Monday, March 16, 2009

Local products: Merry-go-round greeting cards

Two things I am a fan of is 1. recycled, environmentally friendly products, and 2. Local designers and businesses. So I am especially excited to tell you about my latest find which combined the two!

Browsing in Brunswick Bound on Sydney Road is where I found this latest beauty. Merry-go-round gift cards. The idea of these cards and their artwork theme of "earth-love" is to "help people stop and ponder the beautiful things about the planet and their connectedness to it".

They work by having slits cut on the inside of the card, allowing a message to be added on a separate piece of paper. The person you send the card to then is able to replace the slip of paper with a message of their own and re-use the card.

"Merry-go-round cards are made from 100% post consumer recycled stock. The cards are created using environmentally friendly printing processes and soy based inks. Merry-go-round cards are recyclable when finally finished."

Each series is printed as a limited-edition, and the cutest part is on the back of the card little trees can be coloured in to keep a record of how many times the card has been used.

The latest range of cards features artwork from six well-known Australian illustrators, and can be purchased from a range of Melbourne bookshops and stores along with the original series, or here online.

Go check out the Merry-Go-Round website for more information, and support a local business!


  1. Oooo! How lovely! I shall have to look this one up, and maybe stock up while I'm in Melbourne next month.

  2. There is a few stockists in New South Wales, one shop at Glebe?

  3. Those are SOO cute!! Great feature, thanks for sharing :)

    xx. mavi

  4. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful find! Well done again. ;)

  5. Am a fan of these card - good to see they are getting out into the world more :)

  6. What a cute idea! I will have to pop in to BB and check them out.