We are a brother & sister family run business with over 30 years experience in the graphic design and print industry. Paul (the brother), runs his own very successful print business in Leeds, whilst providing our shop with our own fantastic quality prints and greetings cards etc. He’s a colourful character and is loved by all his family and friends.
I’m Julie (the sister, the better looking one ), I worked in graphic design and production many years ago, then jetted off travelling the world for a few years to escape the mundane 9 to 5. After living abroad for 9 years and meeting my partner (who is also called Paul, it can get very confusing) we wanted to start a family, so we decided home is where we wanted to be, back in my hometown of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
On our return to the UK and after having our daughter, I needed a job… So with my work history and knowledge of graphic design and with Paul (the brother) already having his print business established, Partyprints & Gifts was born. We opened a little shop in Normanton in 2013 where initially we designed personalised prints, party invitations and greeting cards. Since then, it’s evolved quite a bit, we moved in to bigger premises on Normanton High Street in 2016 and introduced lots more off the shelf gifts. We changed our trading name to Papersmile in 2019 as we think it suits us much more, we hope you like it too.
I run the shop, the websites, I’m the chief tea lady, the cleaner and biscuit buyer, I do most of the design work and advertising too, it’s definitely lots of hard work but I love it.
We try to provide a warm, friendly service at the best possible prices. If there’s anything we can help you with anything, just drop us an email and we’ll do our very best.
Thanks for reading, happy browsing.
Julie & Paul. xx