If you’re celebrating a special wedding anniversary, you might be wondering what you should plan for your celebrations!  Eco-friendly types and green crusaders will be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways you can plan a celebration that’s environmentally friendly; it just takes a little know how.

No cards

If you’re throwing a party and inviting a number of guests, make sure you impose the ‘no cards’ rule.  This doesn’t mean people can’t send you wedding anniversary cards, just that they’ll need to be a little more creative – for example they could send a wedding anniversary ecard online.  You don’t have to go this far; you could just impose a recycled card rule, where people can make or buy cards made from recycled materials.

Home turf

It can be tempting to go abroad to celebrate your wedding anniversary, but think of your carbon footprint!  Far better to celebrate close to home.  There are some really stunning parts of England and Wales where you can rent a log cabin or gypsy caravan for the night and cozy up, just the two of you.  A weekend away in the middle of the countryside is the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary this year.

Keep it local

Prepare a special meal using locally sourced produce from your nearest farmer’s market, or head for a restaurant where the emphasis is on local, organic food – there are plenty of them around!  This means you’ll be eating vegetables and produce that is in season rather than exotic produce flown in from around the globe; far better for the environment.

Ditch the car

If you do decide to head off on an adventure for your anniversary celebrations, make sure you leave the car at home!  Travel using public transport to reduce your carbon footprint, or even better, hire a bike and make your own way to your destination.

There are loads of ways to celebrate your anniversary whilst staying true to your eco-roots, but sometimes you need to think outside the box. Whether you choose to implement just one of these ideas or take them all on board, you’re guaranteed an environmentally friendly celebration that is sure to be the envy of all your friends and family!

Greeting Bear offers a range of free animated and personalized e-cards for you to send to loved ones, including wedding anniversary ecards! You’ll even find a wide range of gifts available, for occasions from Mother’s Day to Valentine’s Day; there’s something for everyone.




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