Card-inal Rules for Less-Waste Holiday Greetings
While Aunt Ida always enjoys your holiday newsletter in the snail mail, it might be time to shake things up like a snow globe this year. Ho, ho, hold the postage and check out these ways to send out holiday greetings the green way.
DYO—Design Your Own
Designing your own holiday greetings can be a fun and easy way to put a personal spin on your e-card or annual e-newsletter with zero postage or paper waste. Plus, it can be free if you play your cards right. Apps like Canva, Unfold, and Adobe Spark take the intimidation out of designing. With preloaded templates you can customize, you’ll be emailing adorable personalized cards faster than the speed of Santa’s sleigh.
Not really the artistic type? Don’t worry! All is calm, all is bright because you still have options. For those who have a holly jolly sense of humor, Jib-Jab is a hilarious personalized way to send greetings year-round. It offers some free e-card videos (and access to more videos with a premium membership). You can also post them on social media instead of sending an email blast.
It can be hard to give up the paper card, especially if you have loved ones who don’t use email or social media. But you can still get on the nice list! Look for cards made from recycled content and skip over any cards that have glitter, pom-poms, and plastic or foil lining. (The same goes for wrapping paper!) You can also make your own cards from items you have around the house that might otherwise have gone into the trash. These card ideas from Good Housekeeping are a great place to start.
Now get out there and send out your eco-friendly season’s greenings ... er, greetings!