Seed-sons Greetings


Earlier this week I opened my trusty trove of Christmas cards…only to realize I was down to ELEVEN. That’s not even enough to send warm holiday wishes out to my family, let alone my friends and the boyfriend’s fam. After a mini panic attack, I decided to check out what one of my most favourite Canadian stationery companies had going on…and I was, as always, giddy with excitement with what I found.



I’m talking about Botanical Paperworks – makers of plantable paper products. Unfamiliar? Here’s the scoop: all of their gear – from invitations to greeting cards to journals – is actually made from post-consumer materials. That means no trees were harmed in the delivery of your seasons greetings. When the recipient of your card is done with the season – and logically your card – all they have to do is plop it in a pot and it’ll bloom into flowers, herbs, or vegetables depending on what your particular paper piece is embedded with.

For me, this is an *amazing* revelation. I’ve always felt weird / guilty giving people cards when I’m relatively eco-conscious in so many areas of my life. I actually have an end use for Christmas cards (I repurpose them into gift boxes), but to give my card recipients a gift within their card? That’s just awesome.

Now, if you’re already set on the Xmas card front, don’t think I don’t have *more* gift-giving ideas for you. As mentioned, Botanical Paperworks has a sweet line-up of products beyond cards. Personally I’m loving the plantable eco calendar that comes in its own silver tin – at $20 it’s an awesome Secret Santa or hostess gift, or even something for your coworkers or in-laws.



On the stocking stuffer front, there’s a ton of cute pocket notepads all at $4.50 a piece, or spend a little more and get a set of three notebooks for just $9.95. And yes ALL of this stuff is plantable. So after you’ve spent months jotting down to-do lists and writing love notes, you can turn it into something pretty. And finally, a piece of lovely and exciting news that sort of explains why I work hard at making this blog Canadian-focused. Namely, when you shop at Canadian stores – even online ones – you’re bound to find efficiencies in shipping times and costs. Believe it or not you can still stock up on gifts and have guaranteed delivery for Christmas all the way till December 14th. And right now, you can actually score free shipping as well when you spend $49 or more.

Consider this my call for you to run out (or click over) and grab some awesome Christmas cards and paper products for your holiday gift-giving this year. To give one lucky reader a head start, I’m giving away a package of goodies from Botanical Paperworks valued at $70 including everything you see in the picture above AND your choice of one of the packs of plantable Christmas cards (personally I adore the two-fer set featuring the Peace Dove & Christmas Tree). Here’s how you enter:

1) Leave a comment below before December 13th and tell me which Christmas card collection you’d choose if you were the lucky winner (hint: check their online store). Be sure to use a valid email address when posting so I can contact you if you win!

2) Entries are limited to one per person per email address (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 13th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Residents of Canada that have reached the age of majority in their province / state. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry Time: You’ve got two shots to earn bonus entries here. One, if you like Botanical Paperworks on Facebook. Two, if you follow Botanical Paperworks on Twitter. Tell me which ones you do in the comments and you’ll earn bonus entries – although as always, keep in mind honesty IS the best policy cause I do follow up to see if you actually did these things 🙂

If you’re looking for full rules & regs, you can always reach me at canadiangiftguide -at- gmail – dot- com. Seasons greetings!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ENTERING!

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121 Responses to “Seed-sons Greetings”
  1. Ali G says:

    I would choose the Spruce Tree set or the Wise Men set; no, deffo the Wise Men set. I liked BP on FB.

    Thanks!

  2. Andrea Bilec says:

    I would choose the Love the Earth set. What a cool idea! So much better than tossing out your old cards year after year! And pretty to boot! I liked Botanical Paperworks on Facebook as well as Twitter. My handles on both are Andrea Bilec.

  3. Barb B says:

    Plantable Wise Men for sure!

  4. Vesper says:

    I like the Plantable Winter Wonderland

  5. Holly Sproule says:

    The reindeer plantable christmas card set! And I ‘liked’ it on FB.

  6. Elaine Miller says:

    winter wonderland plantable!

  7. Diane Brunet says:

    That is a very awesome idea and especially for the gardeners on your list.

  8. Erin says:

    I’d choose the Baby It’s Cold Outside set!

  9. Erin says:

    I’m following on Twitter @erockspell

  10. simplyrobby says:

    Love this!! I am so excited to know about them 😀 However I have no idea what I’ll do if I ever get a card that’s made by them because I’m the type to keep my cards :(…But the calendars are wonderful!

    If I had to choose which set to get for my friends…I would say the “Plantable Holiday Postcard Set” because the reindeers are so cute! Although the “Plantable Sweet Joy Christmas Card Set: Green & Pink” is also quite nifty because it can grow cinnamon basil, how useful!

    Regardless of whether or not I win this contest, I am definitely going to order some stationary now lol

    I also followed Botanical Paperworks on Twitter and liked their Facebook page 🙂

  11. Gemma says:

    I’d pick the Plantable Reindeer Holiday Card

  12. Veronica says:

    I’d love the Plantable Cardinals Christmas Cards Set!

  13. Deidre says:

    I like the Plantable Reindeer as well – very cute!

  14. Evelyn says:

    I would choose the Plantable Cardinals Christmas Card

  15. audrey says:

    I like the winter wonderland set. All are beautiful. I used some plantable paper last year that didn’t specify what seeds were in it and got a nice variety of annual flowers. I use some of my cards for gift tags,etc. but I love this idea.I’d have to keep one for myself though.

  16. Tara Forshaw says:

    I’d choose the Peace Holiday card. I’m also following on Twitter and friended on Facebook!

  17. Maurey says:

    I would pick the Let it Snow set.

  18. donna l. says:

    I like the Plantable Cardinals set

  19. marge l. says:

    The Plantable Cardinals set is my choice

  20. nick a. says:

    My favourite is the plantable Cardinals set

  21. Pat Battles says:

    These are wonderful! I’d probably choose the Cardinals Plantable card set – but it’s a really tough choice!

  22. Pat Battles says:

    I have liked Botanical PaperWorks on facebook (same as my name) and on twitter @bcgirll

  23. Crystal Stevens says:

    I think the cardinals Christmas card set is just gorgeous and perfect for nature loving friends and family 🙂
    I also liked Botanical Paperworks on facebook.

  24. Brook says:

    I believe in the true meaning of Christmas…it seems sometimes, to be forgotten.
    For this reason I will keep with tradition and choose The Plantable Wise Men Christmas Cards. They are tradition and very contemporary! Lovely!

  25. My friends used botanical paperworks as their wedding favours and they actually worked! I had a fabo little herb garden — great product.

  26. I would choose the little notebooks with the elephants – very crafty!

  27. sean pynaert says:

    reindeer plantable xmas card
    spynaert@hotmail.com

  28. L Watson says:

    I like the christmas tree one.
    Years ago i received a bookmark similar to this.There were seeds in the paper. I planted it and got a bunch of nice flowers.

  29. Rebby says:

    I would really like the Plantable Season’s Greetings Christmas Card Set!

  30. Rebby says:

    I am following @plantablepaper on Twitter! @rebthecatsitter

  31. Rebby says:

    I like Botanical PaperWorks on Facebook! (Rebecca Roberts)

  32. Leigh S says:

    I love this idea! Would pick the PeaceDove?ChistmasTree myself but they are all lovely!

  33. Susan says:

    I like the Plantable Inspirational Greeting Cards set.

  34. Jennifer L. says:

    I really like the “Love the Earth Plantable Christmas Card”.

    I like Botanical Paperworks on Facebook (Jen Tam) and I follow them on Twitter (jentamar)

  35. cheryl mclellan says:

    Hmmm…I like them all, but I would choose Plantable Earth Christmas Card

  36. Patricia says:

    I really like the calendar set . Thatès a great gift!

  37. Carrie Chiasson says:

    I like the reindeer cards 🙂 And I like them on fb!! 🙂

  38. MANUEL VIZCAYA says:

    the Plantable Pinecone Christmas Cards Set

  39. Wonn says:

    the plantable Cardinals set

  40. Andrea Amy says:

    I would choose the baby its cold outside cards.

    I also liked Botanical PaperWorks on facebook and followed them on twitter.

    My facebook name is my real name Andrea Amy, and my twitter name is mommy2fiveboys.

  41. Meek says:

    Plantable Cardinals set is my favourite

  42. K P says:

    I would choose the Plantable Wise Men Christmas Cards Set. They’re all lovely – hard to choose just one.
    Thanks!

  43. Laney4 says:

    I like them all, but the Reindeer Plantable Christmas Cards Set really grabbed my attention. Rudolph reminded me of Operation Red Nose that we operate in our city (driving people home with their vehicles if they’ve been drinking).

  44. Judy says:

    the Peace Holiday card

  45. I love these products and have sent their Christmas cards and used the gift tags in past years. Trouble is I never thought to keep any for myself! I’d pick the Love the Earth card set. I like the donation idea and the Christmas tree really is me. I’ve been following on Twitter for some time now.

  46. LINDA SCHELL says:

    I would choose the elephant notebook pattern-love elephants!

  47. Christina says:

    Love the Earth Plantable Christmas Card

  48. Lori says:

    Brilliant idea! I’d choose the ‘Plantable Peace Holiday Card’.

  49. spamgirl says:

    Plantable Season’s Greetings Christmas Card – thanks!

  50. Debbie Petch says:

    I would prefer the really nice Let It Snow collection.

  51. Della Weremchuk says:

    I would choose the plantable cardinals, theyre adorable 🙂

  52. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I think I would choose the Love the Earth set
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  53. nikki robak says:

    I would choose the postcard set

  54. nikki robak says:

    followed on fb

  55. nikki robak says:

    followed on twitter

  56. kat says:

    Reindeer Plantable Christmas card.

  57. kat says:

    I have liked Botanical Paperworks on Facebook.

  58. diane says:

    I like the Reindeer Plantable Christmas cards.

  59. diane says:

    I have liked Botanical Paperworks on Facebook.

  60. diane says:

    I’m following Botanical Paperworks on Facebook.

  61. Karen Boatman says:

    I love the Plantable Christmas Cards and the Animal Notebooks – cute stuff!

  62. Jacqueline Larter says:

    I really love the Mittens Warmest Wishes cards. I have also liked you on Facebook. My name on face book is Jacqueline Larter.

  63. Monica S says:

    I like the Love of the Earth cards.
    Also liked on FB!

  64. lillea says:

    Fresh Flowers Plantable Thank You Card Set

  65. lillea says:

    Following on Twitter @LilleaBrionn

  66. mel says:

    Love all items! Botanical Paperworks is awesome.
    Rudolph and mitten cards are super!

  67. Amy Brown says:

    I like the Plantable Cardinals Christmas Cards Set

  68. Amy Brown says:

    I follow @plantablepaper on twitter

  69. Lisa Marshall says:

    I would love to win Plantable Wise Men Christmas Cards Set

  70. amanda carson says:

    I would like to have the Plantable Cardinals Christmas Cards Set
    I could send them to my family in England no Cardinals in Yorkshire !

  71. Tammy D says:

    I like the Plantable Winter Wonderland.

    dalleykt at live dot ca

  72. Tammy D says:

    I like botanical paperworks on facebook

    Tammy V D

  73. thomas rusinak says:

    what a nice product

  74. A Vanya says:

    I have bought the plantable products for others, and always wondered what it would be like to plant them. Of the Christmas cards, the wise men card set appeals to me the most — but it’s a tough choice.

  75. Burcu says:

    I like Reindeer Plantable Christmas Cards

  76. Christine says:

    I love the plantable Winter Wonderland!!

  77. Jennifer says:

    I like the “Plantable Let it Snow” holiday card

  78. liked Botanical Paperworks on Facebook

  79. following Botanical Paperworks on Twitter
    @pockets_blog

  80. Natalie says:

    I would choose the Love the Earth set.

  81. I like the plantable winter wonderland

  82. Dreena B says:

    How cool is this? My favourite would be the Plantable Three Wise Men.
    Cheers!

  83. stacey h says:

    i love the ‘plantable sweet joy cards in pink & green’

  84. stacey h says:

    bonus 1:i like Botanical Paperworks on Facebook.

  85. stacey h says:

    bonus 2: follow Botanical Paperworks on Twitter.
    @tooliecat

  86. Lyndal Meyette says:

    I would pick the Plantable Baby It’s Cold Outside Holiday Card. what a great idean to have seeds in a Christmas card

  87. Michelle says:

    I would choose the “Plantable Holiday Card Set.”

  88. Briana Petersen says:

    these are all so gorgeous! i definitely love the holiday cards. Cards can tell as much as what is written in side. a beautiful card tells someone how much you care, and these are definitely pretty

  89. Michelle says:

    I like Botanical PaperWorks on Facebook!

  90. Michelle says:

    Following Botanical PaperWorks on Twitter! @meemsgalloway

  91. aimee perrin says:

    i would prefer the elephant stuff than the xmas good for any occasion

  92. Aliya D. says:

    Ooooh pretty! Plus they’re eco-friendly, YAY! My favourite cards are the Christmas Tree and Dove Plantable Christmas Cards Set followed closely by the Plantable Wise Men Christmas Card Set. Please accept this as my mandatory entry. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  93. Aliya D. says:

    I Like Botanical Paperworks on Facebook under the below name. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  94. Aliya D. says:

    I follow Botanical Paperworks on Twitter under Rogue_Femme. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  95. Marlene V. says:

    I really like the Plantable Sweet Joy Christmas Card: Blue & Red — thanks for the chance to win.

  96. jane mcneil 604 325 3155 says:

    Great idea – plantable paper! Hope I win!

  97. Kiki says:

    I love the graphic on the “Reindeer Plantable Christmas Card” he is soooo adorable!

  98. Kiki says:

    I also follow Botanical Paperworks (@retromusic)

  99. Lisa B says:

    I love the Reindeer Plantable Christmas Cards Set

    lbrignall at sympatico dot ca

  100. Lisa B says:

    I follow them on Twitter – @nuts4purses

  101. Lisa B says:

    I liked them on Facebook – Lisa Brignall

  102. sylvia shaw says:

    I would choose- Baby Its Cold Outside

  103. sylvia shaw says:

    I liked botanical paperworks, great site!

  104. Carley L says:

    I would choose the “Plantable Winter Holiday Greeting Card Set.” I love the variety of cards in the collection, especially the “Let it Snow” snow globe card and the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” card because it’s my favourite Christmas song.

  105. Carley L says:

    Liked Botanical Paperworks on Facebook (Carley Laakso).

  106. Carley L says:

    Following Botanical Paperworks on Twitter (carleymarie88).

  107. Maegan Morin says:

    I LOVE the Reindeer Plantable Christmas Cards Set!!

  108. Maegan Morin says:

    I like Botanical Paperworks on facebook (same name)

  109. Maegan Morin says:

    I follow Botanical Paperworks on twitter as fahlinstar

  110. Tammy says:

    These are such a great idea! There are so many pretty cards to choose from. I especially love the Seasons Greetings and Mittens card sets. Too bad I’ve already sent out Christmas cards this year, but I’d totally buy some for next year.

  111. Christina says:

    My favorite is the “Plantable Season’s Greetings” Christmas card

  112. Christina says:

    Following Botanical Paperwork via twitter @christinadragan

  113. outandaboot says:

    I’d choose the lovely mitten pack for my awesome friends.

    Also, you’re awesome so I liked you and now follow you.

    Cheers!

  114. rumiko says:

    Pretty! I would choose the Winter Holiday Greeting Card Set…’cuz baby it’s cold outside!

  115. Wanda P says:

    I would choose the Plantable Pinecone Christmas Cards Set

  116. Rhonda S says:

    I would choose the baby its cold outside cards.

  117. Rhonda S says:

    LIke botantical Paperworks on FB

  118. Stacey says:

    I would like the Plantable Pinecone Christmas Cards Set

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