Looking for a way to say I Love You this week that does not involve cliches, Hallmark or killing trees? Based in Los Angeles, Verde Paperie is an online store that sells eco-friendly notecards with a variety of ways to send your Love some love. They also sell gorgeous stationery, journals, calendars and wrapping paper, all with a minimum of 30% Post Consumer Waste ratings (many are higher).
I know, I know, an ecard can convey your love without wasting any fossil fuels, but if you are a paper slut like me, nothing but an actual card will do (I’m old school like that: beautiful paper, ink, quills, stamps. I like paper.*) and now I don’t have to worry about killing trees with my passion for paper.
A few more examples of the items for sale after the jump.
And wrapping paper — mmmmm:
*When we went on our honeymoon to Italy, I told my husband that he never had to worry about me spending a fortune on high fashion shoes or clothes on our trip. But he did need to know about my paper thing. Dare I call it a fetish? Anyway, he kindly stood aside while I ravaged the shelves of my favorite paper store in Rome (just behind the Pantheon) and a few more stores in Venice.