Thursday, December 16, 2010

Having A Green Christmas?


  1. It is important to remember that not everyone will want to participate in a green Christmas and we certainly do n. Be careful not to offend family members who might still be clinging to anyone. Focus on the ways in which you as an individual can make changes. Sending cards via email, instead of sending paper cards, is one thing you can do on your own.

Maybe buy Holiday Portrait Cards that your recipients will treasure forever.

  • The 2.6 billion holiday cards sold each year in the United Statescould fill a landfill the size of a football field 10 stories high. The following options could help reduce that pile.

  1. Consider switching to emailed holiday cards.
    • You can send photo and holiday e-cards using sites like Blue Mountain and Amazon.com.
    • Someecards.com provides a little comic relief for the holidays, with cards like the one pictured at right. NOTE: Several of Someecards' e-cards are not appropriate for children.
  2. Try creating a holiday album on a photo-sharing site like flickr or Shutterfly and circulating that instead of a traditional card.
  3. Buy cards printed on recycled paper, handmade papers, or paper made from materials like hemp. Three of Hallmark's lines have recycled content: Shoebox Greetings, My Thoughts Exactly, and Comedy Club.
    • Hallmark has e-cards available, too.
  4. Buy cards that donate a portion of proceeds to a good cause.
  5. Reuse holiday cards you receive to make gift tags. Most people don't write on the back of the front of the card.

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