The word Papyrus (pah·pie·rus) comes from the earliest form of paper crafted from the papyrus plant. PAPYRUS was founded in the family kitchen of Marcel and Margrit Schurman in 1950.
Inspired by a love of fine art, they had a vision for products of uncompromising quality which provided the starting point from which genuine personal connections are made. They presented their products in an inviting gallery setting to encourage engagement with the products and with a friendly helpful staff.
60 years and over 400 stores later, we are now united behind the Schurman Retail Group banner and operate multiple retail brands; PAPYRUS, Carlton Cards Retail, American Greetings retail and Paper Thread.
Under the leadership of Marcel’s and Margrit’s daughter, Dominique Schurman, Schurman Retail Group is charting a future shaped by modern, relevant and elegant design. Across North America, Schurman Retail Group, under its retail brands, offers an ever-expanding array of products including custom printed announcements, products for entertaining, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags, stationery, note cards, journals and unique gift products.