Eco Friendly Christmas Cards – Ethical Advent Day 4

Do you still buy physical Christmas cards, or are you an e-card fan? Perhaps you opt for a donation to charity and select from their e-cards. Whichever option you choose, make sure it’s the most eco-friendly you can make it.

pure-julia-CYnM_WRgI-Q-unsplashPhoto by pure julia on Unsplash

In our house, we personally opt not to purchase physical Christmas cards, and we politely request that our friends and family don’t send us them either. We much prefer an e-card with a personal comment, or a simple text message, or even a phone call. It always makes me sad after Christmas to see all of the beautiful cards being thrown away, so if we do receive any at all, I always make them into gift tags for the next year.

If you don’t want to send one of the many free e-cards available, why not look for high quality, digital products instead. Paperless Post have created a range of elegant, impressive designs. They design in-house and keep up with modern trends to ensure that they match the highest quality physical products on the market. You can choose to buy credits towards cards, or select from the beautiful range of free ones.

If you still like sending a physical card, or your family/friends don’t use the internet, then always go for ethical cards printed on FSC paper, avoiding glitter laden cards full of micro-plastics and preferably go for a charity option. One of our favourite charities to support at this time of year is Shelter, who do wonderful work for the homeless, as well as making Christmas cards to help them on their mission.

Three of our Shelter Christmas cards, colourful festive designs

Shelter also offer e-cards for Christmas, and you can choose how much you donate to them for using their designs. This is one of my favourite options and one we choose most years.

One of our Shelter e-cards, featuring penguins and the words Happy Christmas

I hope this article has given you some food for thought about Christmas cards and the various options to make this one a more Conscious Christmas.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow.

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  1. ravenamber87 says:

    Reblogged this on Raven's Blog. and commented:
    Animal Free Research UK are great, because they’re working on alternatives to animal research and providing something better instead of saying ‘don’t do it!’ but then not providing any alternatives. Plus…that cat in the snow! 💗

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