Spend it better this Christmas: save on cards and give to Mend Our Mountains

Posted by Carey Davies on 27/11/2018
Striding Edge and Helvellyn in winter conditions. Here's hoping for some snow this Christmas! Photo: phildaint/Shutterstock

Britons send around 800 million Christmas cards ever year. This year we are encouraging supporters to save paper and postage and donate towards Mend Our Mountains instead. Here's how you can get free digital cards to help us spread the word.

British people send around 800 million Christmas cards to each other every year. They are a time-honoured way of staying in touch with wider friends and family at an important time of year.

But in 2018, with so many other means of communication easily available to us, it begs the question of whether some of the £1.7 billion we shell out on Christmas cards every year might be better spent - not to mention the amount of paper and card which could be spared from its ultimate fate in the bin. 

So this Christmas we are encouraging supporters to save paper and postage on Christmas cards and donate towards the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal instead, the national path repair appeal supported by the UK's National Parks and sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock. 

You'll be saving on postage and paper, while helping to stop erosion, protecting valuable habitats and creating sustainable paths for future generations.  

To help spread Christmas greetings and encourage others to also donate, we've created a range of free digital Christmas cards to use across various platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, email and Instagram.

Here's how you can access them:

 

Step 1: Make a donation (of any size) to Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million on the appeal homepage.

Step 2: Wait for the donation confirmation page to appear after making your donation.

Step 3: You will see a donation receipt. Below this are instructions for how to use and distribute your digital Chrismas cards. 

 

If you leave the page but want to return to it later, just follow this link and enter your email address to see the donation confirmation and cards again. 

Thanks for your generosity, and have a very merry (and mountainous) Christmas. 


Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million is the new BMC campaign to raise £1 million to repair paths across the UK's 15 National Parks.

If you love the outdoors, we're asking you to support your favourite mountain by donating to Mend Our Mountains. You can donate online here.

 

WATCH: Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million 


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