You may have read our recent post ‘Wrapping paper alternatives to reduce waste this Christmas’. We both pledged to use less one-use wrapping paper this festive season and the same applies to Christmas Cards too. Cards that contain glitter, glue, foil etc unfortunately can’t be recycled so I have been looking into alternatives in the run up to Christmas. One of the obvious choices is to not send physical cards at all and replace them with an online version.
Sending online cards with Paperless post
Paperless Post recently got in contact with us and asked if we would like to try their online stationery services. After being an advocate for creating less waste this Christmas the answer was a resounding yes.
How much do online cards cost?
Cards/invitations start from 2 ‘coins’ which are purchased on the website and can cost as little as $0.10 each. You can get $10 worth of free credit when you sign up today! That’s up to 12 free online cards you can send this festive season!
What are the benefits of using online cards?
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, online cards are completely waste free and are a easy way to reduce the amount of waste you produce this Christmas.
Personally, I live in a different country to all of my friends and family and sending cards home can be costly. Even using services such as Moonpig which deliver physical cards for less than a typical postage service are more expensive than online cards.
RSVP tracking with Paperless Post
You can do so much more than just send cards on Paperless Post. It has a fantastic RSVP service if you send invitations via the website. You can easily import your contacts from your phone/computer to send the invitations and then track when people have responded. You can also send reminders or a message to your whole guest list. I am thinking of using Paperless Post to send the save the dates for my wedding, what do you think of save the dates by email? If you have an iPhone you can also design, send and manage your invites through the app. Download it here.
I hope that you consider sending online cards this Christmas. They are also amazing for people that leave everything to the last minute like me! Don’t forget to sign up today and get $10 free credit at Paperless Post.