How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? You know the one’s that have to do with getting organized and reducing clutter? Hopefully, they are coming along better for you than they are for me. Just the other day I was looking for a place to stash all the cute and wonderful Christmas and birthday cards I received last month. I like to keep all the photo cards we receive, and I have a hard time recycling all the other cards that include well wishes and lovely sentiments from friends and family.. at the same time I’m trying to reduce clutter. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have been trying to think of ideas that are more eco-friendly and won’t clutter up my loved one’s desk, or end up in the recycling bin..
So when I came across these adorable cards with plantable paper from Botanical PaperWorks, that imaginary light above my head went on! The paper on these cards is embedded with wildflower seeds. The recipient just has to plant the paper, cover lightly with soil, water and in a few weeks they will have a beautiful little wildflower garden.
The Sparkletots are all about flowers right now, so these I Love Flowers Plantable Valentine’s Day Cards will be perfect for them to give to their little friends. A sweet love message and science project all rolled up into one little card!
I particularly like these one with the bees. The Will You Bee Mine pack of cards mentions the importance of flowers for the bees. The colors are vibrant and the images are bold and darling.
Botanical PaperWorks also has some great Valentines for adults too. I know a couple of grandmas that would get a kick out of these cards.
To go with your plantable card you could give an inexpensive terracotta planter covered in cute fabric using the tutorial found at Lavender and Limes. Using some fabric and Mod Podge you can make some pretty fun plant pots to plant the seed paper in.
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Nothing like chocolate, candy hearts and spreading love!