These Greeting Cards Are Meant to Be Worn
While we love our apps and devices, there’s something authentic about sending (and receiving) mail from friends and family. If you’re the type who loves paper correspondence so much that you send a thank you card for a greeting card (just us?), there’s now a wearable that lets you sport those sweet words.
Jewelry Greetings is designed and produced by German goldsmiths Christiane and Oliver Hampel. The Florida-based couple wanted a unique way to market Christiane’s nature-inspired jewelry collection. They developed tons of prototypes, presented them to family and friends and upon hearing positive feedback, the Hampels decided to sell the six-design laser cut collection by itself.
Each card features a perforated cut that folds into a 3D wearable flower ring. Simply punch it out, connect the two ends at the strategically placed slots and you have a statement ring — literally. Sending snail mail is twice as thoughtful and dually stylish!
The Hampels aren’t just inspired by nature when designing these wearable cards. Sustainability is a key part of their mission, and they’ve chosen eco-friendly materials. Each 7″ x 5″ card is printed on Strathmore Grandee felt paper manufactured by Mohawk Fine Papers. (You’ll recognize that name from this year’s Re:Make paper panel by Mohawk’s Creative Director, Chris Harrold!) These textured pages are made with 100% renewable energy in the form of wind power, and the cards are wrapped in a plant-based compostable plastic sleeve. This paper post is just about as green as you can get without going completely paperless.
We got word from Oliver that he and Christiane are planning to officially launch Jewelry Greetings on Kickstarter on November 11th. Until then, you can pre-order these giftable greeting cards by submitting your email address on their website to lock in a discounted first release price. You’ll be able to choose any of the six featured designs: Cherry Blossoms, Cattelya Orchid, Bunch Berry, Dancing Hearts, Trillium Lily and Sunflower.
Or, go ahead and get a bunch. You do have 10 fingers after all ;)
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