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Day 307: How to Give a Greeting Card that Keeps on Giving

Eco Friendly Greeting Cards

Did you you know that the greeting card business is a multi-million dollar business? Take just a moment to think about the millions of shiny, sparkly even singing cards that get thrown into a landfill every year. Could we all do our part and give back to the planet with one simple action? Buy green!

Day 307: Give 307

Positively Green Gives BackI tried to figure our how many greeting cards I send each year. My numbers have dropped dramatically over the past few years as the thought of all those cards getting dumped into the earth at the end of the holiday season made me a little sick. I started two new greeting card practices that have cut down my waist dramatically:

1) Instead of sending out 50 sparkly, shiny cards to everyone I do business with over the holidays I send an e-card and make a donation equal to the price of the cards. 

2) I turn my sons art into special cards for family and friends as not to throw out all his precious art (more waste) and the paper is now reused for another project. 

But there are times when a card is appropriate. E-cards are lovely but handing someone a personal birthday card or receiving a card in the mail is still a gift on it’s own. Do you remember how to write a note by hand? A little old fashion these days so it’s truly a gift.

This past week I needed to send a real card but I wanted to make sure it had a positive impact on the planet and I found the perfect card, with the perfect message and a positively green twist.

Positively Green Greeting Cards was just what I needed. You will feel good just by purchasing one of these cards as you know you are giving back to the planet at the same time.

“When it comes to ensuring a livable, healthy planet, it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”

Positively Green and 365give have a similar philosophy. If we all do something to give back in a simple way it will have a ripple effect on the planet, people, animals – the world. If you only have time in your life to give with your purchasing powermake it your daily give.

Tips for going green in your daily lifeBy purchasing a Positively Green card you are:

1) Giving back to the planet

2) Giving a green message to the person receiving the card (ripple effect in action)

3) Giving a donation: Positively Green donates 10% of their profits to Climate Solutions and Conservation International. 

The giving just keeps going with this eco friendly purchase. Thanks Positively Green for giving me the opportunity to give to the planet!

Do you have a special product you purchase that gives back? Share it with us today! Make a comment so we will all be inspired to spend our hard earned money that will help us all give every day.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes to choose a card

Cost: Same as any other greeting card

**Photos and quotes taken directly from the Positively Green site

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