I love when I find companies such as Ecojot!! It seems to me Hallmark has major competition when it comes to other options in 2013 for card purchasing. I am always looking out for something unique, and when I found Ecojot, I was really thrilled. They make gorgeous cards, notebooks, work books, planners, gift wrap, wedding journals and thank you cards, baby cards and books, even fabric cases for your ipad and e-readers. Here is some background about the company from their website:
Founded by Mark Gavin in 2007, ecojot® creates eco-friendly stationery, paper goods and custom design products that feature whimsical and inspirational designs. Designer Carolyn Gavin garners her inspiration from different artistic genres found in her travels and varying facets of life. Ecojot specializes in a variety of journals, sketchbooks, children's sketchbooks, gift wrap, calendars and note cards. The paper content used is 100% post-consumer recycled and all products are designed and printed in Canada.
We are more than an eco-friendly stationery company; we are committed to giving back one journal at a time. The "GIVE" program started in 2010 and uses a simple premise: With the purchase of a jumbo journal, Ecojot will give a workbook to a child in need. Today, under the “GIVE” program, over 200,000 notebooks have been placed into the hands of children in need.Learn more about our GIVEprogram.
Ecojot also has a long and successful track record of working with organizations on creating unique custom designs. We have worked with Canopy, California Baby, and The Jane Goodall Institute on creating limited edition designs.
In 2011, we received a bronze award in the Visual Communication - Brand and Identity design category from the Design Exchange, an internationally-recognized organization dedicated to promoting Canadian design.
We are a proudly Canadian company based out of Scarborough, Ontario. Ecojot is available in over a thousand retail locations across Canada, United States, Switzerland, Norway, Finland and beyond!
the cards are so beautiful you can frame them and hang them anywhere around your home or office
"New York, New York what a wonderful town"Jumbo Journal GIVEs support to Sandy Storm Relief efforts.
A portion of the sale will be donated across the affected East Coast to provide food, clothing and other essential supplies to those in need. This Jumbo Journal is perfect for capturing your aspirations, creative ideas and random thoughts!
- Size 6x9"
- 150 lined sheets
- All paper and board is made from 100% post-consumer waste.
- Designed and printed in Canada
With your purchase of an ecojot® Jumbo Journal a child in need receives a workbook to build their literacy skills. Since 2010 together we have donated over 240,000 workbooks to children in Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Poland, Honduras, Niger, St. Lucia and Zimbabwe. Thank You all for your continued support. Together we give more.
On August 11th, 2012 we hosted our first ever GIVE to the Children Concert in Toronto. See our albums page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ecojot)
Ecojot and The Schoolbag (www.theschoolbag.org), partnered up for the second time to bring 33,000 ecojot workbooks, 20,000 pens and other school supplies to children in Haiti on August 12, 2012. Mark Gavin, Erin Schrode and 5 wonderful volunteers personally distributed all the supplies to the children in 48 schools across the capital city Port-Au-Prince.
Stay informed about our GIVE efforts by following us on Twitter @ecojot, Facebook , and on Pinterest.
Our purpose here at ecojot® revolves around the power of GIVE-ing a sustainable future to our Planet through the use of recycled material; People by providing sweat-shop free production in our hometown; and most importantly Philanthropy; giving children in need a chance at literacy and education.
Created in 2010, the ecojot GIVE Program provides a workbook and pen to children in need around the world every time a Jumbo Journal is purchased.
Why give workbooks?
When our founder Mark Gavin visited schools in Kenya he met a boy named James who had recently lost his father to a political tribal war involving machetes. Now James lives with his mother in a refugee camp where they struggle daily to survive. During Mark's time at the school he noticed James would use up his workbook and then erase the content. Mark saw him do this and asked him why, James replied saying that if he used up his workbook, then he wouldn’t know when he would receive another. This is just one story of the many Mark experienced on his visits to schools in developing countries. These children are eager to learn and yet they are lacking school supplies that we here in our hometown have an abundance of.
Our main purpose is to give children in need sustainable tools for them to develop their literacy skills in hope that at least one and hopefully many will grow to become positive influencers and give back to their community and our world.
Many children in developing countries cannot attend school because they lack basic school supplies. The opportunity to be educated can give a child a sustainable and more prosperous life for their families, community and country. We are committed to supporting children's arts, literacy and education. Together we will GIVE more.
OUR GIVEAWAY WILL BE A $20.00 GIFT CARD FOR YOUR TO PURCHASE ITEMS OF YOUR CHOICE AT THE ECOJOT ONLINE SHOP!!
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I need to be able to contact you should you be the lucky winner, so please be sure I can email you or I will need to choose another winner.
Details: This giveaway is open to US and Canada Residents and will remain open until February 1, 2013 at 11:59pm. EST. Any comments left after this time will not be counted. Ecojot has kindly provided the $20.00 gift card for this giveaway.
The winner will be selected randomly & will be notified via email & will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Good Luck to Everyone!!
*Disclaimer: There has been no monetary compensation for posting this content. Brands mentioned are not affiliates or sponsors of this blog post. I received a Jumbo Journal New York City, a mini journal New York City and 2 greetings cards for my review of this product from Ecojot. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experiences.
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