How cool is this? Botanical PaperWorks has just launched THREE new product lines that grow edible herbs when the paper is planted. The paper is embedded with seeds of parsley, oregano and basil (called the Fresh Herb blend) that germinate and grow into edible plants when the paper is planted in soil.
#1 - Grow-A-Garden Calendar
The first new product is the Grow-A-Garden Calendar. Each seed paper page is embedded with a different herb or vegetable seed - six of them in total.
Each month grows a different crop, so that you'll be able to grow an entire salad's worth of vegetables and herbs by the end of the year. Here's what you'll grow:
It's cool to be able to choose either wildflowers or Fresh Herbs now when ordering wedding invitations and save-the-dates. And the Grow-A-Garden calendar will be perfect for Christmas gift-giving. Enjoy!
Even people who love stationery need some bling, right? I love this ampersand necklace from Christina Kober Designs. Plated with 18 carat gold, the necklace was designed with beautiful symbolism. Here's what she says:
"Are you part of an and? I'm part of an "and": Christina & Dan. This tiny, three letter word can hold a lot of meaning, connecting two people together through love, friendship, and commitment. Wearing this symbol, the ampersand, is a simple way to show your connection and your commitment."
I think this necklace appeals to me because with a love of stationery also comes a love of typography. And speaking of which, I'm in love with this new (and free) font called Intro Inline found thanks to Pugly Pixel. Enjoy!
One gift I'm really looking forward to giving this Christmas is this pop-up calendar from The Paper Place in Toronto. Each month has a tab and you pull it up to reveal the month. This one has scenes from favorite fairy tales and the other one has something else that I can't remember and it's wrapped so I can't check.
Is there one particular gift you're excited to give?
I'm a huge fan of baker's twine and this year, I'm pairing it with these plantable seed paper gift tags and neutral-colored gift boxes. Throughout the year, I've been putting aside white and kraft boxes to use at Christmas, and together with the seed paper gift tags, the result is gift packaging that is fresh and eco all at the same time.
Now to practice my handwriting!
UPDATE #1: I bought the baker's twine online from The Twinery. Check out their amazing selection of colors!
UPDATE #2: You can also get baker's twine from Paper Source. The big spool of red is sold out online but the little red one is available. And lucky you if you get to shop in person at one of their fabulous stores.