Today’s card hails from Seattle, Washington — and as far as I know, this company is the first to make a greeting card you can eat.

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The note, packaged with a few samples, reads:

Hi Sarah!

Hooray for letter writing! Enjoy this 100% edible greeting. And a couple more for you to share … Check out Eat the Fine Print for more about this fun collection. The cards have been selling great in the Pacific Northwest. Happy nibbling!

Mikhel & Frith

Thanks so much for writing in, Mikhel and Frith! Eat the Fine Print has gotten some great press here and here — so glad to be part of the group, and welcome to the industry! Available in key lime, orange, blueberry and strawberry flavors, each is made from a mixture of potato starch, palm oil, fruit extract, sucralose (the artificial sweetener found in Spenda) and food coloring and clocks in at 42 calories.  They’re also vegan, gluten-free, sodium-free, soy-free and dairy-free.

I’m going to pass these three blueberry samples to a future correspondent — just don’t forget to use edible ink if you write on the card! Otherwise your message goes onto the separate personal message page.

Mikhel and Frith, I think these Farmer’s Market designs from Pennie Post are perfect for you. Pennie Post is a monthly service named for those first introduced in London in about 1680, when letters could be sent anywhere in the city for just a penny. Subscribers who use this service receive at least three stationery items in each mailing, and since I’ve received a sample I can tell you confidently that the design is super-cute, the paper very high-quality. Items can include, but are not limited to, greeting cards, postcards, notecards and gift tags sets. Commonly used cards such as thank you notes and birthday cards may be included more often than other greetings. Seasonal cards such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and holiday may also be included during appropriate months. The surprise is part of the fun!

$11 is a very fair price, and you can try the service for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. Thanks so much Lindsey for donating these!

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Do you want some free stationery swag? Then send me a letter, card or postcard on your favorite paper (which is most likely gathering dust) and tell me what makes it so. My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

I will share it here, and then send you even more stationery for your efforts. And to anyone else who is interested in donating, please reach out — I definitely want to hear from you too!

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