Celebrate America Recycles Day with Goodwill’s Holiday Cards

November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. If you’re still in the market for the perfect holiday cards to send your friends and family this year, Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan’s Paperworks Studio‘s recycled cards give you the opportunity to celebrate the season while affirming your commitment to the environment and the power of work.

Cards are handmade by a production team of Goodwill program participants with disabilities and other challenges to employment. Check out the video below to learn about the artists who make the recycled cards:


This year’s holiday lineup features four card styles, all made from recycled materials:

Falling Flakes Dancing Tree-O Snowing Rose Petals

  • Wheelchair Art Cards: Cards start with a mural background ‘painted’ with artists’ wheelchairs. Artists then draw snowmen that are laid on top of the mural and placed on soft, shimmery berry red cards. The inside reads “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
  • Dancing Tree-O: Five colorful cards feature a trio of cheerful dancing trees to celebrate the holiday spirit.  Cards come in shimmer shades of gold, green apple, amethyst, paprika and chocolate. Inside, the card states “Deck the halls, share the love, feel the warmth. All the best to you!”
  • Falling Flakes: Three glistening snowflakes are displayed on this soft, pewter card made from old boxes. There are three colors to pick from – frosty blue, shimmering silver and classic gold. The interior of the card reads, “May all the magic of the season be yours.”
  • Snowing Rose Petals: This card features soft pine tree branches and pine cones surrounded by snowing rose petals. The sentiment in the card reads, “Wishing you all the wonder and beauty of the season.”

View and purchase the holiday cards on the Paperworks Studio website.