All Things Faith & Calligraphy
Selah Paper was founded in 2020 with the desire to create thoughtful products that speak to people’s hearts and brighten their homes. We use modern calligraphy and playful design to create faith-based artwork as well as everyday stationery items.
All our designs are first written or painted by hand and then digitized to print. We hope our products encourage and comfort those who receive them.
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.
My career path is definitely not linear! I completed my BSc in Biology & Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto. After working a few years as a consultant in the world of pharma, I left my job to begin Selah Paper in 2020. I feel extremely blessed to be doing this.
I currently live in Mississauga with my husband Alex. A few fave things include: coffee, church, taking photos, 80’s rock, cheese, bouldering, morning devos, sudokus, my plants, new notebooks, Tom Hanks movies, and that fancy first stroke of a fresh nib!
Thank you so much for dropping by... welcome!
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. Our mission is 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.
To 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 one of the psalms.
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.