4 Ways to Use Less Paper for Earth Day

One of the silver linings with social distancing is the benefit it has had on the environment. While we all stay inside, there is time to think about other small changes we can make to take good care of the planet when life goes back to normal. You can still get crafty and explore new hobbies, without going out for any additional supplies. Here are 4 ways you can cut down on your use of paper and up your creativity with PicCollage.

  1. Holiday Cards

A lot of holidays are becoming virtual celebrations these days. Get ready for Mother’s Day by creating a custom card for your mom and to give her something with a handmade touch, even if you can’t see each other in person.

We made these cards by starting with a template in Cards. Then, we added some heartfelt words and stickers from the “Yas Mama” sticker pack to complete the look.

Tip: You can also add a video instead of a photo to make it extra special!

2. Planners and Calendars

We’ve all been there. You buy a planner, fill out the first month down to every last detail, fill out the second month… a little less precisely. Then suddenly you realize that system you picked on January 1st just isn’t a good fit.

Try switching to digital planners, calendars and to-do lists. They save paper, no wasted pages if you change your organization method, and they’re adaptable to unforeseen circumstances!

We have plenty of planner choices in Cards for you to choose from. You can customize them by using doodles to block out time slots, adding stickers/emojis, and pick your favorite font to go with it!

There are also convenient lists and fitness trackers for you to try! The opportunities and fun are endless!

3. Thank You Notes

Now is the time to use our words to make sure friends and loved ones know how we feel about them. Thank you notes are a thoughtful touch that go the extra mile to return the love when a friend has your back. With digital thank yous, you can send a beautiful note over text, email, or social media to surprise someone and quickly make their day.

4. Scrapbooks

If you love scrapbooking, you’re probably familiar with how much paper and $$$ can go into the passion. As more and more of our treasured photos are taken on our phones in the first place, it only makes sense that scrapbooks and memory saving make the leap there too.

Our backgrounds and stickers still provide the fun and inspiration of shopping through scrapbooking supplies, but they can be reused as many times as you like, an no trees were harmed in the making of these cute patterns.

We used a combination of these stickers and backgrounds to create the scrapbook page below.

Special final layouts can be saved in an online album to share with friends, or posted on social media to show everyone what your family has been up to (while sharing your inner artist too!)

We hope some of these ideas get you inspired. Happy Earth Day!

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