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Wedding Announcements and Eco-Invitations!

Recently my friends, Emily and Zach, sent lovely, very simple postcards as a save the date for their eco-friendly fiesta and followed them up with an electronic invitation to their wedding in Santa Barbara this fall. As a guest, I am thrilled to have all of the information accessible through email and my computer and was happy not to have to throw away a beautiful albeit bulky invitation. Although I do understand that wedding Evite’s aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. For those not quite ready to give up invitations entirely, check out the eco-friendly letterpress cards from Bella Figura. Bella Figura, a 1% for the Planet vendor, boasts beautiful letterpress designs crafted by Debbie Urbanski and Harold Kyle, whose love for letterpress and style lead them on a rescue mission across the US saving old letterpresses and equipment from the scrapyards and also lead them to eventually marry (what a great story!). Their social responsbility and eloquent design has brought loyal fans to their shop for wedding invitations, birth announcements, posters and more. When you want your cards to introduce you and say something about you as a person, there isn’t a better bet. In addition to being a 1% for the Planet company, they are also a wind-powered, carbon neutral, and eco-friendly letterpress shop. Printing only on 100% cotton (tree-free) paper that’s made exclusively for us in a historic European paper mill, Bella Figura offers custom letterpress wedding invitations and baby announcements.

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Written by Courtney Carlisle Bolton

When she isn't writing or in the library, this tech savvy ecophile can usually be found glued to her mobile or macbook ogling the latest gadgets, scouting the newest designs, traveling or out enjoying the Colorado terrain.

Courtney holds two masters degrees in Psychology and Communications and received her BA from Vanderbilt University in Psychology and English. She recently relocated from Los Angeles to Denver, CO where she is pursuing her PhD in Family and Child Psychology.

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