May is a beautiful month of the year because change is already around us. The world is waking up and coming to life with new growth as the temperatures rise and we start to see more sun. It is especially meaningful and symbolic here at Botanical PaperWorks because the first tiny seeds of the company were planted exactly 20 years ago this month! In 1997 mother-daughter duo, Mary Reimer, a teacher, and Heidi Reimer-Epp, a marketing and business professional, officially decided to put down roots by starting their very own paper company. What started as a passion for papermaking and stationery, has grown into a successful business that delivers seed paper products to 36 countries across the globe. Throughout the years there have been many ups and downs that come with getting any successful brand off its feet, but the co-founders' belief in the product never wavered. Heidi and Mary knew there was a place for eco-friendly seed paper in the marketplace and they made it their mission to get it out there so that both individuals and organizations could choose paper products that not only reduce waste but help build habitats for important pollinators. So here we are 20 years later and still growing strong, so when it came up that the big anniversary was fast approaching we knew we had to celebrate! The team marked the occasion with a delicious celebratory lunch topped off with cake and some beautiful words from both Heidi and Mary. We may have started from humble beginnings, but Botanical PaperWorks has become a world leader in seed paper products. In 2016 alone, we shipped 2.6 million pieces of seed paper. That’s a lot of wildflowers planted, bee and butterfly habitats established, and vegetables and herbs grown and enjoyed! Our customers rave about our customer service, our product quality, and an excellent buying experience. We have brought kindness, quality, and innovation to the wedding, memorial, and promotional product sectors, and received recognition for our leadership. Over the years, we’ve been interviewed and profiled by Martha Stewart, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Huffington Post, In Style Magazine, and more. So with that being said, there is one thing we could never have made it 20 years without - YOU! We would like to send a BIG thank you to each and every individual and business who has chosen seed paper products over the past 20 years. You have helped us grow and supported our mission to spread beauty and reduce waste by sharing biodegradable seed paper. We cherish these important customer relationships, both large and small, and promise to never stop doing our best to deliver quality products and service. "As the world looks to make better choices for the environment and our planet, we will be there with our seed paper and our ever-evolving product lines, helping individuals and organizations use our product to make the world a better place." - Heidi Reimer-Epp, CEO and Co-founder Here’s to growing and thriving for another 20 years! Created with biodegradable materials, seed paper is embedded with NON-GMO seeds that grow wildflowers, herbs, or vegetables when planted in a pot or garden. Learn more about how you can incorporate this special eco-friendly paper into your next corporate branding by subscribing to our newsletter and download our full Seed Paper Promotions Catalog.