To celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd of April, we’re looking at some of our favorite ways to add green elements to your life — such as the use of eco-friendly cards. What makes this roundup of cards even better is that they’re themed around another favorite eco activity, bicycling. According to a report quoted in Forbes, if American drivers replaced just one four-mile car trip with a bike each week for the entire year, it would save more than two billion gallons of gas, for a total savings of $7.3 billion a year, based on $4 a gallon for gas.
Not only is bicycling good for the planet and good for your health, the bicycle itself is a handsome tool that lends itself wonderfully to art or notecards.
Check out some of our favorite cards from independent sellers in the slideshow below. From thank you stationery to blank cards just waiting for your thoughtful note to a best friend, we think you’ll agree that these bicycle-themed cards are perfect for spring letter writing. All are eco cards as well, with features such as nontoxic inks, recycled cardstock, or wildflower seeds embedded into the cards. Do you have a favorite among our selections?
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Time to get your Easter cards in the mail! We’ve taken the hardest part of the job out of the equation by hunting down the cutest and most charming Easter cards on the market from independent designers.
On the top of our list is this adorable set of 4 mini cards
with coordinating colors, which ships with 4 kraft brown mini envelopes. Need more choices? Check out the rest of our roundup below.
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While everyone enjoys receiving a thoughtfully picked Valentine’s Day gift, sometimes a well-chosen Valentine’s Day card can be equally touching (especially if it accompanies a pretty bouquet).
Whether you have a special sweetheart this Valentine’s Day or are single and mingling, there’s always someone (or someones) on your list who deserve a sweet card. That’s just one of the many reasons why we love this set of Valentine’s Day cards featuring original hand-drawn illustrations from artist Melissa Baswell Williams. With these 10 eco-friendly cards, which are printed on recycled kraft cardstock, you can send cards to everyone from you best friend to your sweetest niece. All of the cards feature Melissa’s designs in black and red, with the inside of the cards left blank for your own special greetings. Choose from a mix of the cards shown, and if you like, you can even specify a different card amount if you’re feeling extra generous this year.
We’ve rounded up a variety of cards for your perusing pleasure. Most are romantic, all are charming and a few are just the littlest bit cheeky. Can you find a favorite among these selections?
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Are you still looking for the perfect holiday cards? We’re happy to share some lovely designs that are available on the market from independent designers and small letterpress companies. Whether your style is classic or modern, retro or playful, we think you’ll be able to find a favorite amongst these choices. Whichever card you send this year, we’d like to encourage you to reach out to your loved ones this holiday season. Send a card, and slip in a photo of you and your family while you’re at it. If you have the time, we also recommend including an update of your yearly highlights in the card. It doesn’t have to be complicated: just type up a month-by-month list of your highlights from January through December. Need help with ideas? Think about favorite trips, any beautiful weddings or family gatherings you attended and other meaningful events. If you’re on Facebook, it often helps to review your timeline or photos to see if that helps jog your memories of the past 12 months, too. We’ve included links to the cards, as well as a few of our Pottery Barn cardholders, below. Find a favorite when you click through. [portfolio_slideshow size=medium click=openurl exclude="747"]