Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

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Invitation Enclosures

View our Additional Invitation Options

In addition to the invitation card that informs your guest of the specific ceremony details, you may wish to enclose reception cards, response cards and direction cards. A reception card can be avoided if your ceremony and reception will take place in the same location.

Most couples choose to include directions with their invitations to help ensure their guests arrive promptly. Often you can combine a map, written directions and accommodation information all on one card. Etiquette directs you to make the whole invitation very simple but we recommend that you avoid a separate mailing. This will save trees, reduce waste and cut down on costs!

You will need a response card if you are having a catered event. Your caterer will need to have a final guest count within two weeks of your event. You can save trees/waste/money if you use the more casual postcard style response.

To save costs, most of our customers request just the invitation card be of handmade paper, the enclosures shown here are a nice recycled stock.

Traditionally, invitations were sent in two envelopes so that the servant of the house could open the outer "soiled" envelope and present the master of the house with the pristine inner envelope. Earth-friendly/budget-friendly single envelopes are our favorite! Single envelopes do present a dilemma. Read more about how to deal with that issue here.

Below are typical components of a complete wedding invitation.


Recycled Reception card
Also available in lotka or handmade paper

Click here for pre-printed response cards available for immediate shipment.

Recycled Response envelope
Lotka Response envelope


Recycled Map card
These are also available in lotka and handmade paper.



Our handmade papers are formed one at a time with a mould and deckle. They are made with 100% post industrial waste and are 100% tree free, acid free paper. Embedded in this stock is our unique North American Wildflower seed blend. The seeds will need four hours a day of direct sunlight with constant watering until established. The plants can grow to as tall as three feet. The seeds include Spurred Snapdragon,Tussock Bellflower, Creeping Thyme, Lilac Godetia, Foxglove, Catchfly, Monkeyflower, English Daisy, Red Corn Poppy and Showy Evening Primrose. This blend is specifically designed to allow us to print directly onto the handmade seed paper and for safe propagation across North America.

This card has the text printed on the textured side of our stock, on the reverse is a smooth surface that feels luxurious under your fingertips.

Buttercrunch after 2 weeks Click for larger image

Germination may begin as quickly as one week or may take up to six weeks depending on your regional growing zone and planting depth.  We recommend just 1/4 inch of soil coverage.

seed paper in bloom
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