Tue - Thur: 10am - 5:30pm • Fri - Sat: 10am - 3pm • After hours by appointment | 337-564-6705 | 3101 Ernest Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

"We're having a party," are our four favorite words at PaperSmith.

We truly believe there is always something to celebrate. . . from weddings and birthdays, to the birth of a friend's grandchild, a first apartment or new job, we've been helping our customers plan the perfect event and find the perfect gift for almost 10 years.


In 2003, Sara Smith began creating invitations for events she planned while serving as development director at a local elementary school. Before long, she was creating and designing for friends and colleagues, and in 2005 opened LaGrenouille, an invitation shop only a couple of blocks from our current location. Seven years later, PaperSmith was born, and offerings grew to include many top lines of invitations, stationery and paper goods, as well as gifts and chocolates.


Laura Schindler, Sara's niece, began working at PaperSmith during college summers and holidays. After finishing LSU in May of 2013, she came back to Lake Charles and back to PaperSmith full time. "There's no place I'd rather work," was her reply when offered her old job. She has mastered invitation design and production, and is top-notch when it comes to customer service.


Sara and Laura have help from a team of like-minded assistants known as "The ShopGirls." One or two will be on hand any given day, assisting customers, unpacking new treasures, or on the road with shows and markets. Pop-up shops and trunk shows are popular at PaperSmith, and the venue is always open for hosting small meetings and get-togethers.


We've put together a stellar collection of invitations, party goods and the most unique and unexpected gifts in Southwest Louisiana. Pair that with our Personal Service and, well, come see for yourself. . . we'll help make your celebration all you imagine!

Celebrations Gifts