Our Story

Selah Paper aims to create thoughtful stationery and gifts to bring encouragement, truth, and joy into people’s lives. Our artwork features modern calligraphy and playful design, and are first written and painted by hand before being digitized for print. We hope our products encourage and comfort those who receive them. 

Meet the Artist

Hi, I'm Sarah! I picked up my first nib in 2013 and fell in love. I am a self-taught calligrapher and have enjoyed experimenting my way through this art. Calligraphy taught me to slow down and savour the Word of God. The truths I found in scripture have changed my life.

For years, calligraphy was just a hobby. However in 2020, after going through a season of grief, I felt called to start Selah Paper. I quit my job at the time and designed our shop's first products - sympathy cards. They were born out of my own story and I haven't looked back since.

I currently live in Mississauga with my husband Alex and feel extremely blessed to be doing this! Thank you so much for dropping by!

What We Believe

We believe that hope and life come from God alone. Saturated in everything we create is a longing to share the love that we have received from Christ. Through our products, we want to encourage and equip people by pointing them to the Word of God, so they may experience saving grace and the heights, depths, and lengths of God’s love for them.

se·lah: pause & reflect

Selah is a mysterious word written in the Bible. It’s easy to miss, but I noticed it one day, italicized and huddled near the margin of the page, at the end of a psalm.

It’s a Hebrew word transliterated to English and found 74 times in the Old Testament, mainly in Psalms. It’s written but not said. Some scholars say “selah” is written as a musical direction for instrumentals while others believe it is an instruction for the reader to pause and reflect on what had been said or read.

What a beautiful mystery this word is. Selah. Pause. Reflect on what you just read. Savour Him. Marvel at His works. Praise Him. Much like we say hallelujah or amen, I believe this word to be something of the same vein.