Poem on the Back of Card:
“Sending a Rainbow”
If rainbows could be plucked from the sky,
tasting of berries, orange, lemon and lime,
a harvest of wonder to hold in your hand,
scented like fresh rain in springtime –
Little hummingbird mail carriers,
with their jeweled feathers,
would deliver letters with rainbows inside.
If rainbows could burst out of letters like love,
envelopes crammed with color from above,
I’d send you a kaleidoscope of care,
but never to fade –
In memory of Great Aunt Julia McMurrough, (1936 – 2004)
a nun, poet and artist who “rainbowed” the world.
©2017 Amanda Bancroft
Ripples Greeting Cards are printed in Minnesota by employee-owned, carbon neutral print company SmartPress. Their quality printing is exceeded only by their ethics. “At Smartpress, we believe in making positive change by carefully sourcing the material we print on, continually integrating environmentally-conscious practices, and supporting our employees and local community.” Learn more.
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.