Simple Steps to Greener Living

According to the Whole Foods blog, Whole Story, there are enough greeting cards sold in the United States each year to fill a building as long as a football field and at least 10 stories high!


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December 1, 2009

Recycled Holiday Cards

Send'em smiles, send'em cheer,
Send'em joy for the New Year.
Send'em recycled cards with generous bills,
Just don't send'em later to the Earth's landfills!

Billions of holiday cards are purchased each winter in the U.S. and tossed in the trash just a few weeks later by their recipients. Make the choice to send greener greetings this year by creating your own cards, sending e-cards, making a holiday phone call or buying recycled cards to support a worthy cause.

  • Recycled Christmas cards are available through Cards Direct, with the proceeds of some designs going towards the Susan G. Komen For the Cure® foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, and other noteworthy charities.
  • Hanukkah greeting cards, as well as other recycled holiday cards, can be ordered via Cards for Causes, which uses 30% post consumer materials and donates 20% of your purchase price to any charity you wish to support!
  • Recycled greeting cards are created by children from St. Jude's Ranch, an organization that strives to help kids who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. The kids take your old holiday cards and create new designs, with the proceeds going towards the foundation. The website has recently been under construction, but you should still be able to donate your old cards by sending them to: St. Jude's Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program, 100 St. Jude's Street, Boulder City, NV, 89005.

Send your friends and family a unique and eco-friendly Grow-A-Note® greeting card from Green Field Paper Company, or choose a more traditional Hemp Heritage® recycled design.

Get inspired to create DIY recycled holiday cards and learn other ways you can keep the environment in mind this winter by reading Greenjoyment.


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