As the Christmas season approaches it will soon be time to think about sending Christmas cards to your friends and family. An incredibly large amount of cards are exchanged in the UK each year, with a large amount ending up on landfills.
Finding the right Christmas card is essential and everyone wants theirs to stand out and make an impression on the recipient. To do this you need to think of different types of Christmas cards you should be using, here are four eco-friendly examples:
1. Recycled Christmas Cards
Sending recycled Christmas cards is a great way of spreading Christmas cheer whilst also helping to keep the amount of waste down. Creating your own recycled Christmas card from those kept the previous year can be fun and cost effective whilst adding more of a personalised touch, for the person receiving your card.
2. Hand-Made Christmas Cards
Christmas is a time of giving and some of the best gifts are those which are hand crafted. Sending your own hand-made Christmas card is a great way to show others how much you care for them. When it comes to making your own cards you can adopt one of two policies. You can create individual and unique cards, tailoring them to the preferences of the individual. Alternatively, you can develop your own simple design and produce a large quantity of them to send to friends and family.
3. Electronic Christmas Cards
In the current technological age, electronic Christmas cards are a great way to spread the Christmas cheer to others. A number of e-cards can be sent to email addresses and can be personalised with images, text and even music.
4. Traditional Christmas Cards
Conventional Christmas cards are always a good option for people who want to celebrate the season in a traditional manner. These cards will help to show loved ones that you are thinking of them and will allow you to send a personalised greeting that expresses your feelings in the best possible way. When looking for your traditional Christmas card make sure you check to see if it is eco-friendly before purchasing.