UPDATE: our 2011 J Lawson review.
The most eco-friendly way to send holiday greetings is via e-cards. Beautifully animated, green holiday cards are not an easy find. But thanks to a tip from Jamie, I joined jacquie lawson‘s greeting card site earlier this year, whereby you can send e-cards to friends and family all year long.
Love the Olive Tree, Tannenbaum, Dancing Piper, Sugar Plum Fairy and Christmas Fishbowl animations. Preview the designs before signing up. No wasted paper, money on stamps, and transportation energy need to deliver your holiday greetings. Paper cards are also available on her site for any folks who may not be computer savvy. A full year membership is only $12.
Their newest winter/holiday cards are here. more @ jacquielawson.com
Here’s another green holiday gift idea.
Jumpstart to Green is a unique kit that will accelerate your efforts to go “green.” The kit provides you with a great collection of products and tools specifically chosen to help you make the move to a greener lifestyle. Included are fluorescent light bulbs, a zip-top insulated grocery bag and a shower timer, along with a variety of other green products, ideas and resources. You’ll increase your knowledge and awareness of what it takes to lead a more eco friendly lifestyle as the kit pays for itself in water and energy savings.
Jumpstart to Green offers three kits, priced from $39.99 for the Holiday Kit, to $89.99 for the Jumpstart Complete kit (pictured above) @ jumpstarttogreen.com
Searching for a holiday gift for yourself or a friend?
Up both your green and cool quotients 10-fold by purchasing one of these brain-activating t-shirts from Sustainabilitee. The hand drawn, hand printed tees are shipped to you in a 100% post-consumer recycled envelope. Look and feel great while you deliver that eco message.
SustainabiliTee was created to fund founder Emily Dodge’s eco-conscious animation projects created from recycled materials. Dozens of designs to choose from.
$26 in 100% organic cotton or $38 in their eco-heather blend
more t’s after the jump
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