Just a quickie for you to let you know we now have a new recycled plantable paper Christmas cards design in stock, yippee!
This thick green paper is made from reindeer poo and embedded with Christmas tree seeds! The card is A6 size (A5 folded in half) and comes with a recycled manilla envelope. However, that’s not all! The Christmas tree on the front is also made from seed paper – recycled red in colour and containing a mix of various flower seeds. It is very lightly attached to the card so that it comes away easily for planting.
Inside the card are the planting instructions for the tree and the card itself – printed on recycled banana paper! The card is finished off with baker’s twine and a recycled tag. Fabulous eco-friendly Christmas cards in a pack of 5.
How to plant Christmas tree seed paper
First of all, put your reindeer poo paper in the fridge in a plastic bag. Yep, you heard right – in the fridge! Christmas tree seeds need a period of cold before they will consider germinating, a process called stratification. Leave the paper in the fridge for 6 to 8 weeks. Then take out, remove the bag and place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Place somewhere light to germinate. Keep an eye on the paper to make sure it stays moist – very important! Once the seeds have germinated, and the seedlings are big enough, transfer into bigger pots and grow on until ready to go in the garden or keep potting on.
How to plant flower seed paper Christmas trees
Simply place the seed pap-er Christmas tree on top of a pot of compost (preferably peat-free!) and water well. Spring and early summer are the best times of year to do this so that you can have the flowers on show in your garden in the summer! Place somewhere warm and light to germinate and keep moist – it is vital to successful germination not to let the paper dry out! Once you have lots of seedlings, transplant the whole lot into a bigger pot and place on your patio in a sunny spot. We do not recommend planting the paper directly in the garden as there is the risk of slugs and mice eating the seeds/seedlings. The photos below show the flower seed paper germinating and flowering.
If you want to make your own reindeer poo paper Christmas cards, we also supply the paper in packs of 10, A5 size.