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The Winning Invite

So glad to see you guys liked the eco-friendly baby shower invitations. Goes to show you that eco-friendly doesn’t have to equal neutrals and hemp paper – there are lots of “pretty green” choices.

To my delight, many of you picked my invite choice as your favorite! The Mom-to-be received hers in the mail today (and LOVES it, yay), so it’s safe to announce, drumroll please…

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Patterned Blossoms by Tiny Prints!

An unexpected green bonus of choosing to go with Tiny Prints – they’re a local company! Rick from Tiny Prints found my post and let me know they’re just down the road in Mountain View – how cool is that? The customer service was fabulous, by the way. The order came super quick, and the site has live chat so you can ask any questions you have about your order. Consider this green girl impressed!

Do you like my pick?

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How To Throw a Pretty Green Baby Shower, Part 1: Invitations

My best friend is having a baby girl, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Mom-to-be Kate is very eco-conscious, and plans to use cloth diapers and reduce her carbon baby footprint as much as possible. Eco, baby!

I’m very excited to be hosting her baby shower, and naturally I want to do things as green as possible. First up: invitations. Now, the most eco-friendly option would be to go paperless, but having grown up with a MIss Manners-loving mom, I couldn’t dream of sending a shower Evite. Luckily, there are a number of sites out there catering to us green etiquette junkies, using post-consumer recycled paper and even wind-power generation. Check out some of the adorable options I found in my search, below. Most of them even come in a “blue” version for little eco baby boys. I won’t tell you which I picked until Kate receives hers in the mail, but it’s safe to say I had a hard time deciding with all these cute choices!

Key terms to search for when seeking eco-friendly invites: recycled; post consumer recycled, green; plantable

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From Tiny Prints,
made from 50% recycled paper content/30% post-consumer recycled

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babyshower3From Paper Culture, 100% Post Consumer Recycled Paper, wind-power generated, very green company overall

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Paper Culture

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What’s your favorite? Have you ever attended an eco-friendly party or shower?

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