I recently learned about a company from Winnipeg called Botanical Paperworks. The company is a stationary business that uses plantable paper. The paper is "tree-free" – no trees were cut down to make this plantable paper. The base fiber is cotton or 100 per cent post-consumer waste. Also, the paper is made with pure North American wildflower seeds by skilled papermakers paid a living wage in Winnipeg. When you send one of Botanical Paperworks beautiful cards, the recipient can plant the paper in some soil and wait for it to bloom into lovely flowers (each card comes with planting instructions). Check out the cute Christmas card to the left. All those tiny little specs are seeds waiting to grow! Botanical Paperworks also carries lovely desktop calendars, which are my personal favourite. Just think, but the end of the year you'd have planted 12 new bunches of flowers. You can plant them in a pot indoors to liven up your home in the winter, or to take them along to a dinner party as a hostess gift. The calendars also make perfect gifts for the holiday season, or for any old occasion. You can also see about getting promo stuff made, such as business cards or bookmarks. For more information, or to order products online, visit www.botanicalpaperworks.com.