This year I decided I would save a tree and send e-cards instead of paper cards. It seems to me charities haven't really caught on to this as a fund raiser. It was surprisingly hard to find any, and even harder to find ones I liked. I eventually found this from Engineer Aid, who don't even insist on a donation (though they do invite one).
I bought just half a dozen "real" cards to give to some special people. I was so pleased to find these Traidcraft cards from Bangladesh, handmade using traditional embroidery techniques and various papers: cotton, straw, jute.
Cotton paper is new to me, but I was especially pleased when one turned out to be made of water hyacinth paper, after having learnt all about the problems it causes just a few months ago.
And since my visitors are all special people, please consider these to be your cards :) Let me know which one you like best.