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Farewell Interviews + April Deals

Farewell Interviews with Paper Plus Employees

As we approach our store closing on July 1, we have amazing sales going on! Now, we’re pausing to reminisce about the wonderful experiences we’ve shared in our 40+ years in business.

So many of our team members have dedicated 15-20 years of service. These skilled individuals will be an asset to any local company once Paper Plus officially closes its doors. We encourage you to consider them for jobs.

During the lead-up to our final day, we will spotlight one of our employees each month, offering you the opportunity to get acquainted with the incredible individuals who have been important to our store’s success. Last month, Jila was featured, and this month, we’re introducing Ronny.

Meet Ronny Carillo

Ronny Carrillo behind the counter at Paper Plus

How long have you been working at Paper Plus?

22 years

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas is my favorite holiday because people have a great attitude and are very friendly.

Tell a story about a customer you helped.

A grandmother came in to buy yellow balloons to release for her grandson. I knew exactly who she was and remembered her a few years later when she came in and told me that her grandson had passed. She asked me about getting those yellow balloons again. I was glad that I could help her with this small thing during a hard time for her and her family.

Ronny’s Story at Paper Plus

Ronny started at Paper Plus stocking shelves and doing heavy lifting. His creative flair soon led him to become a talented balloon artist under the guidance of Don Daniels, the store’s original balloon expert. Ronny’s keen eye for color and design quickly made him a favorite among customers.

As Paper Plus prepares to close, Ronny’s reputation as a master of balloon art and his aspirations to be an event coordinator shine brightly. His transformation from a laborer doing the store’s heavy lifting to a cherished part of the community’s celebrations showcases his passion. A passion he just couldn’t stay away from. He left and came back to Paper Plus no less than 3 times!

Buy Holiday Items on Clearance Now

Halloween accessories on display

Now that you’ve met Ronny, come in and talk to him about your balloon art and party ideas.
Some examples of the deals you’ll find include:

Spring Celebrations

  • Easter Supplies: 50% off
  • St. Patrick’s Day Supplies: 50% off (limited stock available)

Mardi Gras

  • Mardi Gras Decorations: 50% off

New Year Celebrations

  • New Year’s Supplies: 50% off

Everyday Greetings and Calendars

  • Everyday Cards: 50% off both boxed and single cards
  • Papyrus Closeouts: 50% off a limited supply of NEW everyday boxed Papyrus closeouts
  • Calendars: 80% off all calendars

Decade-Themed Decorations

  • Themed Decade Decorations: 50% off decorations from the 50s to the 90s

Major Holiday Discounts

  • All Single Cards: 75% off all single cards for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, Easter, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day
  • Boxed Hanukkah Cards: 90% off
  • Papyrus Christmas Cards: 75% off a brand new closeout batch of the latest boxed Christmas cards for 2024
  • Christmas and Hanukkah Supplies: 90% off
  • Halloween Items: 75-90% off
  • Thanksgiving Decorations: 75% off
  • Wrapping Paper: 50% off holiday Christmas and Hanukkah wrapping paper

$1 Deals

  • Costumes, Wigs, and Cookie Cutters: $1 deals including costumes, wigs, and sets of 5 cookie cutters


We Are Still Making Donations to Local Schools, Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

 We are also bidding farewell to the community by providing donations to local schools, charities, and religious organizations. If your group needs items, please reach out by completing the contact form on our website:

This is a great opportunity to equip your classroom or activity. Be sure to take advantage of this offer.

Stay Tuned for More Deals

Paper Plus will continue running amazing clearance deals up until the closing day on July 1. Donations will remain available until closing day.

Don’t miss your chance to visit us before we have to say goodbye this summer. Shop Paper Plus today!

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