the envelope question (giveaway!)

Hello! I've been super busy working away the past few weeks - we've got lots of new stockists on the way, more about this soon!

We've been busy google searching, calling places and trying to find some new envelopes for the greeting cards. We've narrowed it down to two - both post consumer recycled, there's a kraft brown and a white.

Chris and I sort of both prefer the brown - it's unbleached (yay!), and it looks recycled, so you don't have to read the fine print on the back of each card to realise it's more eco-friendly. I also think that the white envelopes are more in line with the look of the cards!

But, I decided I'd like to know, what do you think?

The giveaway.
Leave a comment, letting us know if you would prefer your Pocket Carnival greeting cards to come with a white or brown envelope - see the options in the above pic. (If you don't have a blog, leave your email address in the comment too!)
We'll pick 4 winners at the weekend who'll each receive 4 cards of their choice.

Thanks in advance!
xo Penny & Chris

26 comments:

Tali said...

i love the kraft ones!
Cards in regular shops all have the white envelopes generally, so brown ones feel a bit more "spesh"

:)

Jessi said...

you want my thoughts?? yay kraft brown for sure.. i like the contrast of the white card on the recycled paper envelope.. just saying!!!

x

Margit Rosenaa said...

love the brown! My vote.

Little Mo and Friends said...

I've always preferred the kraft envelopes but for some reason I think the white ones suit your card designs! And it looks mod and fresh too!

Lakshmi said...

Kraft ones for sure ! Your cards safely nestled inside the earthy brown kraft envelopes sums up your Eco friendly initiatives .

Adriana said...

Kraft Brown.
For sure!

Good contrast with your illustrations that are so pretty and fresh.

Anonymous said...

Love the kraft with your card, but can you write on it or does it require an icky mailing label to post? The white looks great also. With that card, how could you go wrong?!

lauren carney said...

oh its so hard to decide.
i love the brown ones, but your beautiful drawings have a splash of white throughout most of them - so maybe the white would be better?

little bit from column a, little bit from column b!

All About Us. said...

hands down it has to be the KRAFT ones, theres just somthing about brown paper and cards that is classy

tartankiwi said...

... and yet ANOTHER vote for the kraft brown envelopes :-) I think they'd be great with your beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the kraft one...because every other envelope that comes into the mailbox is white, so it's always exciting to see a different coloured one - I know, silly reason :)
Hayley
hayleyglen@optusnet.com.au

another donkey design by kate said...

I'm another vote for the kraft.

Rie said...

I like the brown one. It will stand out in the post - imagine coming home from work flipping thru all the boring mail in their boring white envelopes and then WHAMMO a cool brown envelope, "how exciting", you would think, "I wonder what it is"!!!

ange_moore said...

I'd have to say my preference would definitely be the brown. Something different to your normal everyday mail and I think more in keeping with a handmade business (somehow?)!

CurlyPops said...

The brown is lovely but having bought some black envelopes late last year, I ended up with a conundrum. You can't scribble the address on the envelope with a normal pen because the envelope was too dark.
So, just because of that, I would go with white. Makes it easier for the postie to read the address.

melissa said...

I like the brown - my only concern would be isit hard to write the address on the front?

If it's hard to write/read with a normal pen then I'd go the white ones instead.

vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

Definitely kraft brown. I like the contrast with the card

michal said...

the recycled brown for sure..They are something a bit different and for me, my second favourite part of the packages you send (obviously number one is the cute card itself!)

leya said...

I like the brown. It's different and stands out but still goes with the cards. Brown is the new white! ;-)

Madeleine said...

Go the brown Penny. (I'm partial to the color brown myself...hehe!) It makes your beautiful cards stand out and definitely fits with your eco ethos x

Lauren said...

I like the Brown, bit different to boring white! :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh cute, i'm a brown packages kind of gal. How sweet, seeing i have to send my valentine a card as he's living interstate, you know, as you do after 17 years with 4 children, oh well, such is Army life. My son got a Valentine in the mail from America today, he was so cute, his preschool girlfriend from almost 5 years ago. Love Posie

Marta Zakrzewska said...

For me kraft brown are the best..
They just look so natural...

Brown envelope will be in contrast with white card and coloured heart or other pattern...
and when receiving it by post - the dirt won't be visible like on the white one ;)

Amy said...

The kraft looks lovely but might make it really difficult to mail. There is nothing worse than having a beautiful dark envelope that you then have to stick an ugly label on to actually send...

So my vote is white!

memtree said...

i agree with everyone...definitely brown kraft ones :D

Caitlin T. said...

i love the look of the brown kraft envelopes. i think they add more character to your cards---and make your colors appear even warmer!

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