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Four fabulous holiday greetings
Find unique, Canadian-made cards to send out as your annual Christmas greeting.
Hand illustrated by Gloria Wall in Winnipeg, Man., this season’s collection of Kate & Birdie cards features argyle birds and gingerbread men. Packing is made from plant-based, biodegradable cello-wrap and cards are printed on premium, recycled stock made with wind-generated electricity.
Price: $16 for a box of 8
Available at: Visit the Kate & Birdie Paper Company website for store locations.
Clean and simple
These photograph-turned-cards by Jennifer Squires Productions are fresh and festive—and could very well find their way into a frame after the holidays! Printed on 100% recycled cover stock that is made with a minimum of 50% post-consumer waste in London, Ont., boxed sets can be shipped in one business day.
Price: $4.50 each, contact Jennifer Squires Ross for boxed set prices
Available at: Jennifer Squires Productions' Etsy store
These ‘tree-free’ cards redefine the term ‘eco-friendly.’ Each person on your holiday card list will be able to save their Botanical PaperWorks greeting and plant it in their garden come spring. Cards are printed on 100% post-consumer waste and seeded with North American Wildflowers in Winnipeg, Man.
Price: $24.95 for a set of 8
Available at: Find a retailer on the Botanical PaperWorks website or shop their online store.
Send a stylish, colourful greeting from Pistachio, an environmentally sensitive company with David Suzuki on its board of advisors. This ‘social stationery’ is printed in Canada on 100% post-consumer recycled papers with soy or vegetable-based inks.
Price: $12.95 for a set of 10
Available at: Indigo and Chapters stores nationally and Pistachio.