In defence of sending Christmas cards, apart from the already mentioned £50 million raised for museums (the lovely robin is an Eric Ravillious design from the V&A) and other good causes, 300,000 trees are cut each year for our 1 billion cards - could that mean jobs in the rural economy in managed, sustainable forests? (www.envirowise.gov.uk) 248,000 trees can be saved by recycling (www.woodlandtrust.co.uk). Ways for smaller charities to benefit are described here (www.greetingscardassociation.org.uk/news/charity-christmas-cards or see www.bbc.co.uk/religion/galleries/ethicalxmas for more on these ethical dilemmas!!
This is a little red felt bag I like to keep my cards, stamps and Christmas Card List in. It's almost empty! Tomorrow is the last posting day for second class post....