Cards - Giving Seeds of Love


Many thousands of precious cards, messages and drawings left as tributes on Rolleston Ave after the Christchurch terrorist attack in March 2019, have been given a respectful new life of love and hope as these seeded paper heart cards.

Each of these cards contains a seeded paper heart, ready to be planted to grow wildflowers in a pot, that you can eventually transfer to your garden.

The Christchurch City Council gifted more than 50 boxes of materials to Christchurch woman Rebecca Parnham, full of sheets of paper that couldn’t be archived. Rebecca, who founded Seeds of Love, says that the seeded paper hearts are one way to ensure the outpouring of love never gets forgotten. Rebecca is a social worker and worked with children who were struggling with anxiety after the Canterbury earthquakes. The initiative was initially about offering a process and advice in the aftermath of the events of March 2019, but has since grown and evolved into a proactive approach to promoting a more cohesive society. Rebecca also hosts workshops at local schools, workplaces and the beautiful Al Noor mosque, designed to offer the opportunity to make connections with those from different backgrounds and with different beliefs or simply to offer an opportunity to have conversations with each other about our differences. She partners with the Lady Khadija Charitable Trust, which is funding workshops around Canterbury.

The process of making the paper hearts takes up to two hours. The recycled paper is pulped, combined with wildflower seeds and then pressed into moulds before being left to dry out. Each card contains instructions on how to germinate and grow the seeded heart.

The artwork on each card is by local designer Sarina Dickson.

You can send this beautiful card (and a gift) directly to someone special, just add to the cart, and let us know with a note at checkout what you would like to say and we will write in the card for you in our best handwriting!

This item is made in New Zealand

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