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Why You Should Send Hope, Not Cards This Christmas

The average person spends over £50 on sending Christmas cards each year. Cards which within weeks, find themselves in the bin and forgotten about. We’re urging our supporters to calculate the cost of purchasing and posting cards, and instead, send a message of hope this Christmas.
Simply donate what you would normally spend on cards this year to Saving the Survivors and share with your friends and family online to help us on our mission to attend to injured endangered wildlife that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents.
Here are 5 reasons why you should send hope, not cards this Christmas:

1. An eco-friendlier way 

Not only does sending many cards put a dent in your balance, it can also be harmful to the planet. The environment impact of a greetings card derives from the four main parts of it’s life cycle; paper production, printing, posting and decomposition. According to www.dontbuymeacard.com, taking a return flight from London to Glasgow has the same environmental impact of sending 3571 greeting cards!
In todays age, we are fighting climate change and trying to be more eco-friendly. Therefore, there are many alternatives to sending cards which are far more green. Why not send a donation to charity and sending digital cards via social media or email instead. 

2. A quicker option

The festive period is a time to relax and spend with loved ones. But, parties, shopping and many other things find us busier than ever. The process of writing multiple cards out seems more of a chore as each Christmas comes around. Making a charity donation and sharing it online with family and friends takes less than 5 minutes. This leaves you more time to enjoy the festive period

3. It sends a message of hope  

If you’ve found your way to this blog, we can presume you’re already aware of the work we do at Saving the Survivors. How amazing would it be for even more people to be aware of our mission as you share your donation to your social media? 

4. It helps the crucial work Saving the Survivors do 

Due to the escalation in poaching incidents, the number of victims is rapidly increasing. Fortunately many poaching victims have been given a second chance after undergoing various interventions and surgical procedures performed by our team. Most of these animals are treated in their natural habitat as transporting injured wildlife increases the risk and trauma they experience.
Every case we encounter is unique and tests our teams’ resolve. We are very fortunate to collaborate with world-renowned clinical specialists and conservation groups, and we are very grateful for the unwavering support of the public. 
Every penny we receive helps us on our journey to save the survivors. 

5. It leaves a legacy

A Christmas card is disposable, the existence of rhinos isn’t.

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