This card found me in a store the other day and I just had to buy it.
Although I don’t believe I’m the only person sending birthday cards anymore, I do believe that there are less and less people mailing paper versions.
Nowadays a post on a social media site or a text is deemed adequate. I think it’s a shame as there are so many beautiful/witty/clever cards around, and it gives such pleasure to receive a tangible greeting as well as to send one. The rational side of me feels rather guilty about all those trees, however there are many environmentally friendly options to ease the burden. Paper Bandit Press, which makes the above card, has an impressive green attitude:
We are environmentally friendly. We recycle or reuse the packing our materials are shipped in and we print on sustainable cotton paper. Much of our equipment is hand powered. We have energy efficient LED light fixtures in our studio. Even our envelopes contain at least 30% post consumer waste.
What are your thoughts on paper greeting cards? Who do you send birthday cards to? What do you do instead? I would love to hear from you…