Monarch Butterfly Plantable Card
This greeting card features original pen and watercolor drawings by The Bower Studio. Their cards are printed on plantable post-consumer seed paper and each card comes with a kraft envelope. The inside is left blank for you to write whatever suits the occasion.
To plant the paper, cover it with 1/8" of soil in full to partial sun and keep moist until the seeds establish. The seeds include Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Alyssum, Catchfly and Snapdragon.
- A2 size 4.25 x 5.5”
- Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled handmade paper
- Paired with a kraft envelope made with 100% recycled paper
ABOUT THE BOWER STUDIO:
The Bower Studio is named after the bowerbird, which is known for its beautiful nests that it decorates with colorful found objects. The studio was founded in 2011 by artists Isa Wang and Vincent Frano. They combined their interests in illustration and environmental stewardship to design beautiful and functional items that showcase the diversity of American flora and fauna. Their creations are made sustainably by utilizing eco-friendly materials and donating to environmental causes. Each item is carefully handmade in Amherst, MA
Legend of the Butterfly
Once as a child many years ago...
on a balmy summer's eve.
I sat in the yard at my Mother's side...
and a butterfly lit at my sleeve.
"It's a sign of good luck", my Mother said.
As the butterfly stayed at my arm...
"It's a symbol of all the beauty in life.
Make sure you do it no harm."
First butterflies are eggs and after they hatch...
they see that their life's just beginning.
They're content with their lot in life,
so, they go out on a limb and start spinning.
They stay out awhile in a magic cocoon....
then emerge like flowers in spring.
Then they share the story of their victory and success...
through each of the colors of their wings.
The gold in their wings is the "Golden Rule"...
To follow that is a must.
The blue....That means true blue.
Always be someone people can trust.
The green of the tip of their wing
is saying Stay green, and you'll always grow.
The silver is the lining in the clouds of doubt...
that you must look for as you go through life.
Butterflies bend with the wind, it's true.
Still they get where they want to go.
They arrive by persistence through their own insistence...
A lesson more people should know.
Sought and valued by the whole human race...
For their beauty, tenacity and charm.
If a butterfly ever chances to stay at your sleeve...
remember, my friend, don't fight it, but,
learn all you can from the butterfly clan.
And you too, may become a rare item.