Pulse Spotlight – Paper Moon – 11.25.12

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Fort Langley is the perfect place for taking your time to look around and enjoy the unique shops and restaurants.  Most of us already know this, but did you also know that it hosts one of the most adorable stores ever?  Paper Moon is in the recently renovated strip mall located on Glover Rd and has been there for over 12 years.  When I met the store’s Owner, Carrie Davis, it was easy to see where the fun-filled store gets its creative feel from.

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Prior to opening Paper Moon, Carrie sold office supplies for her Dad’s company, but felt that it wasn’t a job she wanted to do long-term.  She also deejayed with her sister, which came in handy later when choosing a name for her business.  Her and her sister chose the name Paper Moon from their extensive song lists.  It was a song written in the 30’s and was also used in a movie by the same name that was made in the 70’s.

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With the help and support of her parents, Carrie opened Paper Moon in October 2000.  For the first few years of the store’s opening, it carried a variety of supplies and products for scrapbooking, as well as some giftware.  Over the years, it has evolved into what Carrie describes now as “random objects of hilarity”.  I couldn’t agree more.

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Carrie has a passion for each of her hand-picked products that she carries in the store and you will probably find yourself laughing out loud at some of the fun items available.  She stocks products that she loves, but is also quick to stock the hottest trends, such as the moustache (moustache ornaments) and believe it or not, bacon themed items (bacon tie anyone?).

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Carrie assured me that the owl love that has lasted for almost 3 years now is still going strong (yahoo!), but the next thing on her radar is the dinosaur.  T-Rex’s are about to take over and Paper Moon is ready!

Some of the other popular lines carried in the store are Fred & Friends, Lug and Melissa & Doug.  The Anne Taintor line of products is exclusive to Paper Moon and offers a lot of laughs in the way of retro-looking magnets, napkins, and mugs with witty sayings on them.  You will also find an amazing, extensive selection of unique and funny cards.  Spend some time and you will definitely find the perfect card for your crazy friend, your weird aunt or your loveable, but quirky brother.

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You will also find everything you need to present your awesome gifts.  Off-beat wrapping paper, adorable gift bags, bows and tags are all available too.  Paper Moon is online and on Facebook, where their weekly specials are posted every Monday.  You can sign up on their website for e-news to stay in the loop on the latest and greatest being offered at the store.  In 2013, Paper Moon will offer online shopping too!

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Don’t be surprised if you lose hours of time in the store, buy random things that you never knew you needed, or get greeted by an adorable French Bulldog named Pho.  These are just a few of the crazy, fun things that happen at Paper Moon.

To celebrate the holidays, Carrie is gifting one of our readers a $50 gift card to spend at Paper Moon! Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. Winner will be chosen at random on December 10, 2012.

For an additional entry to win, please post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win $50 to spend at Paper Moon via @FVPulse  http://ht.ly/fyQeN”

Update: Congratulations to our winner. This contest is now closed.

Paper Moon
www.ilovepapermoon.com
9110 Glover Road, Fort Langley
Ring: 604.881.0022 



Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.



37 Responses to “Pulse Spotlight – Paper Moon – 11.25.12”

  1. lucy kabatoff says:

    I love your store. Hope I win.

  2. Taylor says:

    Sounds like a neat store. I would love to check it out.

  3. Darlene says:

    I LOVE this store! My daughter introduced me to it 12 years ago. Great for teachers! I want to win this!

  4. MGroeneveld says:

    I always thought this store looked interesting, but now I will definitely take a look!

    Thanks!

  5. natasha says:

    i can’t go to ft. langley without visiting your store – love it in there!

  6. Kelly says:

    This is such a great store with the perfect gifts for everyone. Hope I win!

  7. Yvette S says:

    I had no idea this store was in Fort Langley! I see several things to I want to buy just from the pictures posted above. I can’t wait to check out this store :)

  8. Dee W. says:

    I love to shop in these stores, I can spend hours just laughing, which is what we need more of. I will certainly be visiting this sstorevery soon. Thankyou so much, for passing on this info.

  9. Michelle says:

    I discovered this store a few years ago and a unique card coillection Carrie brings in. I started buying the cards for my husband and now every special occasion he looks most forward to the next card in his collection.
    The funny thing is I always go in for a card and leave with a bag of fun things I coudn’t resist. Carrie does an amazing job buying for Paper Moon, and the Christmas window is hilarious!

  10. Jeanette says:

    Never knew the store was around, but love the pictures in the article. Will stop by next time I’m in the area. I already see things I’d buy!

  11. Wiebke says:

    Great store! Love Pho!:)

  12. Joan Topp says:

    Will definitely be by to check out this store. Anything written on Fraser Pulse has proven to be worth a visit.

  13. Cathy says:

    I agree!!! I used to work next door and Kat and I loved spending time in Paper Moon with Carrie!!! you could hear us laughing a block away!!!

  14. Joanne says:

    I love your store best place to shop in Fort Langley and the owner is always so friendly. Can’t wait to come do my Christmas shopping :)

  15. Cindy Frank says:

    I would love to come and visit your store, my son would love the bacon tie. I definitely need to come and check that out!

  16. Kelly says:

    I didn’t know about this great looking Store before now. I LOVE that FVP introduces us to these wonderful places. Looks like to trip to Fort Langley is in order!!

  17. Poppy says:

    I love Paper Moon, I always find the best stocking stuffers there.

  18. Jen says:

    I love your store!!! I hope to win

  19. Jeannelle says:

    I love paper moon! would be awesome to win!

  20. Jenn K says:

    I love Paper Moon! Great Store!

  21. Jacquie says:

    Looks like a cute store…should come check it out!

  22. Erin Evans says:

    Such a fun store!

  23. Every Christmas one of my annual stops is Paper Moon to get the people who enjoy funky, cool and unique gifts their fix. One year the hit was “Crazy Cat Lady Board Game” that was a prize during Christmas Trivia tradition anyways, would totally LOVE to have some extra dough to spend there…..Happy Holidays

  24. Christina says:

    Such an awesome store! Would be easy to spend this :)

  25. Jessy says:

    Holy smokes that looks fun! Those moustache ornaments would make a great post-Movember gift! :)

  26. kim says:

    Thank yo for the chance! Merry Christmas. :-)

  27. Christopher says:

    Sweet, that would help with some neat stocking stuffers!

  28. Emilia T says:

    Looks wonderful online, I will come by

  29. Margaret says:

    I have watched this little store transform from it’s original roots into the most unique, eclectic and fun store that I know. Just try and go in there and not come out with a smile on your face and an amazingly cool find. Carrie has a great talent as a buyer and merchandiser and is shows in every inch of the Paper Moon. How could you not love it? Carrie and Pho are pretty cool too!

  30. Crystal says:

    I love Fort Langley and visiting Paper Moon!

  31. tanya ci says:

    Sock Monkey love :-)

  32. Kaitlin says:

    Looks like a great place for wedding invitation supplies!

  33. Debbie says:

    cute store!

  34. Oh how I’d love this. Been wanting a Ft. Langley shopping trip for a while!

  35. Leanne says:

    Best store in the Fraser Valley! Love Paper Moon!

  36. Erinn says:

    Such a great store…can always find something unique and great customer service.

  37. Meghan says:

    Great write up and photos, I’ll definitely make a trip down to check out Paper Moon (hopefully with a $50 gift card prize in hand *fingers crossed*!).

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