When planning a wedding, party or event, or celebrating a special occasion, there are many ways to minimise the impact on the environment. A good start is with cards & invitations, below are some things to consider when choosing your stationery.
Is the card environmentally friendly? Ideally the card would be recycled therefore using resources which would otherwise be wasted. Alternatively the card could be made from material from a sustainable resource such as saa paper, made from the bark of the mulberry tree which regenerates itself after harvest. Preferably the origin of the card should be traceable. The FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) is a voluntary tool to help manage forests responsibly. FSC certified products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain.
Another way to be eco-friendly is to send cards and invitations electronically. A company that does this is Katie’s Cards who have been creating fun, beautiful and entertaining e cards for over 5 years. In that time they have built a large collection of eco-friendly e cards suitable to send for all of life’s special occasions and events. Please visit their website for more information http://www.katiescards.com
Choosing cards or stationery is just one way to be eco-friendly. Please see our other blog on Eco-friendly Wedding & Party Decorations for more tips.