Sending electronic cards, or free ecards, has risen in popularity over the past few years, and provide an innovative, modern way to send greetings.
For anyone who isn't familiar with this type of greeting card, an ecard is produced graphically on a computer, and can be sent to anyone in the world over the internet.
There are so many benefits to sending a greetings card this way. Sending information over the internet is free, and so there is no postage charge, which can often be quite expensive when applied to a traditional card sending long-haul by airmail. But possibly a card sent in this manner's greatest asset is environmental.
The paper waste that hard-copy greetings cards cause was infamously thrown into the spotlight in a BBC show called The Apprentice, when the Renaissance team, given the challenge of creating a new one-day event that greetings cards could be sold for, chose to create a 'green day'. This theory entailed people who cared about saving the environment sending cards, through the post, to each other on this day. The irony was, people who cared about the environment would of course not want to create extra environmental damage in this way.
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With so much focus on mankind's need to protect the environment, it's easy to see why love ecards and free ecards have become so popular. We're all aware of the massive problem of deforestation of the rainforest, partly accentuated by the need for paper. Royal mail delivered around 750 million Christmas cards last year which amounted to tons of waste paper. Sending a card in electronic format eliminates the need for paper, which would inevitably have ended up as waste paper.
Added to this is the worry of the Valentine post , and the possibility that cards may go missing.
Environmental campaigners have called for the reduction of paper waste for a long time now, but there are other benefits to sending free ecards than simply helping the environment. Businesses are striving to push their 'green' credentials, and it's very fashionable to be synonymous with all things environmentally friendly.
Added to this is the fact that you can mail out thousands of free ecards to a database of customers without having to foot a huge postage bill.
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