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Cards with a Conscience

Today marks the final day to mail your Christmas cards so that they’ll arrive in time for the big day. I’m pleased to say that I did my part to keep Canada Post in business this holiday season by mailing these environmentally and socially-conscience cards, available at Indigo Books.

Artistry Cards

Artistry Cards

Toronto-based Artistry Cards: Giving the gift of micro loans to people in developing countries (and in the USA).

Not only are these vintage-inspired cards made in Canada of 100% recycled stock but 5% of sales are loaned through Kiva. Kiva is a San-Francisco based non-profit that connects people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty. This zero-interest lending program is achievable through the magic of crowd-funding. Up your impact by purchasing a $25 Kiva gift card — a card that keeps on giving. Now when is this program coming to Canada?

Me to We Cards

Me to We Cards

Canadian-made Me to We Cards: Give the gift of medicine in a Free the Children community.

Not only are these cards made in Canada of 100% recycled paper, but every purchase gives the gift of medicine to a child in a developing country. Bonus: your impact is trackable via the code provided on the back of the card. Up your impact by purchasing Me to We products online or at their Toronto store locations (Carleton Street and Yorkdale Mall).

For more greeting cards made in Canada, click here.

Made in Canada

All photography and content by me.

This entry was published on December 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm. It’s filed under Design, Made in Canada, Made in Toronto and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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