How can you reduce the impact of your Christmas cards this year?
It is estimated that 100 million Christmas cards are sent each year in the UK, wowsers - that is staggering. And although some of us are ditching the real life card for an email or e-card version it would seem that many of us are not. Sending a Christmas card is a great way to catch up with old friends, perhaps write to a relative you don’t see very often and a seasonal tradition I don’t think is going anywhere fast. But with 100 million cards being received and then by January being thrown out theres no doubt that its important to think about the most considered eco way to give the gift of a card. Henry Cole the first Director of the V&A Gallery sent the very first Christmas card in 1843 and we have been doing it ever since!
Make your own Christmas cards
For handmade cards Etsy is a good shout and our personal favourites https://looploop.co.uk/
Buy charity Christmas cards
Repurpose Christmas cards>
Another way to reduce the impact and cost of Christmas cards is to reuse those you received last year. People have been doing this for years and I can remember as a kid, cutting out the cards to use as tags.
For some other great ideas to reuse your Xmas cards have a look at the reduce - reuse - recycle website here