I've fallen in love with a notebook. I'm sweet on a lovely string-closure softcover recycled-paper type from Botanical Paperworks, a Winnipeg-based company. The 150-page (lined), 4.75 x 8.5" journal ($24) has a nubby wildflower-seeded cover almost too pretty to plant.
Botanical Paperworks specializes in earth-friendly paper products that, once covered with soil and watered regularly, burst into bloom. Greeting cards, bookmarks, tags, coasters, confetti and a calendar, too, are all delightfully designed to make love grow. Flower-seed species include snap dragons, poppies and black-eyed susans.
Staff's helpfully pointed out that it might be a bit late to order a journal as a Christmas gift if such a thought had occurred. The business cards, however, she thinks are a brilliant idea that require only a pretty promise in a notecard wrapped up and beribboned. Clever girl -- that's called planting an idea.
For more information and options visit BotanicalPaperworks.com. Images courtesy ofÂ Botanical Paperworks.