Growing popularity of plantable greeting cards

Premsa Royle, of Enchanting Wood, Todmorden, with the range of plantable greeting cards stocked at her shop
Premsa Royle, of Enchanting Wood, Todmorden, with the range of plantable greeting cards stocked at her shop

A SHOP owner feels there is a growing market for a range of plantable cards.

Premsa Royle, who runs Enchanting Wood, on Burnley Road, Todmorden, is stocking a selection of greeting cards made of recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds.

The cards, hand-made by the Green Field Paper Company in San Diego, can be planted and the paper will recycle into the soil as the seedlings grow.

“I stumbled across them on the internet but couldn’t find them in the UK,” Premsa said. “I ended up ordering some from San Diego.

“The recycled element goes with my business. The growing and re-using something afterwards also appealed to me.

“I thought it was a really nice, different type of card and present. I just love the idea.”

There are a range of different designs and cards for all occasions. “They are selling really well,” she said.

“I try to get unusual things and try to get them hand-made if possible.

“People come in and say ‘Do you sell the seed cards?’, so people have been talking about them.”