The Death of Holiday Cards

January 6th, 2009 by Nikos

This year, when it came time to mail out the traditional holiday greeting cards, we made a decision not to do so. Although it’s a tradition that has been with our culture for as long as most of us have been around, we decided to kill the holiday cards for what we feel are pretty good reasons:

  • With the deteriorating state of the environment, we thought we’d try to save some trees.
  • In this economy, we felt there were better ways to spread the holiday spirit.

So, what did we do with the money we saved? Well, in all honesty, it wasn’t all that much, as last year we spent less than $500 on holiday cards (hey, we’re a startup!). This year, we took that $500 and donated it to to the World Food Programme - the world’s front line organization fighting world hunger. Going forward, our goal is to double that amount each year. So, when we are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the death of Lingospot holiday cards, we will do so by donating upwards of a quarter of a million.

Best wishes for 2009!

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