Lo-Lo Paper Treats
The Personalized Stationary Box That Has It All
Laurey Levy is the sole creator of Lo-Lo Paper Treats, which offers personalized and custom-made gift boxes with various stationary items including notepads, pencils, cards, rubber stamps, and more. Customers can even submit their own designs to place on these products or work with one of the specialist to create something special. “The creation of Lo-Lo Paper Treats comes from the need to save time with the desire to be personal and thoughtful. If you're always needing to wrap a gift, write a note, give a card, send a note to your child’s teacher, all at a moments notice...it's there in one box,” says Levy. She was always scrambling to find these elements in which she could accomplish those things with great style. This venture was inspired by her family and most importantly, is proof that one can be a stay-at-home-mom while earning an income.
When Levy returned to work after having two kids, she kept thinking, “This is all meaningless! I need to be home with my kids," and ultimately quit her job. She never realized that multi-tasking in her career was decent training for running a family at home. Still, she needed something creative everyday and to this day, her creative needs are met by designing very elaborate party invitations for her kids. Levy shares, “Because our mommy lives are so busy, one day I printed out groovy looking labels for my own family to save some time in the wrapping presents arena.” She began to pass out family gift labels as little love gifts to all her friends with kids, and people kept asking for more because it was so nice to just slap a label on a gift instead of nagging one’s child for a personalized birthday card. This was how it all started and Levy eventually came up with the Lo-Lo package. When she got her website up, she felt like she bore another child except that it was much easier and she did not have to stay up all night. The first few weeks were extremely busy as Daily Candy got a hold of one of her gift boxes and put Lo-Lo Paper Treats on the map.
Typically, with most vendors, customers need to place a minimum amount when ordering personalized stationary. With Lo-Lo Paper Treats, on your first order, everything comes as one set because you order by the box rather than individually. This amazing gift box contains an affordable small run of various items in the package. It is the ultimate personal gift. After the first purchase, customers are then free to order individually as the personalized design has now been created and stored. What makes it even more special is if customers do not see the perfect image or design in the gallery, Lo-Lo Paper Treats is always more than happy to work with them in creating one of their very own. Among the multitude of designs in her collection, Levy favors the monochromatic aesthetics and prefers the “sweetpea” design as well as design number 100 called “Initials” because it is great for males. Her designs are inspired by other artists and patterns since she peruses a lot of design books.
Levy majored in Fine Arts at State University of New York at Albany and interned at an advertising agency but graduated with nowhere to go. She knew she loved the visual arts and willingly took a low paying job where she learned all the mechanics of graphic design the traditional way. Levy continued to learn from one job to the next until she knew it was right for her to become a Visual Communicator. She has been in corporate graphics for 20 years. Levy remembers her creative spirit started when she was nine and her mother told her the broken television would not be fixed. So once she started making her own little portfolio of sketches of young girls in different dresses, her love for art began. Levy comes from a long line of hard working women who always had the ability to survive as they were ahead of their time. Her grandmother went to Columbia and then had a career in teaching, while her mother fluently speaks two languages and was a high school teacher. Levy’s own daughters are not exempt as they also have such discipline in their lives and are learning things so that they will find their own passions and always have something to fall back on.
Each Lo-Lo Paper Treat gift box comes with notecards, gift labels, pencils, notepads, return address labels and rubber stamps, all neatly packed in a “Lo-Lo Brand in a Box.” As far back to the 12th century, various cultures branded their families with crests, icons, seals and heraldry to give recognition to their lineage so that such crests were handed down each generation. Lo-Lo Paper Treats is unique from other stationers because they bring back this tradition in a useful, fun and modern way. With the click of a button, customers can now create personalized stationary gift sets – quickly and easily – perfect for every occasion that sneaks into their calendar. Once orders are processed, Lo-Lo Treats will email customers a final proof to approve before mailing out the special package. Each “Brand in a Box” costs $95 and comes with  large notepad,  small notepad,  small fold-over notecards,  large fold-over notecards,  address labels,  gift labels,  pencils,  logo rubber stamp and  ink pad.
What is great about Lo-Lo Paper Treats is that customers can submit their own custom designs. Levy has worked with people who have started with something and ended with the design they exactly wanted. Lo-Lo Paper Treats is an online business only, but in the next five years, Levy would like to see more celebrities get a hold of her line. Once that happens, she will go for more personalized corporate gifting from the Los Angeles Entertainment Industry. Levy adds, “There is NOTHING out there like this. Nothing.” If you want to outshine everybody else, give the ultimate personal gift that is both practical and sentimental. Place your order at lolopapertreats.com