Lockdown 3.0 in the UK is no joke. We're asked to remain indoors and isolate from the world as well as each other. We all know somebody who is alone, perhaps vulnerable or simply feeling out of touch with the world, so why not send them a little something to cheer them up!
We've picked out 5 fabulous card companies you can choose to send some sustainable love this lockdown.
1. The Amyverse
Amy is a talented calligraphy artist who specialises in stationery. Her range is both thoughtful, humorous and good for the planet.
All cards and prints are printed on card made from 100% recycled materials and posted plastic-free, so you can be sure you're loved one and the environment are treated just right! The Hamilton and Bridgerton cards are our firm faves!
Another card company that enjoys a bit of humour! The cards are all hand-designed by the team using recycled paper and card, natural dyes & inks as well as biodegradable packaging. The only thing you can get wrong, is your taste!
We love these super cute designs from owner and creator Ana. The cards are tree-free, meaning they don't use anything from a tree to make them. So you'll find things like sugarcane, elephant poop and even reindeer poop in the winter! Their seeded paper cards are also a huge hit and classy style makes it a winner. Biodegradable, recyclable and plantable. Three yeses!
4. Loop Loop
We adore the cards designed and made my Sophie, founder of Loop Loop. With unique, brightly coloured designs that are quirky and cute, these cards are sure to lift the spirits. Plus, they are made from 100% recycled materials and embedded with 11 varieties of British perennial wildflowers and grass seeds, so when spring rolls around they can be planted in a pot or the ground and become a haven for pollinators. Each card bought also plants a tree with Tree Nation, helping to green our beautiful countryside and boost biodiversity.
Re-wrapped is a London-based company specialising in recycled papers for wrapping and cards. All their products are made from post-consumer waste, allowing materials to be used again. Plus, their environmentally friendly vegetable inks and packaging means you can recycle the cards once they've been used - a closed loop! The collection feature a huge array of cards designed by UK Designers and produced and printed in the UK, we love the animal inspired ones! They are delivered in recycled envelopes and clear bio-degradable and compostable corn starch bags so everything can go in your compost or recycling bin!
Have you got any other card companies we should know about? If so, pop us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know so we can add them to our collection.