Categories: Cards That Care
As many of you know, part of Paper Culture’s environmental commitment is that we plant a tree for every order and every new Facebook fan. In fact, we’ve pledged to plant 1,000,000 trees. We try to respond to each question individually, but we thought we’d try to consolidate some of our answers in a blog post for posterity.
I have been thinking about being thankful, maybe more than usual+, since I have been writing lots of thank you notes lately. As you may have read, I recently “made” as my Aunt Aileen would say, a birthday party for my daughter. I was finally over the whole party process – preparing, hosting the party and cleaning up the sprinkles. And then suddenly Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are here. What happened to the year? [read more]
With my CEO hat on, a lot of my day is spent on stuff that just needs to get done (can you say taxes?!?). But in every day, there are those moments that really make me step back and realize what a fantastic job I have. This is one of those moments.
I’ve told the story before about how sustainability was a central pillar in how we as the founders of Paper Culture wanted to build our business from Day 1. We’ve made some bigger commitments like always printing exclusively on 100% post consumer recycled paper. But we’ve done the smaller things as well, from choosing an office that is walking distance to major public transport to offsetting our carbon footprint. But of all of our initiatives, my favorite one is that we plant a tree in one of our nation’s forests with every Paper Culture order. [read more]
As parents, it is overwhelming just keeping up with the day-to-day. It’s a feat in our household when I’ve remembered to get permission slips signed, put library books and a healthy lunch in my childrens’ backpacks and then make it to the school bus…on time. So when it comes to keeping up on all the latest news on toxins in our homes, safety recalls, much less trying to discern all those misleading labels, I’d throw my hands in the air if it weren’t for organizations like Healthy Child Healthy World.
This is why I’m thrilled that were supporting Healthy Child Healthy World as part of our Cards That Care program, where we are donating 100 percent of the sales proceeds of these exclusive holiday cards, inspired by the organization’s Five Easy Steps. The card Icons From a Healthy Childhood, portrays icons representing eating healthy (apple), cleaning up indoor air (butterfly), using non-toxic products and recycling (recycle) and holiday peace (snowflake). Similarly, the card 5 Steps to a Healthier Home, reminds us that creating a healthy environment is not impossible if we 1) avoid pesticides, 2) use non-toxic products, 3) clean up indoor air, 4) eat healthy and 5) be wise with plastics. Thus, the name Five Easy Steps…
Not only do I love the designs of these cards, but they are meant to be a keepsake, reminding the recipient of simple ways to keep our homes healthy. Now that’s a gift – err, um card, I’ll keep!
There are hundreds of reasons why I love my job at Paper Culture. But up there in the top three is our Cards That Care program, which gives back to organizations that are helping improve the lives of not just the families in our own communities, but the lives of people around the world.
Currently, one of our Cards That Care beneficiaries is the Somaly Mam Foundation. With over two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and recovery of these young victims. So, as part of our Cards That Care program, we are donating 20 percent of card sales to the Somaly Mam Foundation to help end human trafficking and slavery worldwide.
So when you place your Paper Culture order for holiday photo cards, holiday party invitations or stationery & note cards, simply enter the code SOMALY at check out. Who would have thought that giving back could be so easy?
Remember Somaly Mam this holiday season and then send an extra thoughtful card – one that gives back to help support this worthy cause. It’s unimaginable the abuse which affects millions of children and young people around the world, but through organizations such as Somaly Mam, change is possible.