Now that we’re T-minus two days till the start of the holiday season, it’s totally acceptable to admit you’re thinking about sending holiday cards this year. Sure, the cost of postage is astronomical (Hey, Obama how about working on that while you’re fixing America, huh?) but it seems way cheaper than shipping Whitman’s Samplers across the country.
Picking the right card is important. Think of it as a personal statement about yourself. For example, an overtly religious card is all right, but only if all your friends celebrate the same holiday. And a funny card is fine. Unless you’re friends with that overtly religious guy.
Friend-of-PW-Style and former staff writer at the Weekly Cassidy sent over this link with information about ReProduct, a local company whose goal is to design products that can be reused to make new products over and over again.
Their latest product is a personalized photo greeting card that comes with a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope. Card recipients put them back in the mail when they’re done with them and they go to Shaw Industries, which makes them into carpet backing. It’s much better than recycling because paper can only be recycled a limited number of times before it becomes too degraded. This process can be repeated indefinitely.
Check our their selection of holiday cards below.
Prices vary depending on how many photos are on each card (you can get up to three) and the Web site irritatingly requires you to enter some personal info (name, email address, username and password) before allowing you to research specific products, but at least you’ll know that this card will send the right message about you.