So, I was day dreaming a few weeks back about my childrens futures and a horrible image came to mind. I imagined my children with better typing skills than writing skills. I imagined them being unfamiliar with the thoughtfulness of a traditional letter, a love note, a hand written birthday card. I cringed. Then, I got creative. I decided to design a set of open ended cards, specifically designed for children to create their own designs, put their own love and send their own messages to their loved ones. The cards are inspired by children's coloring books, bits and pieces are already colored to spark creativity, with the rest outlined to add their own touch. There's even a set of stickers to add to the card and envelopes.
They are still in the developmental stages, the first nature themed set will be available to the public September 1st, with a holiday set available October 1st. As always, the cards and envelopes will be made with 100% recycled materials.
I'm very excited about these and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Would you use these for your child? Could you see your child sending a card to grandma? His or her teacher? A friend's birthday?
We are making a big change here at print*pattern*paper with our printing practices. We have partnered with a fabulous green printing company to produce all our products, down to the stickers, tags and packaging materials using 100% recycled materials and soy ink. What isn't recycled (our plastic print protectors) is 100% biodegradable. We've also posted our green practices on our p3 web site. We believe it's important to be open to our customers about our efforts in being as environmentally responsible as possible. And as owner of Print*Pattern*Paper, it makes me so happy to offer you the purest form of art and accessories for your little ones. I think every child deserves that.
Why did we choose to print green? For starters, the environmental benefits are significant - rather than using virgin paper and petroleum-based inks, green printers use only recycled paper and soy- and vegetable-based inks, and offset their carbon emissions. Also, green printing produces the same level of quality as traditional printing, so you don’t have to sacrifice quality. And now green printing costs have become more competitive, so we no longer have to pay a ridiculous price to be environmentally responsible.
3 cheers for that!
And don't forget about our June Super Gift Certificate giveaway! You have until the 30th of June to send in your pics of print*pattern*paper's art or decor in your home! The lucky winner will receive a gift certificate worth $75- you can get LOTS of goodies with that! You can send them to my address, email@example.com.
Finally, we put the finishing touches on our site and launched last night! New additions to the site are our P3 Responsibility page, where we discuss how P3 incorporates environmental responsibility in our products and our workplace, and a brand new About page, with updated information and some new pics.
Last week, Ideal Bite Chicago blogged about my alphabet and wall cards!! I was very excited, they're a pretty big deal. So, I wanted to share the post!
I was contacted by Tess, the writer of artsyrubbish.com to let me know that one of my prints were included in her collection. What a pleasant surprise to stumble upon her! She has a really nice collection of found products that are made with recycled materials, not to mention her own work available at her own etsy shop. Take a look, I think you'll like what you see!
Starting June 1st, I am hosting a monthly $75 giveaway to my customers. All you have to do is submit a pic of how you use your recently purchased p3 products. It could be a room shot, cute nursery pic, a recycled bag full of your groceries, you writing a letter with our stationary, whatever. At the end of the month, I will pick a winner at random and it just might be you! Who couldn’t use something free these days!