Show Your Mom Some Love: Mother’s Day Sale at Plywerk

If you pay attention to our blog, watch commercials, use the internet, or read the covers of magazines while you’re in line at the grocery store, you probably know that Mother’s Day is coming up. You might also know that Plywerk is holding a Mother’s Day photo contest, but the Mother’s Day festivities don’t stop there! That’s because moms are very, very important. None of us would be here if it weren’t for moms! Think about that. Pretty spooky, huh?

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We’re having a Mother’s Day Sale! Use the discount code WELOVEMOM for 20% off.

Anyhow, just to show you (and your mom) how much we care, we’re having a Plywerk Mother’s Day Sale as well!

The Mother’s Day Sale will run through May 1st. (We know that Mother’s Day is May 11th, but our happy little Plywerk elves need a little time for turnaround, you see.) But if you’re looking for a cool gift for mom this year, you can save 20% off your order with the discount code WELOVEMOM.

We’re working as fast as we can, and we already cut our turnaround time just to make more Mother’s Day dreams come true. We’re giving you the gift of time. That’s more time to place your order or perhaps more time to place another order when your husband tells you that he doesn’t have anything for his mom and could you maybe help?

Maybe your mom is really into going green. Plywerk is the perfect gift for green moms. And maybe your mom just loves pictures of her family. Who doesn’t? Either way, we can help you to create beautiful, thoughtful, personalized gifts for Mother’s Day. Order a Print on Plywerk and we’ll put a cherished family memory on gorgeous eco-friendly bamboo. And if you don’t wait until the very last minute, you can save 20 percent! So make your mama proud. And make her happy with the gift of Plywerk.

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Happy Earth Day from Plywerk

Plywerk is proud to be green. We’re one of those cool, independent, green businesses you’re always hearing about. But what we now think of as ‘being green’ really began as the environmental movement. And it was introduced into the mainstream with the first Earth Day in 1970.

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At Plywerk we recognize and appreciate the gift of our existence. We see it as our responsibility to treat all people with dignity and respect and to be stewards of the planet during our time here.

The times, they were a-changing back in 1970. A lot of things were happening that year. In America, we were in the middle of the Cold War, the Space Race, and tension over Vietnam was heightening. It was a pretty scary time for our country. But it was a good time to step back and take a look at how we treat each other and our planet.

Despite the groundbreaking publication of Silent Spring in 1962, most Americans were not all too concerned about environmental issues, even by 1970. For the most part, we didn’t worry about silly things like fuel efficiency in automobiles or toxic waste created from manufacturing. Plants and factories released massive quantities of harmful pollutants into our water and our air with no worry of legal consequences, public health, or even bad press. Pollution was just accepted as the cost of doing business. People, not even celebrities, weren’t talking much about the environment.

But today, we’re all talking about the environment. Well, maybe not all of us. But all of us at Plywerk. Have a look at our More Than Just Green page to see our efforts. And even if you’re not talking about the environment, you’re probably hearing about it. And we think that’s a great thing. Today, Earth Day is the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people each year.

But not all businesses are committed to being green. It’s easier to make money when you’re not so concerned about the world. So the next time you’re shopping around for a birthday present or a housewarming gift, think about choosing green businesses. Give the gift of Plywerk and the Earth will thank you.

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Plywerk as a B Corp

Plywerk is striving for a B. But before you tell us to buckle down and work harder, you should know that it’s a good thing. This isn’t like trying to get a B in 11th grade American History. We’re not underachievers here at Plywerk. You see, we’re shooting for a B that will designate us as a B Corporation. If you’ve never heard of a B Corporation, you might be scratching your head right about now. Stop! Don’t muss up your hair! What is a B Corp? We can explain.

Plywerk is striving to be a B-Corporation.

To give you a tasty little analogy, B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Does that help? Wait a minute. Now we’re doing analogies? This is starting to feel suspiciously like high school. But stick with me here and I’ll save you a spot at a good lunch table.

B Corp certification is issued by B Lab. This United States-based non-profit organization judges for-profit businesses on social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In order to get certified, businesses have to obtain a minimum score on an online assessment for high social and environmental performance. This all sounds good to us at Plywerk. That’s why we’re in the business of selling eco-friendly products made in the United States.

Being a B Corporation means being one of the good guys. It means that your business cares about the environment and about people too. B Corps are businesses that don’t just care about business. As a B Corp, a business has the ability to create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in the community. And, as the movement grows, it becomes an increasingly powerful agent of change. Which means we all get to sit at the cool table. It’s hip to be B.

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Mother’s Day Photo Contest

As you people with calendars probably know, Mother’s Day is coming up soon. Maybe you’ve thought about it and maybe you haven’t. But now that you’re definitely thinking about it, it seems like a good time to mention that Plywerk is holding a Mother’s Day Photo Contest. That means it’s time to take a trip down memory lane!

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Now, we don’t know all of your moms personally, but we still think that this is a contest your mom would approve of. Of course, we can’t be sure. But we think she’ll like this contest more than the ones you had as a kid because it doesn’t involve loud yelling or throwing objects at the dog.

No, this is just a safe, quiet photo contest. All you really need is a photo and a can-do attitude. In order to enter, we simply ask that you share and comment on an image of your mom. Just find a frame-worthy memory of your mama and give it a whirl. It’s simple. It’s pain-free. And you can submit your entry via Facebook or Instagram. Just remember to use the hashtag #plymomsday to enter.

And don’t dilly dally because the deadline to enter the contest is May 11th. So give it a shot. There’s nothing to lose and plenty to gain. Specifically, the lucky winner will walk away with our Maggie magnetic photo frame. And that’s the large size. And of course, they’ll also get a printed version of that winning photo.

But even if you don’t win our Mother’s Day Photo Contest, you can still be a winner. You’ll almost certainly feel pretty victorious when you buy a Maggie for mom. Or perhaps you’ll consider ordering a Print on Plywerk so that you can put that beautiful memory on bamboo.

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Enna Grazier Photography

We see a lot of lovely photos here at Plywerk. But we don’t always know the full story behind those photos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we say let’s hear some of those words every now and again! When you see a powerful image, wouldn’t you like to know the story behind it? Of course you would! So we’re going to give the people what they want! Now let’s all gather round for a little Plywerk storytime.

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A basket of eggs and a beautiful pear shot at the Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner.
Images by Grazier Photography

Today we’re featuring the work of photographer and Plywerk customer Enna Grazier. Enna makes up half the team at Grazier Photography, which she runs with her husband. They offer artistic photography for wedding and portrait clients throughout New England.

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Images by Grazier Photography.

These shots by Enna Grazier capture details from the Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner, an event produced by local farmers and chefs who collaborate to create a wonderful locally grown meal. It benefits the Heirloom Harvest Project. the mission of which is to promote regional heritage foods and agricultural diversity. It also works to strengthen the important connections between farmers, chefs, and consumers in the community.

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Heads of garlic and Famer Chuck Cox displaying his Gilfeather Turnips.
Images by Grazier Photography.

Farmer Chuck Cox is considered to be the granddaddy of organic farming in New Hampshire. He and his family have developed and practiced sustainable farming methods since the 70s, and they’ve helped countless other farmers establish sustainable farming practices. Chuck Cox is an innovative farmer, and he has been instrumental in resurrecting many heirloom seed varieties thought to be lost. He’s shown holding a bunch of the beloved Gilfeather Turnips.

If you have a story of your own that you’d like to tell, order a Print on Plywerk. Put your best images on our best materials. We’ll help you tell a tale with beautiful prints on wood. It’s a story that never gets old, don’t you think?

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