Dear Friend,

Happy Easter Season!  New life, new beginnings, the season of spring is here!  It's a time when we remember that all things are possible and the most brilliant of rainbows come after the darkest of storms!

May we be a people of life, bringing the Good News everywhere we go!

Easter reflections are available here

"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..."
- Song of Solomon 2:12

Christina
e-Newsletter Editor

Earth Day Ideas

April 22 is Earth Day!  Here are some ways to join the fun and be a part of the solution!

- Walk in the park and learn the names of local plants and trees, make botanical sketches or etchings of leaves.  Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife at the Quezon City Circle has a mini zoo where you can see rare wildlife that are being rehabilitated so they can be reintroduced into the wilds.

- Join the Firefly Brigade and other Earth Day activities all over the metro!  Click here

- A nice earth hour activity.  Make exciting light-writing pictures by using the setting on your camera for taking pictures of fireworks and then make motions to form words and symbols.  It will look like the picture.

- Gather your plastic bags and try this Earth friendly pet project!  Click here

- Find an advocacy that you are close to and volunteer for that cause.  Ex. If you want to save the hornbills, click here

Have Your Very Own Flower Festival

Flowers fill your home and garden with beauty beyond compare.  The sight of a field of flowers feeds our soul!  Emerson said "the earth breathes in flowers"!  Why not have a flower festival in your own home?

Picking what flowers, plants and trees you will put in your garden is not just a simple matter.  One must look at their adaptability to your space, not just how they will look.  For example, the Bougainvilla blooms best in sunny spots, not in the shade.

Just picture the soothing chirps and songs in the early morning and the delightful sight of bright flapping wings flitting from petal to petal.  If you want a garden that is truly alive, you need to pick plants that are endemic or native to the area.  Why is this so?  Because the native plants are the local insect's food and these will be the food for the birds, bees and butterflies you want to invite to your garden.  It also makes practical sense as it will all the more easily flourish.

The Philippines boasts of more than 6,000 endemic species so there is no lack of plants to choose from.  Some of the more popular flowers are the Sampaguita (our national flower), Ylang-Ylang, Waling-Waling, Gumamela and Everlasting.  Be sure to check if the flower you like will grow in your area.

Exotic species that are introduced to local soil have a tendency to encroach on the space of native species slowly wiping these out so you must be careful!  Using a variety of local plants, try to keep as diverse a mix as possible.

Contest + Promos!

Win a New Papemelroti Necklace
This beautiful long necklace has an interesting mix of metal and clear beads in warm earth tones to match any outfit. 

It's easy to join!  Just leave a comment about your favorite Papemelroti product in our blog online for one entry.  To get more entries, follow us, be a Facebook fan, etc. and get more chances to win this beautiful accessory!  Click here to see more pictures of the necklace and for more information

This contest is open worldwide.  Winners will have the choice of item to be shipped to them or picked up at one of our branches.  It ends on May 13, 2010.

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Papemelroti Flower Festival

Visit our shops and see us bloom!  Papemelroti is pruning 30% off almost all of the flowers so your home can bloom with us!  It's a perfect spring offering! 

Exquisitely crafted from Okapi silk flowers, they come in a variety of arrangements and styles.  Garlands, wreathes, bouquets that will stand the test of time.  Easily cleaned by dusting off and washing the silk flowers.  See different kinds

Available at all Papemelroti outlets.  Please note that stocks are limited and non-replenishable.

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More to Win!

Travel Around the World
Avid travelers now have a chance to go around the world care of Lonely Planet!  Just submit as many of your best travel shots that epitomize a spirit of adventure to Lonely Planet online.  The best photo wins!  Click here

Spring Celebration Handmade Prizes
A silk and pearl bracelet, a patchwork pillow, handmade soap bars...  These are only some of what you can win!  Lenox kits is celebrating Spring by giving away handmade treasures to 9 winners.  To join, simply follow the blog and get extra entries too.  Click here for more info.   This contest ends April 25.

*To receive more volunteer opportunities, click here and join the Social Action Events Subscriber List  (and help a nation in need!)

- April 18 (Sun) - Earth Day Celebration, Arroceros Forest Park, 9 AM click here

- April 18 (Sun) - 12th Tour of the Fireflies, Tiendesitas, 7 AM

- April 19, 26 (Mondays) - Build to Last Series, Poveda click here

- April 16 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Open Prayer Meeting, Janssen Hall, Christ the King, E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City click here

- April 16, 23, 30 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Prayer Meeting, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact to confirm the schedule 

- April 16 (3rd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- April 20 (Tuesday) - Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong Worship Team in Concert "Touching Heaven", 8 PM, Araneta Coliseum, Cubao (for the benefit of typhoon victims) more info

- April 23 (4th Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Trinoma, QC

- April 24 (4th Saturday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or swm@ayalafoundation.org

 

Papemelroti Updates 
  1. Congratulations to Robert Alejandro, one of our Graphic Designers!  He won the first prize for the National Bookstore My Moleskin contest!  Robert's moleskin is filled with artsy renditions of everyday life using a curious medium... bus tickets!  Read more 

  2. Congratulations to Paulette from Beedeebabee!  She won Papemelroti artist Peggy's Artist Trading Card!   Here's what she said "Hi! What a great blog, and what great artwork too! Tracy is just beautiful, and so is your OWOH lady. I would love a chance to win! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment...it's so nice to meet you! ;D Paulette"  Click here to see more

  3. Be our newest Facebook fan!  Get to know about our latest promos, discounts, giveaways, workshops, products, volunteer opportunities and other updates!  Join discussions about products and services too!  Click here

Reseller's Corner:

Promoting Products
An effective means of advertising your products and services is key to having a successful resale business.  If you don't have a store space yet and just starting your business, you can start by announcing it to people you know.  Papemelroti, in the early years, also used the person to person approach with friends and co-workers. 

Do your circle of acquaintances know that you sell these items?  Do they know what items you have on stock?  When they need it, they will contact you.  Once you have established your company, you can widen your reach by tapping other markets using print, tv, radio and websites. 

Have a tip to your fellow resellers?  Share it here!

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Start your own business?

Click here to see which branch is nearest you

It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less!  Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed).  

Are you creative and hardworking?  Do you have an original Filipino product to sell?  Papemelroti is open to selling your products! 

Calling all crafty people, dressmakers, shoemakers, bath products!  Please e-mail us at with a list of your product lines and an idea of your costs.  Spread the word!

New Papemelroti Products! 
  • See our new enchanting charm trinkets online! click here

  • Lots of new jewelry designs available!  Click here

  • Flowers!  Flowers!  Flowers!  Still 30% off! See different kinds

  • New Design!  Paisley Giftwrapper is already a favorite!  Featured on our boxes, scrapbooks and journals! view

  • #292-1CFE Coffee Cup Glaze Earrings and other designs.  Fun and funky earrings for all ages!  Clip on comfortable style.  A classy casual look for young ladies.  So many more designs to choose from!  view

  • Rounded Glass Plaques with special themes as gifts for all occasions.  May be used for wedding tokens for grandparents as well.  Glass is firmly mounted on wood to encase full color and black ink print designs.

  • #21-50 Wooden Mirror is reminiscent of days gone by.  Available in 2 designs.  Size 9.75" x 5 5/8" x 3 1/8", 200g - P219 / $6.26 click here

  • #131-2345 Abaca Coasters come in sets of 6, P50 / $1.43

  • #62-421-2 Colorful Paper Tags come in various colors, 4" x 2 2/3" x 1/4",30g - P24 / $0.69

  • #288-1 Your Love Surrounds Me Music CD with inspirational songs of worship by Abbie Sandico with reflection guide - P350 / $10

  • #131-2214 Wire and Wood Keyholder with a unique look that will fit most homes - P398 / $11.38

  • #201-234 Doggy Bank for children's savings - P89 / $2.55

  • #289-1 Woven Paper Baskets for trinkets and small items are made from recycled materials.  This is one of the items from a livelihood project for prison inmates. P39 / $1.12
  • More products at our shops!  Click here to order or inquire.
     

Papemelroti branches are located at:

SM City North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Ali Mall 9111267
Gateway Cubao 9111267
SM Centerpoint 7161580
Glorietta III  8195629
SM Southmall 8064578
SM Megamall 6341270
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
Robinson's Place Manila 5361675
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871
 


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