Did you know that the first Christmas card was sent in 1843 by Henry Cole, the founder of the V&A Museum in London?
This year, 175 years after Cole posted that card, nearly 100 million Christmas single cards will be sold and an estimated 900m Christmas cards will be sold in packs.
Sadly, every year about one billion cards can't be recycled or are not recycled. Many of these cards are burned or end up in landfill where they take between 5 and 15 years to break down.
We have had requests from supporters who would like to send a personal greeting to friends and family while supporting our work. We are delighted that our supporters wish to help us while sending greetings to their loved ones at this time of year. Unfortunately, it costs a lot of time and money to have cards printed, stored and distributed.
We are conscious of our environmental impact and want to use your donations to fund research, provide good quality information and timely support.
We still want to let our friends and family know that we are thinking about them at this time of year while supporting Sarcoma UK, so, this year we have a range of e-cards that allow you to send a personal greeting (or a bulk one to up to 100 people) while supporting Sarcoma UK.
Go to Don't Send Me A Card, make a donation via PayPal, debit or credit card, and then send up to 100 e-cards. You can personalise each one or you can send up to 100 in one go.
In just a few clicks, your donation and choice of card are sent immediately by email or via Facebook. Easy!
Are you ready to send?