Posted by rene.bross on 13. November 2011 14:36
Buying all that disposable wrapping paper during the holidays is not only expensive, but takes a toll on our landfill and the environment. Just think of all that trash that is gathered up late Christmas morning after all the presents have been unwrapped. Wrapping paper from holiday gifts is largely to blame for a 25 percent spike in curbside trash volume between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. Fortunately, there are pretty and festive alternatives to paper wrapping.
GreenGiftWrapping.com offers pre-sized fabric wraps that assemble easily with the pull of a ribbon. The fabric wraps can be re-used dozens of times and can even be laundered if necessary. Japanese Furoshiki is a beautiful way to wrap a gift and the wrap actually is a gift in and of itself. Learn the art of Furoshiki here. For an extra shiny effect and a different twist on recycled paper, recycled aluminum foil adds shiny happiness. Tie on some colorful raffia or a reusable fabric ribbon to finish the look or tie on a compact flourescent bulb instead of a bow. Decorate your packages with found elements in your backyard such as pine cones, pine sprigs, berries or other greenery. If you still want to go the paper gift wrap route, make sure it's made of 100% recycled paper and printed with soy-based inks. With these tips, cutting down on holiday waste should be easy- now if we can only get the toy manufacturers to do the same!
Posted by rene.bross on 5. November 2011 12:57
We' are so excited to release our new and fabulous 2-sided Holiday Photo Card designs for 2011. These fun and festive photo cards feature personalization on both sides of the card. Some have photos featured on both sides for even more memory sharing! As with all our cards, these new designs are printed eco-frienldy on 100% recycled, matte card stock and come with 100% recycled white envelopes. Make an impression this holiday season.. Check out all of our 2011 Holiday Card Designs here.
Posted by rene.bross on 9. September 2011 09:35
Fall is almost here and if you are in the midst of planning a baby shower this time of year, there's nothing cuter than the Little Pumpkin Baby Shower theme. Decorations are as easy as a fall breeze, with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and various fall colors are readily available. Gather some colorful fall leaves, Gerber daisys, candles and ribbons to complete a fabulous table scape. Mini pumpkins make perfect placecard holders and bottles of orange crush add additional color. We hope these photos inspire your Pumpkin Baby Shower!
Photo credits clockwise from upper left: Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Invitation from My Good Greetings; Mason Jars: Ideas by Krista; Tablescape: Wedding Planning Institute; Baby Pumpkin Hat: Special Baby Shower Gifts; Little Pumpkin Cake: Cake Central; Pumpkin Cake Pops: Goodness Gracious; Little Pumpkin Ribbons: Baby Shower Decorations
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 10. August 2011 09:22
If a new little sailor has just joined your family, announce it in nautical style with one of our new Nautical Themed Birth Announcements. Not only are these announcements ultra fashionable but also printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC certified, matte card stock and arrive with 100% recycled white envelopes. Stylish and "green" - what could be better than that? Check out all our gorgeous boy birth announcements here.
Posted by rene.bross on 24. June 2011 08:46
Introducing your newborn to an eco-friendly lifestyle starts well before they are actually born. And hosting a green baby shower doesn't have to be daunting. It can actually be very fun and creative with many fun decorating ideas drawn from mother earth. Start with a party invitation printed on 100% recycled paper with 100% recycled envelopes such as the Eco Friendly Garden Shower Invite from My Good Greetings. Be sure to add a note asking guests to forego traditional gift wrap.
Think as green as possible for party decorations utilizing recycled papers and greenery from the yard. Forget the disposable plates and utensils and break out your good china instead. Don't have a china set? Don't worry, think about borrowing pieces from friends or other hosts. Mix and matched china can make a unique and beautiful tablescape. Use potted flowers as table decorations and then give them away as party favors. Tree sapplings potted in reusable glass jars with a name tag make for great place settings and each guest can plant them later in babies name. Sachets of burlap tied with raffia and filled with wildflower seeds also make great favors. Encourage cloth diapers as gifts or collect donations for a month or two of diaper service.
Buy local produce and ingredients as much as possible. A visit to your local farmer's market may inspire more green ideas as well. Be sure to talk with the vendors- they often have wonderful ideas. And when the festivities are over be sure to recycle as much as possible and compost the food scraps. Set up easy to spot recycle bins for guests to use. We hope the following collage board inspires your next green party event. Be sure to read the photo credits which will lead to more wonderful ideas.
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Diaper Cake: A Birdie Told Me, Eco Friendly Garden Baby Shower Invitation: My Good Greetings, Green Cupcakes: Baby Shower Food, Footprint Hand-held Fan with Seed Circle: Good Day Asheville, Mason Jar Greenery: Hey Now Whoa Now