Sorry about not posting yesterday.. will be back with that on Monday. Anyways, Gift Guide Saturdays are about holiday gear that can be gifts or used for the holidays. I am the world's worst present wrapper. I think a child can wrap better than me, but I still do it just because it's fun. There's nothing better than wrapping presents underneath a tree with a fire going listening to holiday music. Ah... I could use that moment right now.
This year, I was thinking about ways to be more "green" when it comes to all of the holiday gear. I came across Sweet Organics and Naturals and fell in love with their products. They carry stylish Eco-friendly purses, jewelry, body care, tree free greeting cards, sustainable wrapping paper, handmade eco journals, and much more!
Sweet Organics and Naturals sent me quite a few products to review for the holidays. I have to say my favorites are the Plantable Greeting Cards!This is the Grow-A-Note Joy card. This recycled paper is embedded with a colorful variety of wildflowers seeds that will grow just about anywhere. You plant the card in an area that receives partial to full sunlight, thoroughly moisten in fine soil 1/4 deep and keep moist until seeds germinate. The paper will recycle into the earth naturally. So not only are you sending your friends and family a recycled card, but you are giving them flowers! They have 8 holiday cards to choose from. This is my favorite card- Eco Friendly Peace is the Season! It is 100% recycled paper, printed with soy based inks. The large ornament the bird is holding is seeded paper with colorful wildflowers! So your friends and family can keep the card as well as plant the seeds. You can get a box of 8 5x7 cards for $12.
Sweet Organics and Naturals also carries Tree Free Cards that are made with sugar cane and printed with soy ink. We were sent the Eco Friendly Starlight card and you can't even tell it's not tree paper! You can get a box set of 10 5x7 cards for only $11!
Not only does Sweet Organics and Naturals sell amazing Eco friendly cards, they have 100% post-consumer fiber/ no new trees wrapping paper! They sent us the Eco Friendly Christmas Reindeer Wrapping paper and it is too cute. All of the paper is printed with vegetable based inks on quality paper. It's pretty durable and passed the non-tearing test when I tried wrapping something I've had saved for a while. You get 2 sheets of 24"x36" papers in each package for $5
Sweet Organics and Naturals carries a variety of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper and more for every occasion. And of course you can't finish wrapping a present without a curling ribbon bow! I was sent the Deck the Halls ribbon and it curls perfectly. I wish I had pics... but you know how my week has been. The ribbon is biodegradable, made with soy based inks, and is acid free. You get 10 yards of 5/8" wide ribbon for $6.
The Giveaway: Sweet Organics and Naturals would like to give 1 lucky winner a $20 gift code to be used at their store!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 21, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open only to the US and Canada
How to Enter: Go to Sweet Organics and Naturals and tell me what you'd spend your $20 GC on. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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*New disclaimer:I was sent these items to review for free by Sweet Organics and Naturals. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.