“Sadly, as humans we are getting bit carried away living our modern lives and many of us don’t realise how badly we are treating our home.”

Unfortunately these words by Fitness blogger Zanna Van Dijk couldn’t be more true, that is why I have decided to write a series of posts across my platform to raise awareness of the environmental issues that our planet is facing.

I was a little hesitant to write about this topic as it doesn’t follow my past posts on my blog and neither am I an expert in environmental affairs but I do strongly believe we need to make small sustainable choices, by no means am I perfect but I have come to learn a small change can make a big difference.

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This is why when Paperless Post approached me to check out their service I was more than intrigued.  Paperless post is a digital platform that allows you to create beautiful invitations and stationery to reflect your individual aesthetic, making it easy to communicate across the globe whether this may be everyday correspondence to milestone life events.

Through the designer side of me I must have spent at least an hour looking through their stunning cards and invitations, they have also worked with great designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Lliberty and Kate. Oscar de la Renta’s collection takes its inspiration directly from the designers colourful worldview, and his collections. They provide a beautiful canvas for any occasion, who could resist your cocktail or dinner party, if it arrived in such a stylish invitation and card.

I found the process of Paperless Post to be efficient and easy even with its customisation setting, easy enough even for a computer newbie. I do have to say I loved the idea of being able to personalise your card through editing and changing small aspects of the design. Whatever the occasion they can fit your every need.

I will be the first to admit I have always been one for having everything on paper, I always note everything down in notebooks, I just love the small personal touches you can add to your notes. But recently I have noticed the massive impact this can have, it is impossible to avoid paper at all costs, as we can find paper on every corner, from our newspapers, to our paper wrapping to the hundreds of cards we send out each year. Paper is everywhere and most of it ends up filling our landfills, creating an incredible amount of paper waste.

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Now that the holidays are coming up, have you ever noticed how much paper we send out during Christmas? Unfortunately paper doesn’t appear out of thin air, Deforestation is one of the main environmental problems we are facing, 42% of all global wood harvest is used to make paper (The world counts, 2017)

As the holiday season grows nearer, why not try Paperless Post this season? Small efforts on our part will always be a valuable contribution, and what better way to help out the planet than in style. Paperless Post works with a coin system and you will receive 25 coins when you sign up, Twenty coins will add up to around £4.60, depending on customisation each card can cost around 3 coins.

Every business desires success in the foreseeable future, but why shouldn’t we achieve these desires in a sustainable way? Adapting to a sustainable working environment will not happen overnight, and it isn’t just businesses, us as consumers need to make conscious decisions and have a desire to learn more about sustainability across every aspect of our lifestyle.

(This post was in collaboration with Paperless post, store credit was given in exchange for a blog post. All opinions and words are truthful and my own)

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