In these disconnected, technology-heavy times, it’s easy to forget how good it feels to get a physical card. Despite the thoughtfulness though, it can feel wasteful to give something that has such a short shelf life and usually ends up in the trash. Not anymore! Thanks to the amazing folks at Thoughtful Human and their plantable green greeting cards, there’s a better, more planet-friendly way to let friends, family, or co-workers know you care.
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The cards feature clever, thoughtful messages for a range of occasions and are made with plantable seed paper that grows and blooms into a range of non-invasive wildflowers. The eco-paper is 100% post-consumer recycled materials, biodegradable, uses water-based inks and the flower seeds are non-GMO. We also recommend getting them from our good friends over at Package Free, our go-to site for gifts and products that not are not only amazingly well curated, but also meet our TCD standards for both eco-friendliness, and well, coolness.
With Americans sending 7 billion greeting cards each year, the environmental impact of greeting card waste is higher than you might think. While there are some green greeting card manufacturers using recycled paper (and less using more friendly 100% PCC paper) for their greeting cards, it’s not a focus for most and there is still an incredibly significant amount of waste produced. So, it’s important to think about investing in cards that not only offer as little additional impact as possible but also can give something back to the earth.