Dear Friend,

Happy New 2011!

"From the end springs new beginnings" (Pliny the Elder).   Once again an old year ends giving way to new beginnings.  One needs to let go in order to let in.

Nature explains it all much better.  A caterpillar needs to shed its skin to be able to make room for growth.  When it is ready, it gives up its body to become seemingly lifeless while the magic is being spun within. 

After waiting a few days, a new form patiently tries to pry itself from the cocoon.  It miraculously becomes a butterfly! 

Much like the butterfly, we can hold on to what we are sure of and comfortable with but life doesn't stand still.  We are always called to change, grow and to fly!  This year let us meet the joys and challenges head on knowing that we can only move forward by beginning again.

e-Newsletter Editor

*One must resist the urge to help a butterfly out of the cocoon.  Their wings develop from the struggle and if prematurely freed, they will not be able to fly.

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly."  - Richard Bach


The Butterfly Effect

Scientists claim that a butterfly flapping its wings can start a hurricane.  Do you believe this?  How can something so small and seemingly insignificant precipitate an event that would affect so many lives?

Great things start from small beginnings. Think of the biggest business venture, innovation or thing of nature and chances are it started small.  So start nurturing that little seed of greatness that is inside you see abundance.

*Want to know how a Pithecops corvus or a Caleta roxus angustior looks like?  Learn more by joining the Butterfly Philippines Club here. 



Free Craft: New Life for Your Wrappers!

What to do with all the leftover paper, boxes, and ribbons?  Don't throw these away!  You can make a lot of crafts from them!

File the paper for later use for scrapbook decorating!  You can cut up into smaller sheets for easier storage.

Wrap up your pencils with the wrapping paper and get a whole more festive feel whenever you use them! 

Ribbons can be used for your hair, to accessorize clothing or to use for paper tags in the future.  You can also sew them on the sides of your skirts so these fall more easily from hangers.

Boxes can be used for storing things in your cabinet, or for little dioramas you can decorate your room with!  You can also use these to organize your drawers.  Wrap these up with scrap cloth or nice paper to make it look nicer.

These can be made into decor by cutting up the nice shapes and pasting onto sturdier material like used cardboard.  Cut the excess cardboard out.  Then you can punch a hole and even hang on your tree next Christmas!  You can also make bookmarks with this process. 

If you don't want to mess around with paste and cardboard, you can just string along a bunch of shapes cut from the wrapping paper.  Hang on your wall or window.  Use interesting stencils or favorite cookie cutters to form shapes.

Use a paper shredder or if you don't have one, you can just use your scissors.  Cut used wrapping paper up into little strips to be used at packing material for your future wrappings.

Recycle them by laying them flat under some fabric and then ironing them (lowest setting).  Roll them up for future use.


Volunteer Opps: Patak ng Pag-Asa

Armed with hope and encouragement, a group of college students from Christ's Youth in Action went on mission to Pampanga. They spent their days sharing the good news among the Aeta communities of Nabuklod and Kamachile.

Seeing that there is a need to do more than just spiritual feeding, they created "Patak ng Pagasa."

Patak ng Pagasa is a project that plans to raise up funds to restore their broken pipe lines and thus provide clean water in the Aeta communities.

To know more about the project click here

One World One Heart

If you're a blogger and would like the chance to win handmade artsy finds from all around the world, this event is for you.  This year is the 5th and last time so make sure you don't put off joining this year!  

Papemelroti will be offering a unique jewelry piece that we are sure you will love so watch out for that. Click here for more info


- Jan. 1 to 7 - Annual Papemelroti Sale at the main branch click for map (closed on Sundays.

- Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sundays) - Concert at the Park, 5 PM, Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium more info

- Jan. 6 (Thursday) -  Opening of Sinulog Festival, Cebu City more info

- Jan. 7 & 8 (1st Friday & Saturday) - SM Trash to Cash at all SM Supermalls at 8 AM -2 PM

- Jan. 7 (1st Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City

- Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (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, La Salle Greenhills contact or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule 

- Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Fridays) - Paco Park Presents, 6 PM, Paco Park  more info

- Jan. 8 (2nd Sat) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Market! Market! Transport Terminal, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

- Jan. 10, 17, 24, (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Prayer Group, 7:30 PM, 3/F Obispado De Cubao in Lantana St. (in front of Immaculate Concepcion Parish), Cubao more info

- Jan. 14 (2nd Fri) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Glorietta 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati City

- Jan. 21 (3rd Fri) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- Jan. 22 (Sat) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, MarQuee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

- Jan. 26 (Wed) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, UP Diliman Campus, AS Parking, Quezon City

- Jan. 28-29 (Fri-Sat) - 14th Metro Job Fair, Starmall Trade Hall, 2/F, 10 AM to 6 pm more info

- Jan. 30 (Thurs) - Start of One World One Heart Giveaways more info

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*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


A New Day with Our Maker

Each day can bring a battle-scarred feeling without our inner core strengthened through faith.  We were made for a reason and only our God knows what our true purpose is.  Our challenge is to take care of our spiritual life and to start now. 

For those of you who want to start your prayer life this month we highly recommend the Word Among Us reflection guide which we use daily.  For the free online version, click here


Papemelroti Updates 

1. Big Annual Sale at our Main Branch!  Until Jan. 8 only!  Click here for map

2. Umagang Kay Ganda early morning TV show guests Papemelroti artist Robert Alejandro on Dec. 29, 2010.  They featured our 2011 planners.

3. We'd like to thank all of you who've shopped at Papemelroti this Christmas and all throughout 2010!  We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will let us know if you have any suggestions for us to improve our products and services! 

Reseller's Corner:

Start the year right by making a business strategy.  This will help you focus on what's important by defining your goals for the coming days, months and whole year.

Begin identifying realistic output you want to see at year's end.  Do you want to increase profits by 20% or more?  Break this down with the steps on how you will proceed.  Will you focus on expanding your market share, intensify your marketing campaign, step up on customer service or all of the above?

Make sure that when all the plans are set, these are cascaded to the whole company so as to ensure unity of purpose. 

We'd also like to share what we do as a company and that is to dedicate our business to God.  We live by this principle in faith "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it" - Psalm 127:1

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

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New Papemelroti Products! 

  • New Elegant Jewelry with buttons and bows with glamour in tow.  There are only a few pieces per design.  So many different styles!

  • #215-375-1 Picture Frame Scrapbook is available in different cover designs.  Personalize the cover by adding a picture.  With 30 inside sheets.  Made of 100% unbleached recycled paper.  P89 / $2.55 each click here to see

  • #213-55  Birdy Bag  made of canvas pictures a happy bird on a branch.  Great to use for slinging around personal items.  P139 / $3.98 each click here

  • #298  Woven Slip Pockets give off a native indigenous feel.  Use for packaging or packing in some travel necessities.  Small - Medium - Large sizes available.  Limited supply only.  P10 / P14 / P24 or $0.29 / $0.40 / $0.68 click to see

  • #215-364-5  Large Spiral Journal can be used for grand journaling or scrapbooking.  Covers vary.  P339 / $9.69

  • Trinket Holder and French Memo Board are quaint items as part of a livelihood program for Kidney Friends.  Nice as girlie gifts.

  • #9099 New Designs Square Pads made of 100% recycled paper.  Click here

  • #7006 New Designs Small Colored Notebook made of 100% recycled paper.  Click here

  • Gift suggestions?  Click here.  More products at our shops!  Click here.

  • Click here to order or inquire about these items.

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 5198014
SM Megamall 6319860
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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