Wasting Away


It’s a well known fact that I love Christmas, and it does tend to bring out the best and worst in people.  My mother would happliy invite various warring mutants to our house on Christmas Day, dertermined to give them a ‘normal Christmas experience’, completely forgetting that it was her family that usually had a new experince.  Many are the Christmases of yesteryear that I’ve watched presents being flung from first floor windows or games of Pictionary decend into bareknuckle boxing.

But one thing I dislike about Christmas is the waste, particularly in regard to cards. 

The average Brit sends 17 cards at Christmas, that’s over a billion across the country.  Or nearly 400,000 trees.

This is appalling and it’s a problem.  Happily there is a simple solution; stop sending cards you morons.  Or if you must send them, write them in pencil, then it can be erased and used again next year.  Of course you could always buy recycled ones I suppose.


3 Responses to “Wasting Away”

  1. jennifer Says:

    But a card is such a simple way to brighten one’s day. (at least it does mine!) And what morons don’t recycle paper? (the kind that don’t have recycling bins in their city, that’s who!)

  2. sarah Says:

    i presume you wrote that jon. i’ll be having mine back then 😉

  3. ilikecrayons Says:

    i like cards.

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