”Leaf Piles” is a beautiful colourful drawing of a little hedgehog snuggled up in a leaf pile. The flame-coloured fallen leaves of autumn provide food, shelter & bedding materials to a variety of wildlife, such as hedgehogs, toads & insects. The leaves also compost over time into nutrients for the soil. This is great news for every one of us untidy gardeners who let wind gather the leaves into piles.
The design is printed across the fold and wraps around the card.
Size: The folded cards are 15cm square; or 15cm x 30cm when opened up.
Each one comes with kraft envelope with a fabulous coral-coloured liner (I love these envelopes!).
This card is one of a collection of cards called ‘A Garden for Wildlife…’. The cards are a tribute to my parents who were both excellent gardeners and created little wildlife havens in their gardens. Every card sold from the collection will help to raise money for the ongoing work of the Macmillan Centre at our local hospital here in the Borders. My mum was cared for there for many years and it is a place very dear to my family. They have recently raised £830,000 to expand and improve the facilities. This will make a huge difference to cancer patients in the Scottish Borders. ** at least 10% of each sale will go straight to the Macmillan Centre to help with the ongoing upkeep of the facilities, especially the beautiful gardens. You can read all about why I am fundraising in this blog post.
The cards come in cellophane wraps and are carefully packaged for posting.
ABOUT OUR CARDS
All our cards are designed, manufactured and packaged by hand in Scotland. They are printed on FSC approved card stock which means that it is sourced from sustainable mixed forests. The original drawings are done in pencil & watercolour. The designs are inspired by the rich variety of the British countryside. We believe it is important that people feel connected with the fields, hedgerows and woodlands around them. Only by loving and enjoying the countryside can we learn to care for it.
We love that when someone sends a card they are letting that person know they are valued. We like to imagine posties collecting and delivering the cards, and the journey the cards make by van and air and foot, landing on someone’s front door mat and making that person’s day. Are you planning on sending this card to someone special? Let us know when you leave a review!
We are committed to finding environmentally responsible packaging solutions. We try to use paper-based packing tapes, and recycled cardboard envelopes and boxes wherever possible. This is a process we are committed to continuing with in order to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet. If you would like your card, or any other product, to be sent without a protective cellophane then just leave us a note at the check out.