Rochester, New York based web business, ScrapSMART.com, hopes that it’s easy alternatives to mass produced paper products will catch on with eco-savvy scrap booking and party enthusiasts.
In a recent national press release ScrapSMART.com encouraged those gearing up for holiday parties to consider their affordable alternative to buying mass produced party favors. The company claims to offer all the party materials you need in a convenient downloadable file format or CD that customers can print from as they need.
“Once upon a time you had to run all over town searching for everything you needed to throw a Christmas Party,” says Reenie Feingold, founder of ScrapSMART. “Our Jolly Christmas Party CD …provides you with a complete party package for only $19.99…”
The Environmental News Network estimates that the paper products industry consumes 24 Million Metric tons of trees, or 16.32 Million Trees annually in the U.S. alone. For those who are environmentally conscious and would rather not support this kind of massive deforestation, this provides a triple threat alternative. Smart consumers can save time, not having to drive around everywhere, save money, not having to pay for fuel and multiple party items, and save trees by printing only what you need. This can be important to consumers who would prefer not to hand money over to companies that harvest millions of trees in order to create mass produced paper products that sit on store shelves. Plus, you can always recycle the items you’ve printed when you’re done with them.
The disks and files from ScrapSMART include things such as:
- Guest Lists
- Banners, Signs and Posters
- Personalized goodies bags, place cards and cup decorations
- Activities and games
- Hats, badges, finger puppets, coloring pages, flags
- Custom scrapbook and photo pages and more
In a tough economic time such as the world is experiencing, one is hard pressed to find a cheaper alternative. Even if you are lucky enough to find a dollar store with everything you need, you’ll quickly exceed $20 before adding on fuel costs and time lost if you’re a busy professional.
The company also offers files and CD’s for a number of other party occasions and scrap booking projects, boasting over 25,000 vintage and original clip art images.
Just one more thing to consider in your holiday party planning.
In the meantime Feingold hopes that those concerned about the world’s forests will voice their opinions with their wallets. Those of us who are concerned about tree consumption just may choose to send a message to the paper products industry, that modern consumers are environmentally aware and that there is a demand for change from the old ways of paper production.