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Earth Day cards

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    - Chad from Philadelphia, PA

Planet Earth: where would we be without it? Most likely floating around in space, constantly being bumped by asteroids and space monsters, light years away from the nearest internet connection. That won’t do! In recognition of our beautiful blue and green planet’s noble task, why not take some time out to celebrate Earth Day? And while you’re at it, spend just a little time making sure it stays green: Earth Day’s April 22 celebration includes events and gatherings dedicated to preserving the planet and helping to organize for the environment. Because without a good environment, Earth is just a big asteroid with more earthquakes.

Relatively new on the national and international holiday scene, Earth Day traces its roots back to US Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who first got the idea in 1962, but was spurred to take action in 1969 after witnessing a terrible oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA. The first earth day focused on college demonstrations; April 22 was chosen so as not to coincide with students’ breaks or finals, and to give them adequate time to calm down from two days earlier. Earth Day was first observed in 1970, but originally intended only to be a one-time event. The day was then picked up again in 1990, and by 1995 had been organized into a yearly holiday that extended to countries covering all parts of, well, the Earth. Today, every Earth Day is a chance to join up with environmentally friendly folk, and perhaps send a greeting to any tree-hugging friends or relatives you might have. If you send a card, you can be sure they’ll keep it, or at least recycle the paper.

All of Card Gnome's cards are created using wind power, and we only print with organic ink and recycled paper. Feel good about sending someone one of our cards on Earth Day!