Tea & Tidings
This design is the first in a collection called “Tea & Tidings,” a series of cards featuring tea imagery combined with desserts, small animals, and seasonal settings, sometimes in humorous juxtapositions or with puns: Gingerbirdhouse, Cornucupia, Teacupcake… Each design has a written piece on the back side that accompanies the artwork on the front. I hope your “cup runneth over” with comfort, joy, and love, but also bunnies, cupcakes, rainbows, butterflies and bird’s eggs, depending on the design!
God Nest Ye Feathered Gentlemen
at my gingerBIRDhouse.
Keep me company with cocoa
before you head down south.
I wish you wings of peace
to spread all ’round the world,
and merry songs of laughter
to fill the wind that whirls
My flock has flown to parts unknown.
To them, I send you feathered friends,
gifts greater than any toy,
tweet tidings of comfort and joy.
Dedicated to Pop-pop (1912 – 2004) born on Christmas Eve,
who loved sweets, cardinals and feeding the birds.
©2021 Amanda Bancroft
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Eco Clearbags Compostable Sleeves
If you bought one of our cards in a brick and mortar store, it came in a protective clear sleeve made of plant-based polylactic acid (PLA) and is certified compostable and food safe (Eco Clearbags). In Northwest Arkansas where Ripples Greeting Cards are designed, you can compost these “bio plastic” sleeves through Food Loops in Rogers or drop off the sleeves at Ozark Natural Foods Co-op in Fayetteville where they will be sent to Food Loops for composting. This may not be available in your area, but you might find a commercial composting facility near you.