Heart Seedsticks Giveaway for Valentine's Day

Eco-Friendly Corporate Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Looking for eco-friendly ways to show love to your customers this Valentine’s Day? The true purpose of Valentine’s Day is to appreciate loved ones, but don’t forget to show love for the Earth too! Choose Corporate Gifts for Valentine’s Day that won’t harm or pollute the planet, but also show your customers and clients how much you care about them. 

History of Valentine’s Day

But first, to fully appreciate Valentine’s Day, let’s delve into its origins. The mid-February celebrations can actually be traced all of way back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which celebrated fertility, paired men off with women based on a lottery system. It wouldn’t be until the end of the 5th century when Christianity was in full-swing that Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. Naturally, Valentine was a popular name in the olden days, so nobody is quite sure just which acclaimed Valentine the day is named after.

One version of the legend claims that a priest named Valentine signed a letter “from your Valentine” to a woman he had befriended and by some accounts, healed of her blindness.  Thus came the birth of Valentine’s cards! The other commonly accepted origin story is that a priest named Valentine married couples in secret against the orders of the emperor. The marriages were done to spare husbands from having to go off to war leaving their loved ones. Either theory is quite lovely, and supports why St. Valentine’s Day is associated with love.  

Eco Valentine’s Gifts & Giveaways

So, now that we’ve had a bit of a history lesson, let’s fast forward to the present day. As you know, the environment isn’t in a great place right now. Between climate change and the ever-growing plastic waste affecting our land and ocean environments, it’s important for each of us to do everything in our power to be more eco-friendly, and reduce the use of single-use plastics.

Here at Buddy Burst, we create corporate gifts that are made from recycled paper using sustainable print techniques. As specialists in branded plants and seeds, we can help any business say it with flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Custom-print our products with your business branding and logo for a memorable promotional gift. Use them as giveaways to loyal customers, brand ambassadors, influencers or as a thank you to employees.  Click on the links near the products to request a sample or a quote. 

 

Heart-Shaped Seedsticks®

Seedstick Shapes - Valentine's Heart Shape Giveaway

Our heart-shaped Seedsticks® don’t just make the perfect Valentine’s greeting, but they double as a very long-lasting bouquet!  Each Seedstick is embedded with a seed – just pop in soil and before long, flowers will start to grow.  For an added love-themed touch, we recommend the use of our Nigella Love-In-A-Mist flower seeds.  Ideal for Valentine’s campaigns – use as a giveaway for customers

We also strive for all of our printing to be as green as possible, making a more sustainable product for your giveaway. Not only are our printers certified to ISO14001 environmental standard, but they are also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).  

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The Growbar

Growbar - Victorian Flowers - Valentine's Giveaway 

The Growbar has all the fun of giving a sweet Valentine’s chocolatey treat with none of the calories! Growbars are styled to look like chocolate bars and although not edible straight out of the box; many varieties include edible plantsEvery Growbar contains a themed seed collection within fertile coir bars.  The pictured Victorian Flowers Growbar makes the ideal Valentine’s giveaway. The bar just needs to be unwrapped, popped into a tray, and watered regularly. Within just 6-8 weeks, healthy seedlings will be growing and will be ready to plant in pots or in the garden.

The coolest part? The Growbar is 100% eco-friendly, as the coir is made with coconut fibres a sustainable alternative to peat. The film wrap is recyclable and made from sugar cane, which is 100% biodegradable. Even the card packaging is recyclable. 

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Sourcing Sustainable Valentine’s Day Giveaways

No matter how you decide to show love this Valentine’s Day, we urge you to try to do it in the most eco-friendly way possible.  Our memorable and unique floral and plant gifts show that your brand cares about the planet whilst also acting as an effective Valentine’s Day giveaway that promotes your brand.

We could all certainly do with some love after the tough couple of years we’ve all had!  Our Valentine’s Day products can be created and delivered in just 1-3 weeks, so get in touch today to ensure delivery in time for Valentine’s Day 2022. 

 

Promotional Plants - Seedball Boxes

The Benefits of Using Sustainable Promotional Products

Giveaways and freebies are almost always appealing. That’s why large and small businesses alike frequently give away printed and branded promotional products like notepads, pens, pencils and keyrings. Their customers are happy to receive a gift and the theory is, that the business will be remembered every time the recipient uses it.

Avoiding single-use plastics.

But, what is the value of these promotional giveaways? How many of these items get thrown in the rubbish bin? Or, how many are immediately stowed away in the dark depths of a drawer, only to resurrect during a bout of spring cleaning? Unfortunately, if these promotional products are not being used or seen on a regular basis, they lose virtually all value as marketing pieces. In this scenario, your brand is not staying top of mind with your customers, and you’re just adding to the single-use plastic crisis.

However, making mindful decisions about your promotional products, and ensuring that they are made sustainably, can make for a very strong branded piece.  Eco-friendly promotional products are not only beneficial for your brand and the environment. They also help customers to perceive your company as sustainable and help it to maintain an eco-conscious image.

It’s time to move on from the days of cheap foam keychains and scratchy T-shirts that will only ever be worn as pajamas. Read on to see some of the main benefits you can enjoy from investing in high-quality, sustainable promotional products for your brand.

Why Choose Sustainable Promotional Products for Green Marketing Campaigns?

 

1. Gives Customers An Experience

Promotional products that feature seeds and plants live on well beyond even a product that gets day-to-day use, like a pen or notebook. Once the seeds from a product like our Seedsticks, or Seed Paper are planted, a care-taking process is sparked. Your customers will nurture their seedlings as they grow. In turn, developing a more emotionally-invested relationship with your brand. Consistent interaction with a plant is necessary, meaning your brand will be regularly recalled every time a customer looks at or interacts with their greenery.

 

 

An example of a turf grass Seedstick piece we created for Arsenal FC.

 

2. Stronger Brand Messaging

Just like plantable and eco-conscious promotional products allow for a stronger experience with a brand, the tie-in between the type of seed used and the brand can create stronger brand messaging. Between flower, herb, vegetable and tree seed varieties, there is a seed tie-in for just about any brand or marketing campaign.

For example, a spa may use Eucalyptus tree seeds in their product to simulate relaxation, while a veterans group may use poppy flower seeds to represent the bloodshed in battle. A cookery brand might choose herb seeds, and an ecological campaign could choose wildflowers that create food and habitat for bees. 

A variety of our seeded promotional products.

 

3. Supports Sustainable Business and Habits

In addition to supplying a variety of customisable eco-friendly, plantable promotional products, Buddy Burst practices carbon neutral printing. Our carbon neutral printing is certified to ISO14001 environmental standard. It is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Unfortunately,  the creation of carbon emissions during printing is unavoidable. To solve this, our printers support two projects that help avoid the creation of CO2 and actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Moreover, our factory is powered by solar panels. This means that we use a true renewable energy source (the sun) instead of excess fossil fuels to push us forward.

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Treating the Earth and environment well is a hot-button topic right now, and with the hovering presence of global warming, it’s doubtful that this trend will go away any time soon. Step up to the plate, ditch single-use plastic and practice sustainable business within your daily operations. Consumers are much more knowledgeable and want to see that their favourite brands care about the environment too.

Businesses can make a great impression with potential customers by choosing sustainable promotional products. As the inventor of the Seedstick, here at Buddy Burst we stock a wide range of sustainable promotional products that are just perfect for green marketing campaigns.  Take a look and see which of our products could enhance your brand. We can even supply product samples!