I have a secret.
I’m kind of in love with trees. There. I said it. Well, that was maybe a little too dramatic… I don’t mean Mary Katherine Gallagher in-love… more like an intense affinity toward big old trees.
|Maybe “love” is a strong word, but if you appreciate tree’s… take this survey.|
So every year when the Arbor Day Foundation “survey” comes in the mail (make no bones… I know it’s just a way to get you to be interactive and then give $10), I very happily fill out the silly survey and give my annual meager donation. Yes, I climbed tree’s when I was a kid. Yes, I played in a tree house *did you pay a marketing research team to formulate these questions?*.
At the end of the survey you get to swoon over the “free” stuff you get. This is the part I revel in. 10 free tree’s! 2 flowering shrubs?! Seriously? Awesome. Sign me up.
This year- just this morning actually, I filled out the survey online (sorry USPS). When I was tooling around their website, I found THIS! Tree’s as wedding favors! I did this at our wedding many moons ago. The tree’s survived with moderate success rates, but that was because I tried to go all rogue with it and ordered them too early. If you order through the Arbor Day Foundation, they come in a neato tube and a personalized message!
Eco-brides… take heed! Embrace your inner green-goddess (or green-geek, in my case). Give the gift of trees, support the Arbor Day Foundation, and breath a little easier (hehe, get it…).
And of course as much as I love trees for real, I also love doing tree-inspired invitations! This one was for a fall wedding in Pennsylvania. Laura and I clicked immediately discussing ideas of how to really showcase leaves, and the tree, and the natural setting of her wedding. This is how they turned out:
For additional tips on how to green your wedding, see the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance website: www.greenweddingalliance.org
AND… we hope to see you at our “green” wedding show, Committed, that the CGWA is hosting on February 26th at the new Greenhouse Loft. Meet the members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, sample sustainable catered foods, learn about local beer and spirits, enjoy the sunny new Greenhouse Loft for an afternoon!
See here for details and tickets: www.committedlovechicago.com