Before we announce our 6 winners, I wanted to thank all of you for making 2011 such a fantastic year for Paper Culture. We launched our first non-stationery product, our Bamboo Wall Art. We grew to over 100,000 Facebook fans. We planted almost 200,000 trees this year, well on our way to surpassing our goal of planting 1,000,000 trees by 2020. And most importantly, we met so many of you both in person and virtually. You let us be just a tiny part of some of your great life events and holidays, and for that we will always feel a sense of pride and honor that you chose us amongst your many options. Thank you.
Since the holidays are a time of giving, we thought we’d get in the spirit by rounding up some of our favorite companies to give away their wares to YOU! It’s our little way of saying thanks for being so supportive as we build our little business. These aren’t just any companies, these are companies, all of whom we have personally met with, worked with AND feel that their products and companies share many of the same values as Paper Culture. There are bigger companies like giggle who you’ve likely seen us talk about before, and companies that we hope to introduce you to for the first time. Most are some combination of eco friendly, modern design and family oriented – all themes that are at the core of our ethos.
Last weekend we were at Todlerbaloo, the most fantastic toddler festival in West Los Angeles. In addition to the hay maze; a whimsical garden where kids could decorate crowns; face painting; an art-teepee; bouncy houses; games; yoga for kids (this is West LA after all!), etc., there were all sorts of booths with people promoting their eco-friendly kid products and services. [read more]
My daughter, Lulu and I spent Saturday afternoon tending our garden and hanging out with Mother Earth. On Sunday, we chilled at home where I mostly enjoyed three glorious extra hours of sleep.
One of our friends asked us, “After almost 3 years, what are the 5 baby items you couldn’t do without?” I said: “I’ll have to think about the top 5 baby items, but I’ll tell you one thing we haven’t figured out – the poop smell is killing us.”
But before I regale with my poop anguish, I did think about what our Top 5 list would be. It’s not the coolest or most original list, it’s just the ones that really stood out for me.