Gracing the front of this eco-friendly greeting card is a red squirrel accompanied by a snippet of nature writing, a beautiful card to bring a touch of nature into someone’s day.
The Lake District National Park, England’s largest national park, is a red squirrel hotspot in the United Kingdom. They have disappeared throughout much of the country, largely due to the spread of the non-native grey squirrels, as well as the loss of habitat.
The red squirrel sitting in the oak tree on the front of this nature writing greeting card was spotted close to Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale Valley in the Lake District.
The snippet of nature writing that accompanies the red squirrel on the front of this eco-friendly greeting card is an extract from ‘A Red Squirrel Amid the Maple‘ and says:
“The red squirrel slips silently through the trees with effortless grace, its locomotion liquid, its light-footed leaps a visual delight. Every twist and turn is accompanied by a counter-balancing tail manoeuvre, every nuance of its motion brought into equilibrium in a way that appears as fluid as flowing water.”
In an effort to minimise the impact on the planet and all forms of life that inhabit it, we go that extra mile to make our greeting cards as eco-friendly as possible.
Like all of our greeting cards, this card is made with FSC certified paper. The inks are vegetable-based and biodegradable. The card comes with an envelope made from recycled, unbleached paper and is packed inside a transparent wrapper that is 100% biodegradable and compostable. The product is plastic-free.
In addition, 10% of the sale price of this greeting card will be donated to Friends of the Lake District, an independent charity that is dedicated to the enhancement and protection of the landscapes in Cumbria and the Lake District.