Best of Our Valley 2019 Spotlight: The Paper Place, ‘Best Gift Shop’

For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.

Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2019, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

The Best of spotlight is on The Paper Place, who claimed Best Gift Shop. Congrats, The Paper Place!

Photo: The Paper Place

AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about The Paper Place – 

Owners Nancy Silver & Betsy Hendricks: For more than 40 years we have enjoyed the never-boring, creative challenge of searching out delightfully unusual gifts, cards and invitations for an astonishing range of occasions and themes. Our mother Judy Silver opened the store with Nancy in 1978. Betsy joined the business in 1992 making the Paper Place officially a sister act. We have loved being the place for everything social.

AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
NS & BH:
 Being named Best of our Valley is in great part, a tribute to our customers, now in the third generation, who come to us with the special moments in their lives. That personal connection is the foundation and most treasured aspect of our business

AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?

NS & BH: It brings new faces in to our store and we hope the start of new relationships that will carry on for many years.

AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
NS & BH: 
We unlock the doors and get to work.

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