Turning the cost of cards into donations for charities that rely on giving

About Us

Why DSMAC

Our like-minded group got together after realising there was no real alternative to the waste of greeting cards. So we built DontSendMeACard!

We've taken the idea forward with charities and developed it extensively in the past few years.

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Team

We're a collaboration of web designers and developers. Created by Future Imaging and Web Engineer, we bring specialist knowledge and skills to the initiative.

We're a light-hearted alternative to cards, but we take fundraising and operating a web platform seriously.

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Partners

Louis Kennedy is an exciting new partnership bringing popular characters to be featured as charity e-card content. More details will be announced soon.

Shelter are an instrumental partner on the project with the level of collaboration and openness they have to piloting and taking new products to market. We work directly with a number of charities and nonprofits.

We love working with innovative organisations.

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Alumni

DontSendMeACard were participants on the Seedbed Accelerator Programme at Dartington Hall here in Devon.

This helped us shape the offering that we continue to grow today.

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"Great site with new innovative ideas. Big support to our charity and very easy to navigate and use the site."

Andrea Kelly via Google Reviews – Sep 2020

More Kind Words

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GREEN GREETING CARDS 💚💌 • My boyfriend introduced me to @dontsendmeacard earlier this year. They send e-cards on your behalf for a very tiny fee that goes to a charity. I’ve used the service a few times in 2020 and am really impressed! 📮✉️🌎 • Producing, posting and decomposing of cards negatively impacts the environment and the cost of them soon adds up! 💰 Don’t get me wrong, cards are lovely and can be meaningful but what do most of us do after we’ve received them? We might keep them for memories, repurpose them into gift tags, recycle them (if they can be, most with glitter can’t! ♻️) or we might not. 33% of paper in the U.K. ISN’T recycled and it takes between 5-15 years for paper in landfills to break down, producing greenhouse gases in the process. 🦠❌ • This isn’t to say I don’t do regular birthday cards anymore. I still send them occasionally. However since discovering @dontsendmeacard I’ve been sending e-cards and I’m really enjoying it. The money I would usually spend on a card or stamps is donated to charities. Lots of charities are signed up to the scheme like @dogstrust, @sheltercharity, @nspcc_official, and local charities too. Choose a card design, select an amount to donate and send the card to up to 5 email addresses. 📨🤳🏼 • I like what the company stand for and how they encourage giving to charity, while still being able to send a card to loved ones 🥰 • ⏩ Swipe to see some other greeting card stats from @dontsendmeacard. • [image description: first image of animated character receiving and sending e-cards from Don’t Send Me A Card. Images 2, 3 and 4 are infographics from Don’t Send Me A Card about the negative environmental impacts and cost of sending regular cards]

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Carbon savings

Mindful of Helping the Planet

140g of Carbon Saved Per Card

From the outset the project has been geared towards reducing the paper waste from cards. With that in mind we spoke to University of Exeter who produced a carbon study for us, with the result being that it costs 140g of CO2e (Carbon Equivalent) to post each greeting card.

More recently this calculation has been added to a carbon tracking feature in user accounts so you can see how much carbon you have saved in total over time.