I mentioned in my BlogHer wrap-up how much I loved Paper Culture, right?
While I was at their booth, they offered me a code for fifty dollars off an order. Which I snatched right up. And then, because I’m both greedy AND giving, I asked for another to giveaway on the blog. I am so glad that Christopher agreed, because now I get to give one lucky winner a $50 dollar code too! (Full disclosure: this, plus a long talk about the company, was the extent of the interaction. Paper Culture did not ask me to write this or to offer a giveaway.)
I was so excited by Paper Culture that I didn’t even go to sleep (on the night I got home from San Diego) until I had gone online and ordered myself some cards. You’ll be happy to know that fifty bucks was more than enough to get change-of-address cards for all the friends and family that I think will want our new address, though I paid my own shipping (Paper Culture did upgrade my shipping for me, you’re awesome!) If you are insanely popular, you may need more. Side bar- if you are my friends and family, email your address to me so I can send these cards out yo.
After I had ordered the cards that I would actually be using, I played around with different cards. I may
or may not have created baby announcements using pictures of the kids I already have, just to see how adorable they would have been if I had known about Paper Culture when they were born.
The Paper Culture products are all beautifully designed. Christopher, the CEO, was telling us that they like to find designers from more diverse backgrounds than simply graphic design. They look at fashion designers, artists, graphic designers, and other creative arts so that the Paper Culture products have diversity. But always with a gorgeous modern aesthetics.
Paper Culture has more than just beautiful, modern design though! Every card is made with 100% post consumer recycled paper. AND they plant a tree in a national forest for every order they get. Paper Culture offsets its entire carbon footprint- both by using sustainable business practices and through working with carbonfund.org. You can buy beautiful paper products without having to feel guilt about the environment, how great is that? My dad, the sustainability consultant, is very proud.
Here are the cards I got (with our personal info blurred out):
One of my favorite things about Paper Culture is that you can personalize every card they make. For example, this card’s template only said, “We’ve Moved.” Since you all know this is our ten thousandth move, I felt that “We’ve Moved. Again.” was more appropriate for us. Not a big change, but it makes it ours.
The product came nicely, and minimally, packaged. It was exactly what I wanted.
So now you want to know how to get your hands on your own awesome stuff, right?
Head over to Paper Culture and see what they have to offer. Leave a comment here telling me why you want some Paper Culture cards. Did you just move? About to have a baby? Just like pretty stationary (check out their personalized stationary!)?
The contest will be open from now until Thursday, August 18th at Midnight, CST. I’ll pick a random comment and announce the winner on Friday the 19th. Good luck! This contest is now closed.