Greener Pastures: Flowerink Stationery Is Reinventing Greeting Cards

FlowerInk English Cards

What It Is: I love greeting cards, I really do – but as I continually aim to declutter I often find myself wavering about what to do with cards. Recycling them hurts the heart a little for some reason. Luckily there’s a Canadian brand called Flowerink Stationery that’s looking to take the sting away with their line of plantable cards.

Illustrated and printed by Mélanie Girard-Brisson in Montreal, these whimsical cards feature simple designs with a sweet message, available in both English and French. The insides are blank to give you a chance to write your own thoughts. When your recipient is ready to part ways with your sentiment, these cards are made from post-consumer recycled material embedded with 7 types of North American wildflowers. All they have to do is plant it (and the envelope, which is also compostable), add some soil and water, and watch it grow! Talk about a gift that really blooms.

Who It’s For: Anyone you’re sending a greeting card to – Flowerink has cards for birthdays, babies, lovers, and more.

What It Costs: Each card retails for $8, which is a bit more than a ‘store bought’ option, but keep in mind it doubles a bouquet of flowers!

Where It’s At: You can shop Mélanie’s designs online here (shipping is $5 max across Canada) or peruse her list of stockists to check ’em out in person.

FlowerInk Bee

Excitingly, Flowerink has teamed up with me to let one lucky reader pick their favourite cards for a tailored prize package! Want to win a set of cards? Here’s how to enter:

1) SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by October 6, 2017 with a link back to your favourite card on the Flowerink website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 7, 2017 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. 

4) Bonus Entry: Like Flowerink on Facebook and tag at least two friends in a wall post that you think would love the brand – be sure to tell them what you think! Provide a direct link back to your wall post in a separate comment below to earn an extra entry into the draw.


67 Responses to “Greener Pastures: Flowerink Stationery Is Reinventing Greeting Cards”
  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My favorite is the Let’s Celebrate Flamingos card.

  2. aketch says:

    I like the love is all you need card pack

  3. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    I like the birthday cards.

  4. cookie3 says:

    I like most of their cards but I like the simplicity of this one

  5. lanature76 says:

    It is very nice and healing design.

  6. Gemma says:

    My favourite card is the Cherry Blossoms card.

  7. alison k says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite card on the Flowerink website would be their Bee card. Thanks

  8. AliKira says:

    Quite honestly this is my favourite card: but oh my gosh it would be lovely to pick some cards from this collection as I adore cards and stationery!!

  9. George Meek says:

    My wife sends out many cards and I’m sure she’d love this cards.

  10. thomas rusinak says:

    Hey….My friends would be impressed to get one of these cards!

  11. Myra says:

    These are lovely greeting cards to send/give for many occasions …love them

  12. Melanie Hayes says:

    I love the thank you cards just to let people know you appreciate them

  13. Edith Rennes says:

    I like the Let’s Keep the Birthdays Coming Card Pack

  14. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like all the thank you cards

  15. Micheline Marier says:

    It’s a good idea this contest.

  16. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    Pricey but so green…lovely idea!

  17. Kirsten N says:

    They are all lovely but magical mushroom is my favourite

  18. Debra says:

    I love these cards and have some special friends that have been diagnosed
    with cancer I’d love to send them too

  19. Janet P. says:

    Such beautiful and unique cards-love them! This is a favourite

  20. Rachel C. says:

    Lots of great cards! This one is especially cute:

  21. Laurie P says:

    These are brilliant! Love the Handful of Flowers card!

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