July Christmas Is Green, In San Diego

The coming holiday season has never been so green, thank you to Green Fields paper company now rolling out it’s “No trees killed” greeting card and note line. This really works for people who like trees, and oxygen. One tree produces enough for 580 people.

Always offering a line of innovative greeting cards, journals, invitations, and announcements, Green Fields this week rolled out it’s best line of holiday seasonal cards ever.

If not using wood from trees, what is the company doing? Founded in 1992 Green Field has found ways to become about the greenest of the green in town as they manufacture high quality recycled paper using flowers, rags, old paper, and all manner of materials. They even have a paper made of what employees jokingly term, “Found Stuff.”

Better yet they put out paper that gives back. It grows on you, or at least for you. Most of this handmade paper is embedded with seeds so after you send to that friend, he or she can plant it and up comes new life.

“Grow-A-Notes,” 100% recycled, come in four types, green with seeds to grow your own fresh cat nip. Seeds in yellow sprout delightful miniature sunflowers, other colors brighten your day with a multicolor wildflower mix.

For those who want to give the note or letter that gives back, there is plantable seeded handmade speciality papers, business cards, promotional items for large corporations turning green, hemp heritage paper, swatch books, sample paper kits, journals and sketch books, bar Mitzah invitations, and attractive recycled wrapping paper to go with today’s all-year 2009 Holiday card line.

Green Fields Praised in

Sky magazine,

Wedding N Style,

Wed in Style,

San Diego Home/Garden,

Country Living,

Christmas 101 Best Ideas,

Christmas Ideas,

Brides California,

Paper Crafts,

Los Angeles Times,

New York Times.

So how can a company stay in business these days without being a huge corporation? Easy. Owner Rick Smith believes in waste-not. Even water evaporated from the paper drying room is recaptured in large red tubs to be used in the mixers for that next batch of goodies.

Founded in 1992, owner Rick knows how to economize. Although his appearance belies it, because he doesn’t appaer old enough, Rick Smith was for more than 2 decades, Chief Financial Officer for a medical devices company. That education helps him bring “Green” to the public at a better price than most environmentally friendly products.

National sales of retail products based on the past five years prove we will pay to clean up our earth footprints. Pay 25%- to 90% more for a ‘green’ product even if we aren’t certain exactly what makes them green. The biggest markups are among organics. We shell out extra cash often when one has no clue what makes our buy qualify as ‘organic’. Green is the color of the day, the way, the future.

Rick began developing Green before San Diego became the Green magnet it is today. Recession or no, money flows to green-Diego. Venture capitalists poured $600 million into San Diego for green transportation during the past 3 months – biofuels, new battery technology, new vehicles. One of the biggest winners in town includes V-Vehicles, a San Diego based startup who raised $100 million, to send to Louisiana to build fuel-efficient cars there.

Green Fields, still a hometown company, distributes to retailers in hospitals, gift shops, airports, art supplies, paper dolls, paper & chocolate, living earth, stores that sell college books, as well as print and publishing companies like Seattle’s Turtle Press, Wide World of Books, plus loads of Design companies, and most environmentally friendly stores.

If you know of someone presently doing without green, now you know what to offer them for Christmas, a path to Green Fields.

For those of us who have a tough time figuring out what to give for Christmas, I’m going with the gift that keeps on giving- Xmas cards of Grow-Paper, the path to Green Fields.

Green Fields has a host of high profile regulars, Bill Clinton fills his Christmas card list at the Fields, Daryl Hanna and others who want to be remembered know where to shop and that due to Rick’s careful manufacture planning we can all afford a little something Green.

For more information, and to see the range of papers available, visit Green Field Paper.

Claudia Strasbaugh was a freelance writer who founded Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa Writer’s Guild, was head writer for the weekly TV show “Kill ‘EM With Comedy,” plus California Bureau Chief for National Lotto World Magazine. Claudia also ran a nonprofit called Dinner On A Dollar. Sadly, Claudia passed away in 2015, but we are pleased to display her writing works.