When we were in Santa Fe, we spent quite a bit of time inside Santa Fe Hemp, which I mentioned in a previous post. While in the store, we saw this rack full of greeting cards, note cards, journals, envelopes and paper that were either made from hemp and/or had little seeds embedded in them. The ones with the seeds are designed so that when the person you send the card to is done with it, they can just throw it out in the garden or in a planter, keep it moist, and different kinds of plants and flowers would grow. How cool is that?
We were all set to buy a few of them when I turned the card over and saw that the company had its own website. So we decided to wait till we got home, look them up on the internet and order them directly. Good thing we did, as they were cheaper coming right from the source. The company is called Greenfield Paper and they sell all sorts of eco-friendly goodies. This is what they have to say about themselves:
At Green Field Paper, we are all about the paper- tree free paper. We offer both handmade paper and machine made hemp paper. It is our fine tactile Seed Embedded Paper (embedded with wildflower seeds) that we are known for throughout the world.
In this age of electronic communication, nothing can replace the heartfelt sentiment of a personal note or the contemplative process of putting pen to paper in your journal or sketch book.Our hemp or seeded paper can accomplish just that.
Since 1992, Green Field Paper handmade paper has been crafted one sheet at a time here in San Diego, California. Our machine-made Hemp Heritage paper is manufactured in New England, home of the first American paper mills. Our handmade paper includes Grow A NoteÂ® seed embedded plantable paper, our 100% Junk MailÂ® infused with our own junk mail paper, Gilroy garlic paper, infused with garlic skins for an elegant look, and Java paper made with coffee chaff.
Nicely put! So this year, instead of going out and buying off the shelf gift cards that just end up being recycled, or even worse, thrown away, we are going to buy a bunch of these cards to send to people, especially come Christmas time. As a general rule, we do not send a lot of cards through the year because of the amount of paper that is wasted. Call us Scrooges if you will, but the greeting card industry is notorious for creating holidays that we have to send cards for, and there are billions of cards sent every year that get tossed out within 5 minutes of receipt. So these hemp and/or recycled paper cards are perfect – no trees are harmed, no trash gets tossed, they can be planted and they have soy based inks on them. Check them out if you want to stop the greeting card madness!
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