Paper Culture's Gorgeously Graphic (and Green) Eco Stationery for Summer Parties and More


Guest Post by Christopher Wu

One of the best parts of diving into the summer months is the endless social fun that goes hand-in-hand with this time of year. If you are a fan of pool parties, picnics, or just simple get-togethers spent noshing on good food with friends, summer is your season. Whatever your idea of a perfect summer party, step one is to set the stage with the right invitation.

But how do you feel good about sending out a physical invite when you like to keep your paper output to a minimum? Simple – trust the experts at Paper Culture who have created the perfect combo of modern design with an eco-friendly attitude. The company takes its environmental commitment seriously – each Paper Culture card is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, meaning no new trees are ever cut to make the stationery, and it plants a tree in a US forest for every order placed. So, go ahead, choose a design, choose your
friends and get your summer party plans into full swing.

Check out a few of our favorites from Paper Culture’s summer party invitations and get ready to swoon:


Simply Summer – Sometimes simplicity is supreme. If you’re into having a summery bash with music and fun, but don’t feel the need for a specific theme, check out this bright and bold invitation. This design transports you immediately to thoughts of lounging in the sunshine and taking advantage of all the joys of summer. Let the daydreaming begin.


Ice Cream Social – Whether inviting kids or grown-ups, what better treat is there than a party full of ice cream and adventure? This adorable card hits the spot and will leave your guests cooing and heading out for toppings. A summer to remember all starts here.


Manhattan Party Time – For grown-ups only, a warm summer night full of cocktails and laughter with friends may be paradise. Invite your friends to a happy hour, dinner, or any other celebration in style, and watch them be compelled to show up early and leave even later.


Charity for the Environment – We’re all nature lovers and this invite puts the environment front and center. Whether a charity fundraiser or an eco-themed gathering, this design ensures that your invitations are aligned with your environment and principles.

Excited about Paper Culture and wanting to plan your summer party ASAP? If you’re short on time, Paper Culture even has a Mail & Message service, which means they will address, stamp (with a real stamp) and mail your cards…for free. Customers only pay the cost of postage. You will also have the free option to print a unique personal message on the back of each card. Let the party planning begin!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.