Christmas Cards – 15th November 2020

Many things are different this year as we approach the holiday season, unfortunately delivering Christmas cards in person or at church is going to be difficult. But that doesn’t mean you can’t send them!

Below I will show you some sustainable Christmas card ideas, but there are also other options.
E-cards are being used more and more and have become an amazing environmentally friendly option to send to loved ones. The idea is to send cards electronically (via either email or Facebook), you can personalise them as you wish and set them to arrive at any time.
One website available is Open Me – they already have some Christmas designs where you can add photos and text. These can viewed and sent using this link:

If you still wish to send traditional cards then here are some things you might want to consider:
1. Look for cards made from recycled paper
2. Or ones that have been certified eco-friendly by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
3. Avoid glitter as it is made from microplastic and makes the card difficult to recycle
4. Buy cards that donate proceeds to an environmental charity

On a different note, the Northumberland County Council has lots on information on climate change and a new monthly newsletter you can subscribe to for free!
Here is the link if you are interested: