Most times one receives invitation cards for a happy occasion, but it also is a colossal waste of paper, as they are often dumped.
However, Kerala MLA V Abdurahiman decided to do things a bit differently while printing invitation cards for his daughter's wedding reception.
The independent legislator (associated with the LDF) from Tanur constituency decided to go the eco-friendly way to invite guests for his daughter Rizwana Sherin's reception.The screen-printed wedding invitations were made from 100 percent recyclable paper, the MLA confirmed to the Indian Express. The simple card does not compromise on aesthetic appeal with its pinkish tinge and beautiful golden, elegant font inviting all guests to Rizwana's and Mishad's big day.
However, the card's purpose does not end once it has been read by the guests. According to the MLA, the paper invite can grow into a plant once it has been moistened and sowed in a sunny spot and watered adequately.
How, you wonder? The card is coated with several varieties of flowers, vegetable and herb seeds.
"It could be brinjal, ladies finger, carrots and even marigold seeds. You just need to sow it and wait for it to grow," the MLA told The Express.
Although Abdurahiman did not say how many cards were printed, he said that he got the idea to do this from a friend in Bangalore.
The MLA said that wedding invites are given away with a lot of love and affection, but most times end up getting burned or dumped somewhere once their purpose is served. It is to change this practice that the MLA decided to go in for an eco-friendly invite.
The MLA even said that although these cards take longer to print, they are very economical and even provides livelihood to people. He even said that he was sure people won't throw away these cards, and that even if they don't grow them, they will give it to friends or family.
"When they see these plants in the future growing in their garden, they will think about our happy wedding," the MLA was quoted as saying.