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.
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:
- Grow-A-Note Greeting Cards, are one option, (shown above) made by Green Field Paper. An eco-paper company producing eco-friendly handmade paper, hemp paper, and beautiful seed embedded paper.
- Tree Free Cards from Peaceful Valley Greetings
- Twisted Limb Paperworks – a carbon neutral art studio making 100% recycled paper cards with old colored office paper and grocery bags, recycled water, and inclusions of flowers, wildflower seeds, grass from the field and ferns from the woods.
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.