Promotional Products That You Plant

Seed Paper Promotions are promotional products that you can plant and grow into flowers, herbs or vegetables. Business cards, bookmarks, postcards and gift items like journals, notepads and seed bombs – all can be planted!


Why Seed Paper Promotional Products?

Organizations like Starbucks, Toyota, Sony and McDonalds all use products from to engage their eco-conscious customers and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

Our mission is to help you celebrate and promote your organization’s important moments in a stylish and environmentally responsible manner.

Seed paper promotional products create lasting brand awareness – they get noticed, they get talked about and they’re remembered long after the initial gift.

That’s because all of the promotional products offered on are made with our proprietary (and ultra eco) seed paper. This special paper is embedded with seeds so when the promotional product is planted, it composts away and leaves only flowers, herbs or vegetables.

Instead of throwing the promotional product into the garbage, the recipient saves it, plants it and remembers the brand message during the many months of planting, germinating and growing process. This long possession time gives our clients remarkable ROI.

Choose 100% Plantable or a Seed Paper Shape

All products from have an element of seed paper in the design. Sometimes the seed paper is the entire piece, such as a business card or bookmark printed onto seed paper. Other times, the seed paper is a component of the promotional product, such as a journal with a seed paper cover or a greeting card with a seed paper shape affixed to the front.

Botanical PaperWorks is both the manufacturer of seed paper stock and designer and producer of seed paper promotions. All of our seeds are non-GMO, free of noxious weeds and approved for planting in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Botanical PaperWorks’ seed paper is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture. This external regulatory approval is your assurance of quality.

How to Plant a Seed Paper Promotional Product

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Whether your promotional product is printed onto seed paper or the product has a piece of seed paper affixed to it, here’s how to plant the paper.

Supply List

  • a pot for planting
  • some good potting soil
  • a seed paper promotion
  • water
  • a sunny corner

Step 1 | Prepare Your Pot

Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot!).

Step 2 | Plant The Paper

Take the seed paper portion of your seed paper promotions (it could be the entire piece or an affixed shape) and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 to 1/4 inch layer of soil over the seed paper pieces and tamp down gently.

Step 3 | Water During Germination

After planting the seed paper promotions in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.

Step 4 | Care After Germination

Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. Here’s what the pot looks like after planting a corporate greeting card:

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Step 5 | Enjoy The Growth

Once the flowers (or herbs or vegetables) start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase

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