Zero Waste Christmas Cards with Paperless Post | AD

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas…  As my favourite holiday creeps closer and closer, I’m finding more ways I can be eco-friendly this festive period. Thus far, I’ve saved up old packaging from parcels to use as wrapping paper. I’ve also avoided buying presents in excess for friends and family members. But what about Christmas cards?

I’m not usually one for writing Christmas cards. I’ll send the odd one to friends, or close family. One pack of cards will usually last me 2 or 3 years running. But realistically, are they an essential? No. In fact, they’re downright wasteful. Either thrown away, or cluttering spaces in other homes. They’re simply there for the Christmas aesthetics.

Introducing Paperless Post

Paperless Post is an online stationary service that offers everything from holiday cards to invitations and personalised stationary sets. They offer a range of e-cards that can be scheduled for delivery to your loved ones’ inbox anywhere, anytime. Over the years they’ve collaborated with the likes of Kate Spade New York and Oscar de la Renta; delivering upwards of 85 million cards to date.

Family Photo Card

*I was gifted coins by Paperless Post in order to create this content for them. All words are my own unless stated otherwise and haven’t been influenced by any third parties. To read more about how I label sponsored content please see my disclaimer.*

Read more; The 2019 Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

The lovely people at Paperless Post reached out to me last week, offering me a few ‘coins’ to use at my leisure on their website. Their holiday cards start for as little as 2 coins each, and you can add as many recipients as you like for extra coins.

You can customize your cards anyway you want. Some of the premium design elements can hold an additional ‘coin’ charge onto the final product. There’s also the option to simply use the pre-made templates that are already there. Just add a name and a recipient email, and hit send!

Joy to the World Card

My Cards

With the coins in my pocket, and iPad in hand, I sat down to create my Christmas cards. I sent more than usual just for the fun of it, it can be quite addictive creating them all! There’s the added benefit of knowing I’ll be putting a smile on someone’s face, making the process all the more rewarding.

I opted to use the pre-made templates to send to my loved ones this year. I even threw in a few family photos for good measure. The software gives you a lot of room to really play around and design some cards that are personal to you and your family/friends.

My Thoughts About Paperless Post

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been hesitant to try e-cards previously. I thought they weren’t something I could get behind, and just a cluster of pixelated nonsense. But that was my experience when we had to make e-cards back in primary school. It’s now 2019, times have changed and the process is far more sophisticated. I could really imagine putting a smile on someone’s face when they opened one of my carefully designed cards.

Merry and Bright Card

Going paperless is an important step in the name of sustainability. It ensures zero waste, and provides a series of creative solutions to everyday things – just like e-cards. Something that previously hadn’t even been imagined. I’m definitely looking forward to utilising Paperless Post for future holidays and events. My brothers birthday is just round the corner (January) so that’s given me some design inspiration!

How do you feel about the idea of paperless Christmas cards? Have you tried Paperless Post before? Let me know in the comments!

*I was gifted coins by Paperless Post in order to create this content for them. All words are my own unless stated otherwise and haven’t been influenced by any third parties. To read more about how I label sponsored content please see my disclaimer.*

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Hello! I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for sustainable living & travel tips!

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