Lets be upfront, before we delve into this awesome Vendor Spotlight….. I, Danielle- Creator, Birth Mother, Founder of Black Sheep Bride- have a serious problem – I am a habitual Facebook Be-Friender. You know when you get a Friend Request from someone you’ve never met and you politely hit decline, report or not now… Yeah- it was probably me… HA! and that is how we come to Caroline Creates. Don’t ask me how I found her, but I did and for the past year or so…. I’ve been watching her business flourish, both in momentum and in giving! With that said, I couldn’t be more excited to see she was already following our BSB Movement also and has joined our growing Black Sheep Bride Vendor List! Without further adieu – I introduce to you Caroline Creates
What type of wedding business do you have?
Caroline Create is a little eco-friendly stationery company in Fort Worth, Texas.
What drew you into the wedding industry?
I fell in love with weddings while planning my own wedding. I just loved the coming together to celebrate love and a new journey starting. Most of all, I fell head over heels in love with paper and stationery when working on my own wedding invitations.
What brought you to turning your wedding business into a vehicle of change, and using your skills to DO GOOD for the environment?
I’ve always been a hippie at heart. We took a trip to Colorado and I became enamored with the forests and mountains (we have neither in Texas). I was and still am a huge recycler and part of me felt extremely guilty that as a stationery producer, I was contributing to the problem. I love handwritten notes and knew there had to be a better way. I initially started my mission by using recycled paper and envelopes that have low post consumer waste. Then while watching the news and seeing wildfires in Colorado, I knew I could do more. That’s when I began the “I plant trees” campaign and it stuck! Now for every order placed, we plant a tree through a donation to Plant-It 2020, an organization that plants trees in non-logging areas in the United States and around the world with the goal of benefiting the environment and people who live in the area. The cool thing about donating to Plant-It 2020 is you can pick and choose where your trees go! So often, I let brides tell me where they want their trees!
Are you working on any special projects to help others/the planet right now?
I’m super excited to be partnering with a dear friend to create some special products to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her son, who has diabetes, will be partnering with me to exclusively design some stationery. Those will be available on my website in the coming months.
How has Giving made you personally and professionally more successful!/happy?
I love our planet and want there to be lots of trees and green space for my kids to enjoy. Being able to say that my invitations, stationery and paper products are adding trees and not taking them down is such a gift and has given me a sense of purpose! One small change can make such a huge difference! More than anything, it makes me so happy to be able to help brides do the same with their wedding stationery. Eco-friendly stationery can be trendy and beautiful and that’s why I like to say we are “green without all the granola!”