Last holiday season, I joined Punchbowl.com, the Gold Standard in Online Invitations, in their campaign to help reduce paper waste during the holidays. I shared an eye-opening infographic about the environmental impact of paper invitations and cards.

Get this… over 1.6 billion paper invites and cards will end up in a landfill this holiday season. While it’s easy to be wasteful during this busy time of year, it’s important to be mindful of the excess trash that we produce. This year, Punchbowl is asking consumers to once again #ChooseDigital invitations over paper to help the Earth. The company has even outlined “10 Simple Ways to have a Zero-Waste Holiday Season,” all starting with online invitations and cards.

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Now’s the time to start planning your zero-waste celebration! Browse the gorgeous Christmas online invitation collection from Punchbowl to get started.

Using reusable bags for holiday shopping – and everyday shopping – is a big deal! Here’s an infographic on how reusable bags can save the world.

I love making DIY gifts like easy bath salts and sugar scrubs, lip balms, and body butter. And it’s easy to customize them for the people you’re gifting!

Using green holiday gift wrapping is the best way to avoid wrapping waste. Check out my recommendations here.

I’ve also enjoyed making upcycled Christmas ornaments with my daughter in the past.

Last year I decided to #choosedigital and only send digital holiday cards to reduce greeting card waste.

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You can also download the Punchbowl App from the App Store or Google Play to create and send gorgeous invitations right from your phone.

How will you contribute to a zero-waste holiday season?

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