I love these wildflower cards! I’ve always felt bad about throwing birthday cards and greetings cards in recycling and I have drawers full of old cards that I can’t bear to throw away, so I think the idea of enjoying a card and then being able to grow wildflowers from it, is absolutely brilliant! These beautiful cards are designed by Sophie in Brighton and made from 100% recycled materials which are embedded with 11 varieties of British perennial wildflowers and grass seed. Once your loved one has enjoyed the lovely message you have sent them, they can plant the card afterwards and grow wildflowers! This lovely seed design features a lovely quote by Rumi: “Yesterday is gone, it’s tale is told. Today new seeds are growing”. It’s a great card to send someone just because, perhaps to just cheer them up or to let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s a gift that will keep on giving to both the recipient and to the bees too.
Each image is drawn with black ink and painted with watercolours, then altered using photoshop to make bright illustrations. The cards are printed with edible inks so the inks don’t harm the soil once it’s planted. Full instructions are on the back of each card.
Size (folded): A6 – 105 x 148 mm (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
Comes with a brown recycled paper envelope.
The mix of seeds embedded the card are: Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Knackweed, Black Medick, Meadow Buttercup, Musk Mallow, Ox-Eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Red Campion, Salad Burnet, Self Heal, White Campion, Yarrow and Grass seed.