American Red Cross Snowflake Ornament


Making Christmas ornaments out of paper is a great idea, not only for its aesthetic appeal today, but for all the inspiration our generation’s collectible ephemera will pass on to designers of the future. (Seriously, don’t you love finding antique cards and postcards?) But here, the design team said the heck with it. Just toss this piece right into the ground and … let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.

Greenfield Paper created this toss-sake from 110 lb. Grow A Note Cover, which has wildflower seeds embedded into the stock. Moisten, plant in fine soil, water daily and voila! It’s a perfect paper choice for the American Red Cross and a theme of seeds of hope. The diecut snowflake was printed offset, but the paper gives it a letterpress look and feel.

The project also planted the seeds of environmental stewardship by using soy inks, recycled chipboard envelopes, labels from tree-free stone paper, and recycled cover stock for the inset card.


Project Details

Title American Red Cross
Snowflake Ornament
Client American Red Cross Date November 2013 Design Green Field Paper Team Print North Shores Printery
La Jolla, CA
Paper Green Field Grow A Note
Natural White Uncoated
seeded 110 lb. Cover

Production Details

Dimensions 6" x 6" Print Quantity 25,000 Production Time 3 weeks Printing Method Offset Number of Colors 2 colors Finishing and Binding Diecut ornament, tie and loop ribbon to ornament, attach label to recycled chipboard envelope, insert ornament and card into envelope. Completed in house to assure quality and meet deadlines.


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