Posted by rene.bross on 5. September 2011 12:11
We are so excited about our New Holiday Photo Cards for 2011!! Here are just a few of our favorite designs. You can check out all our designs and choose your favorite for this holiday season here. As with all of our cards these holiday cards are printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC certified, matte card stock and arrive with 100% recycled, white envelopes. Green your holiday with eco-friendly holiday photo cards from My Good Greetings!
Posted by rene.bross on 15. March 2011 16:37
For the first time precious Baptism and Christening Announcements and Invitations can be found at My Good Greetings! As with all our cards, these beautiful Christening Announcements are printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC Certified card stock and ship with 100% recycled envelopes. Choose from a number of dainty designs for your little one's special day. Need something more custom? Just ask customer service, we're always happy to help with your special design needs!
Posted by Rene.Bross on 13. July 2010 12:51
Curbside composting comes to Spokane, WA this week beginning July 12th. If you live in Spokane and have a green yard waste bin that's picked up weekly by your curbside garbage service, you can now throw food scraps and food soiled paper products- paper towels, pizza boxes, napkins etc. into your green yard waste bin for composting. No you won't get the nutrient-rich dirt for your own garden, but you don't have to foot the expense of an expensive composting bin either. According to the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, recycling your food scraps could potentially reduce the amount of material you place in your regular curbside garbage bin. You may then be able to "downsize" that cart and save money on your monthly bill! You'll also be saving water and electricity by not using your in-sink disposal unit as much.
For a full list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for your Food Scrap/Yard debris bin click here.
Posted by Rene.Bross on 2. July 2010 14:29
We are thrilled to announce that Bay Area artist/illustrator Ceci Bowman has teamed with My Good Greetings to bring you a variety of new, fun and whimsical party invitations, which are printed on 100% recycled, FSC Certified card stock. Ceci's designs are very unique and superbly stylish, which will give your party that extra flair you're looking for. We especially love Ceci's new Bridal Shower Dance Invitation set! If I received this invite in the mail, I'd RSVP Yes! immediately!
Posted by Rene.Bross on 28. May 2010 13:38
You asked for it, and now they're finally here-- Our new line of eco-friendly designer Wedding Invitations have arrived! Our gorgeous Wedding Invitation packages are not only contemporary and hip in design, but are also printed on deluxe recycled heavyweight card stock with a lovely texture. These invitations look as fabulous as they feel. Made with 30% post consumer waste, many designs come in the option of cream or white paper colors. Matching recycled envelopes are included with the invitations. And as with all of our cards, no plastics are ever used in our recycled packaging. Wedding Invitation packages are fully customizable and you can choose from matching invitation, save the date cards, response or rsvp cards, reception insert cards, directions insert cards and thank you cards. Celebrate your love for each other and the environment with My Good Greetings Wedding Invitations.
Posted by Rene.Bross on 22. February 2010 13:48
If you've read our last blog entry (see below), you already are familiar with how My Good Greetings worked with Linda Lee to create custom notecards featuring the artwork by children in the Cambodian orphanage. What I didn't mention, when I wrote that entry, was that the reason the drawings were outlined and not colored in was because the children at the orphanage did not have any colored markers. When I learned this, it broke my heart. Being a graphic designer in the US- and someone who takes so much prosperity for granted, my heart ached when I learned that these children with their big, bright smiles, didn't have colors for their wonderful artwork. I immediately decided that I would put together a care package of colored markers and my assistant Dawn added loads of colored pencils and sharpeners. We boxed it all up and mailed it off to the orphanage with a friendly note. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to receive these wonderful photos back in return. Just look at these darling kids. I wish them many happy drawings!
Posted by Rene.Bross on 6. November 2009 13:36
I think we can all agree that making green choices isn't always easy- or the most convenient. Sure, it's easier to shoot off to the grocery store without a care in the world, and say "paper or plastic"- then remembering to bring your reusable bags. Sure it's easier to throw your empty aluminum cans and plastic milk containers right into the kitchen garbage can- then walking the few extra steps to the garage and the recycling bin. Sure it's easier to let the water run the entire time you brush your teeth- then remembering to shut the faucet off while you brush. Sure it's easier to buy a plastic bottle of water with your to-go lunch- then remembering to bring your reusable steel water bottle. Life is definitely more convenient, and completely mindless to take the non-green route. But is it better in the long-run? Is easier and convenient always better?
At My Good Greetings, we believe that the extra effort to make mindful, conscious, green decisions- even small little green decisions- add up to make a BIG difference in the long run. That's why in addition to making green choices in our every day life, we strive to make green decisions with our products and how we ship our products. Sure it's easier (and cheaper) to shrink wrap our cards in plastic and fill the box with packing peanuts or sealed plastic air. But what will that do to the environment in the long run? That shrink wrap and those packing peanuts would go right in the garbage- to lie for an eternity in landfill without ever decomposting. We believe that easier isn't always better so we choose to wrap our cards in 100% recycled, FSC Certifed paper and seal the wrap with a 100% recycled sticker and place it in a recycled cardboard box with recycled kraft paper stuffing- all of which will decompose quite nicely and quickly. Thank you very much! And we think it looks a lot cuter than plastic shrink wrap- I bet mother nature would think so too!
Posted by Rene.Bross on 21. October 2009 10:21
I'm so proud of my husband Tom! He submitted an article to LegalZoom.com (who we used to form our LLC) and they called right away to say that they were going to publish it on their website and include it in an email blast. I hadn't read the article prior to him submitting it, so it was so wonderful to read it on the LegalZoom website with the rest of the world. I was beaming with pride! Here's the first paragraph, then click to read the rest:
My Story: Tom Bross
When I told my father in law that I was quitting my job to start an
Internet business he looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't
ordered. I don't blame him. I had a job that paid well and the
recession was just underway. Every business has a story. This is ours
in a nutshell; what motivated us to make a change and take a chance,
what led us to our big idea and we came to launch MyGoodGreetings.com
... Click to read the rest.
Posted by Rene.Bross on 23. August 2009 10:14
Yes, it's true! The kiddos go back to school this week which means Halloween is right around the corner. We're sad to see the fun of summer end, but we love what's to come- the beautiful fall trees, caramel apples and hot apple cider, pumpkin picking and fun costumes. Fall is a great time to reconnect with friends and family and there's no better way then with a photo greeting card from My Good Greetings. This fall season we have a number of new, hip and fun Halloween and Fall designs all printed on 100% recycled, FSC Certified, heavyweight card stock with 100% recycled, white envelopes. Here's a couple of our favorites. To see the entire Fall line-up click here.
Posted by Rene.Bross on 19. August 2009 13:18
Guest designer Dasha Wagner has done it again! She has designed two of the most adorable twin birth announcements we've seen in a long time. These twin birth announcements feature contemporary colors and hip, modern design with beautiful typography. Make a stunningly beautiful eco-friendly statement with these announcements printed on 100% recycled, FSC Certified, heavyweight paper stock. Your birth announcements- and your little cutie pies- will be the talk of the town!