A series showcasing our wonderful planet. As one card is removed, another beautiful card is revealed. Each card has one exquisite picture on the front and the words love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and integrity subtly yet meaningfully printed on the back.
Cards are made from recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. Boxes are made using sustainable forestry practices. Images not digitally enhanced in any way.
Contains 14 unique gift tag cards: 8.3 x 9.7cm when folded. Inside blank. Envelopes not required.
This product carries a Biospherically Correct rating of 1 2 3
This First Generation marker means that you can trust we've endeavoured to consider all social and ecological elements intrinsic to this product. Your purchase is an important part in helping us bring 2nd and then 3rd generation Biospherically Correct products to the world. For more information click through the icons below.
Our greeting card packs incorporate four important raw material criteria:
Our greeting card boxes are made from card certified with SFM practises. Our greeting cards are made from 55% recycled paper (30% pre-consumer and 25% post-consumer) with 70% of the remainder (virgin material) being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as 'Mixed 70%' . Our envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper being 30% pre-consumer (pre printing waste recovery) and 70% post-consumer (waste from old milk cartons).
Summary: Paper products, derived responsibly, help ensure the continued presence of plant life on our planet.
Our greeting card packs come from trees harvested without negatively impacting the environment as they are governed using various certified sustainable forest management (SFM) protocols:
Using recycled paper means it is not necessary to bleach, crush or cook the fibers for a second time, saving energy and reducing pollution. A single paper fibre can be recycled up to 5 times before it becomes too short to be made into strongly woven paper.
Vegetable Ink spreads further and is easier to remove during recycling than petroleum based ink. Non toxic, metal free pigments are compatible with a vegetable oil carrier such as soy. Soy oil is clearer, giving a sharper colour while requiring less pigment. Fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as carbon gas, are released when printing with soy inks as fewer solvents are required. VOCs combine with exhaust fumes to form photochemical smog. Soy inks are more bio-degradable than petroleum inks.
Summary: Our greeting card packs represents a natural, sustainable and high yield use of plant based resources.
Using greeting cards to send messages of friendship, gratitude, joy, hope or sympathy is a sensitive, personalised way of acknowledging our shared humanity.These cards are subtly printed with the words love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and integrity, encouraging a personal feel good factor and a message of social cohesiveness. Proceeds go to the Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust.
Our greeting cards are designed to honour our connection with nature. We believe this is important because of the growing trend towards urbanisation resulting in people slowly loosing contact with the natural world and the health and well being that is intrinsic in it.
Environmentally responsible paper has a broad positive functionality- from the environmental benefits gained through the planting of trees and sustainable forestry management practices (see Diversity protection), to the positive tactile experience of holding a piece of paper or book and reading to gain knowledge, understanding or inspiration.
Our greeting cards successfully promote and demonstrate the concepts of Biospherically Correct.
Our greeting card packs incorporate two important milling/manufacturing criteria:
"A mill using standard chlorine bleaching (elemental chlorine) realeases about 35 tonnes of organochlorines (dioxins and chlorinated toxic pollutants) a day. An ECF releases 7-10 tons per day, a PCF or TCF mill releases none." Worldwatch Institute
Our greeting cards and boxes are made from card that is processed ECF - Elementally chlorine free. Our envelopes come from 100% recycled pulp which is PCF - processed cholrine free.
To the best of our knowledge the claims we make are accurate, reflecting the true capabilities of the product. Components are traceable to their point of origin (see Green Ingredients) and our pricing is fair, reflecting the quality of the merchandise. Vision for Humanity Products Charitable Trust is a registered charity (# CC27922). Profits go towards the Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust.
At Vision Products we value the principles of the Vision for Humanity vision statement, "A successful planet where the attributes of love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and intergrity form the basis of every human interaction and endeavour." A basis to form socially responsible and ecologically sustainable practices.
Utilizing the unique Biospherically Correct rating methodology, we have appraised our greeting cards and provided a Biospherically Correct rating of (1). The shortcomings that still exist in today's petroleum dependent logistical practices represent the greatest areas for improvement towards a higher Biospherically Correct rating in the future. We endevour to continually improve our products for you.