a gift wrapping service. Items purchased from the store receive complimentary gift wrap, but we will gift wrap anything - it does not have to come from the store. We love to see new faces and hope to see you soon….we like to think our store is a paper lover’s dream! :)
Let me tell y'all... it IS a paper lover's dream!! Shop with Britton and Brenda Monday through Friday 10AM to 5:30PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM or at www.papernmoreok.com