Holiday Cards – Eco-friendly options

Ordering holiday cards online is getting better every year so that now it is has evolved to be the easiest fastest and most painless process! There are many great companies to choose from.

Many people sing the praises of They have a unique approach where they hold monthly design challenges amongst graphic designers from all over the world and their community selects the best designs. This guarantees you’ll always be presented with the best hip and happening designs as well as the old tried and true. You can choose between several paper choices with a premium 100% recycled thick paper being among the choices. Options include using your own photo(s) to create your card or choosing from one of the over 240 non-photo cards. Postcards are also available at



Night Owl Paper Goods is another online company worth checking out. Their designs are cute with a distinctive vintage look. They also have many designs available to work around your photo(s) as well as many “no photo” options. The unique feature is their materials …your cards can be printed on wood (eco-friendly sustainably-harvested birch) or paper (eco-friendly, FSC certified paper made with zero-emission wind-generated power). Either choice is sure to be a holiday hit. Many of their designs are created to be reused as holiday tree ornaments which makes them even more precious to the card recipients.


Recycled Thank You Note Cards

Start the year off right and say “Thank You”.

Original design, created just for you with great care. Cut, folded, scored, and assembled by hand in the artist’s home studio. Each set includes 15 note cards with matching envelopes.
$26.50 at rethinkink’s etsy shop

The paper is 100% recycled with a somewhat glossy finish, and the envelopes are 100% recycled kraft brown bag envelopes. Each set includes 8 cards and envelopes.
$12.00 at MichelleBrusegaard’s etsy shop

Eco-friendly Recycled Holiday and Xmas Cards

ecofriendly christmas card

“Rudolph switches to compact fluorescent”. Made from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable ink. The inside message reads “wishing you a never ending supply of joy this Holiday”.
$2.50 at Zanisa

For the person on your list who has been a bit more nautghty than nice. This adorable robot card, made with a combination of recycled and reclaimed paper, opens up to reveal a lump of coal inside! This card was designed by Vancouver artist Kathryn Wright.
$4.00 at

Make the penguin-lovers in your life happy with this adorable winter-themed holiday card featuring a penguin in the snow. Really, who doesn’t like penguins? This card is printed on recycled Pop-Tone French Paper.
$16.00 for 8 cards and envelopes at Magnolia Moonlight’s Etsy Shop

Anne Taintor’s images pair dry, sometimes sarcastic humor with images that are reminiscent of 1950’s advertising. They’re always good for a laugh, and sells them printed on 100% recycled paper.
$16.00 for a set of 10 cards and 10 envelopes at

I have no idea what this card means!! But, this card is made from 100% recycled paper made from 30% post-consumer waste, so it’s 100% guilt-free!
$3.00 each at Frantic Meerkat’s Etsy Shop

Not sure what type of “season’s greetings” you’re recipient prefers? Cover your bases with this non-denominational Christmas card. This card is hand-printed on 100% recycled paper.
$23.95 for 10 cards and 10 envelopes at Studio Daedre

Poor Frosty! Although you may feel bad for the snowman, you don’t have to feel for bad for the environment when you send this card from Two Piglets press. Two Piglets prints on recycled paper with soy ink, cleans all of their printing equipment with non-toxic vegetable oil, shreds scrap cards and uses them for packing material, and ships in boxes recycled from local stores and restaurants.
Two Piglets