According to Hallmark, each Mother’s Day 162 million greeting cards are sent, making it the third largest card-sending holiday on the planet. This year it might be nice to consider Mother Earth as we make decisions about our Mother’s Day cards. For example, you can avoid paper by choosing a sustainable wooden card (not one made from virgin paper), for Mother’s Day, like the Night Owl Paper Goods cards shown above. Eco-chic keepsakes to cherish forever.


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According to Tree-Free, if all the greeting cards sold each year were tree-free, it would save…

  • 2.25 million trees
  • 916 million gallons of water
  • 196 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Enough energy to power an average U.S. home for 3.8 million days.

Besides the resources saved, tree-free greeting cards also help alleviate discarded waste and chemicals use. Currently, there are plenty of tree-free and 100% recycled Mother’s Day card options available, such as:

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Another smart recycled paper option is to create a unique Mother’s Day card using recycled supplies from around the house. This is fun for kids, uses what you have, and extra special because kids can add their own unique touches. Kaboose offers plenty of beautiful Mother’s Day card inspiration like the Paper Flower on a Stem Mother’s Day Card or the pretty Teacup Card (both shown above). If you find a crafty card on the web and want to keep it earth-friendly, just make sure you use recycled and scrap materials to make it.

+ Flowering dogwood card $6.00 via Night Owl Paper Goods

+ Sign of love card $6.00 via Night Owl Paper Goods

+ Grow-A-Note Greeting Cards $14.95 (4 cards + 4 recycled envelopes) via Green Field Paper