An interesting info tidbit - did you know that the term "Earth Day" is in the public domain in the United States, so anyone can print it on a t-shirt, card, write it on their face, send a balloon bouquet or whatever you want with the phrase, BUT....in Canada, Earth Day is owned by a non-profit organization, protected by trademark law and CAN NOT be used except with express permission of the organization? Did you know that? I did not, but I do now because we received a very nice letter from the organization's lawyer letting us know. Good to know, because I assumed (bad move there, I know) that Earth Day was like Mother's Day and Valentine's Day - open to everyone. Yes in the United States, no in Canada. The good news is that the restriction applies only to product intended for Canada, not on items that we print for America.
Finally, next week is Spring Break in our neck of the woods, so if you're looking for something to do with the kids, make some handmade paper with one of these cool kits. It even includes a how-to video.
A life full of flowers - isn't that a life worth living! My daughters gave me these flowers for Easter and we continue to be blessed by their color and vigor. Even as the snow continues to fall, this touch of Spring reminds us that warmer weather is just around the corner.
With each plantable, seed-embedded card, invitation and favor that we ship from our facility here in Winnipeg, we too are sharing the gift of flowers. It's exciting to imagine the hundreds of thousands of wildflower patches that are thriving in gardens around the world.
So we're doing our part to improve this planet Earth, reducing water consumption, making local food choices and producing plantable paper from 100% post-consumer waste. Then in yesterday's headlines, I learned that there's a debate brewing in our home town over the issue of recycling glass. Seems the alternatives are either collect and ship to another province (at great cost and use of fuel) or send to the landfill where it is crushed and used to "pave" the roads. Frankly, neither alternative sits well with me, but the debate should be interesting and hopefully it will be constructive, yielding some good change.
Our thanks goes out to Jaime of the blog It's Jaime Thing for featuring Botanical PaperWorks' Plantable Wedding Cake Favors in the posting All You Need Is Love...So Plant Some!. And along with Jaime's posting, we have some great news - the price has been slashed to $1.25! We've made some improvements to our order processing, so we've passed the savings along to you.
Looking to do something memorable for Earth Day? We're loving these plantable coasters with an Earth Day theme. The flat, smooth seeded paper is perfect for printing an eco message and with Aprill 22 right around the corner, now's the time to finalize your Earth Day plans. With this eco-friendly piece, when the lucky recipient plants it, wildflowers grow right out of the 100% post-consumer waste paper!
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