About Nature’s Bounty Greeting Cards

Each one of our cards begins with a conversation with a farmer or an artisan at a local farmers’ market or out in their field, discussing what they love — the food they grow or the products they craft by hand. We capture the bounty of their labor with gorgeous photographs, we add a meaningful message inside, and we honor them with their photograph and contact information right on the back.


But the food cycle doesn’t stop there . . . it would not be complete without remembering our neighbors in need and supporting the vital services of the St. Louis Area Foodbank with a donation from each card sold.


At Nature’s Bounty, we are committed to creating greeting cards that are always BEAUTIFUL, always POSITIVE, always GIVING BACK.

 

Nature’s Bounty Greeting Cards is produced by Thrive Creative LLC,
a full-service graphic design studio (thrivecreativellc@gmail.com).

We specialize in working with businesses and organizations who
promote health and well-being.


Meet our dedicated team:

Susan Gutnik
Owner/Creator/Designer/Photographer

I have always loved greeting cards . . . making them, giving them, and receiving them. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and have worked as a graphic designer and book designer ever since. I have lived in several places — Boston and Albuquerque — but always found my way back to St. Louis . . . finally realizing, I am a Midwesterner through and through! Nature’s Bounty is a labor of love . . . allowing me to share some of the things I hold most dear.

Stacy Stockwell
Designer/Photographer

I am a graphic designer and photographer, born and raised in St. Louis. I earned a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Fontbonne University and have previously worked as a designer for both Fontbonne and Saint Louis University. I’ve designed alongside Susan for over four years now, and it’s been such a journey to watch the greeting cards evolve from an idea to a line of over fifty cards. We hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us! 

 

Q & A with Susan Gutnik, owner/creator:

So, why greeting cards?

“As a child, it only seemed natural to make greeting cards for my family–it was one small way I could show my love. Over the years, I channeled my creative impulse into book design and graphic design, but I never lost my appreciation for the impact a hand-written note could have. Nature’s Bounty grew out of those early childhood seeds planted long ago and nurtured by years of working my craft.”

So, why Nature’s Bounty?

“I love preparing healthy, fresh foods. In the course of cooking, I was struck by the beauty of the foods I was handling. Day in, day out, I marveled at the awesome beauty and wonder of a red pepper sliced open, of the delicate skin of an onion, of the tree-like structure of broccoli. I simply had to share these things.”

So, why the words?

Words have power…to move us, inform us, change us. Surrounding our selves with positive words can make a difference. Nature’s Bounty is dedicated to being a messenger of light, love, and renewal.”

So, why the St. Louis Area Foodbank?

“I quickly became aware, food is part of a cycle. It begins with the farmers who plant it, tend it, harvest it, and bring it to market. And it ends with our civic duty to make sure everyone has enough.”

 

Thank you to our participating growers, farmers, and artisans! You are revitalizing a long tradition of
sensible self-sufficiency, thoughtful stewardship of the land, and honest integrity of product and process.
You help make our community a richer, more vibrant, and healthier place to live.

Meet the local growers, farmers, and artisans featured on
Nature’s Bounty Greeting Cards:

Are you in the Missouri / Illinois Bi-state area and wishing to be featured on our cards?
Contact us — we would love to learn more.

Molly Rockamann
EarthDance Organic Farm School
Ferguson, Missouri
earthdancefarms.org

Featured Cards: Together, Sunshine, Diversity, Flourish, Gifts, Friends

Mimo Davis & Miranda Duschack
Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers
St. Louis, Missouri
citygrownflowers.com

Featured Cards: Bliss, Joy, Inspired, Awe, Thanks, Congrats, Thankful, Now, Marvel, Blessed, Beautiful, Be Well, Breathe, Dream, You, Flower Thank You Petite Notecards

Colleen Thompson
Colleen’s Cookies
St. Louis, Missouri
colleenscookies.com

Featured Cards: Holiday Collection 2017

David Bohlen
Bohlen Family Farms
Ferguson, Missouri
facebook.com/BohlenFamilyFarms

Featured Cards: Vitality, Chill

Terry Friedman
Old Ways Soap Company
Rock Hill, Missouri
facebook.com/OldWaysSoap

Featured Cards: Shine, Splash

Nicola Macpherson
Ozark Forest Mushrooms LLC
Salem, Missouri
ozarkforest.com

Featured Cards: Seek, Find

Dave & Darrell Thies
Thies Farm & Greenhouse, Inc.
St. Louis County, Missouri
thiesfarm.com

Featured Cards: Radiant, Plant, Splurge, Ripe, Yum, Grateful, Smile

Katie Fleet
Kate’s Cuts
Kirkwood, Missouri
katescutskirkwood.com

Featured Cards: Glorious, Bold, Bloom, Blossom

Susie Thierbach
Thierbach Orchards
Marthasville, Missouri
thierbachorchards.com

Featured Cards: Juicy, Savor

Ellen & Gerald Schindler
Schindler’s garden
New Florence, MO

Featured Cards: Ahhh, Home, Cheer, Sweet

Lance Menard
Menard Farms
St. Mary, Missouri
facebook.com/MenardFarms

Featured Cards: Precious, Plenty

Drew Wells & Allison Betonville
Biver Farms
Edwardsville, Illinois
facebook.com/BiverFarms

Featured Cards: Unique, Earthy

Stacey Larson
Riverbend Roots Farm
Alton, Illinois
riverbendroots.com

Featured Cards: Hearts, Natural, Thrive

Joe Ringhausen
Joe Ringhausen Orchard
Fieldon, Illinois

Featured Cards: Happy

Sarah Buila
Buila Family Farm
Cobden, Illinois

Featured Cards: Magic, Fun, Fun (Holiday)

Colby Jones
Farrar Out Farm
Perryville, Missouri

Featured Cards: Harvest

Michael Gehman
Local Farmer Crop Boxes, LLC
Benton, Illinois
localfarmercsa.com

Featured Cards: Strong, Fresh, Family, Nourish

Craig Joseph Sanders
Nolte Farms
Columbia, Illinois
cjsimagination.com

Featured Cards: Resilient

Maria Hahn
Hahn Farm
Foley, Missouri

Featured Cards: Pause


The St. Louis Area Foodbank began its service to the community in 1975. Since that time, the organization has grown to become the area’s largest nonprofit 501(c)(3) food distribution center dedicated to feeding those in need. The organization’s mission is to feed hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engage our community in the fight against hunger.

Last year alone, the Foodbank distributed over 42 million pounds of food and personal care items, helping to provide 34 million meals for local families. More than 392,000 people rely on the Foodbank for assistance each year. With every dollar donated to the Foodbank, the organization can provide four meals and 97 percent of donations go toward food distribution. The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the only local food bank with memberships in both the United Way of Greater St. Louis and Feeding America. The organization is also an accredited charity with the BBB and has received seven consecutive 4-Star ratings.

For more information on the organization and the issue of hunger, please visit STLFoodbank.org. 

food-bank-logo

“Last year alone, the Foodbank distributed over 42 million pounds of food and personal care items, helping to provide 34 million meals for local families.”


You can purchase Nature’s Bounty Cards at these fine retailers in the St. Louis area:


Straub’s
8282 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105
314-725-2121
straubs.com


Ken Miesner’s Flowers
9723 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
314-567-6650
facebook.com/kenmiesnersflowers


City Greens Market
4260 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-833-3811
stlcitygreens.org

Thies Farm and Greenhouses
3200 Greens Bottom Road
St. Charles, MO 63304
636-447-2230
thiesfarm.com


S. Finch Florist
2901 Macklind Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
314-899-9514
facebook.com/sfinchfloriststl


The Wolf Cafe
15480 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
636-527-7027
thewolfstl.com

Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112
314-746-4599
mohistory.org


Kirkwood Florist
10515 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-965-8440
kirkwoodflorist.com


 

 

 

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