I’m so excited to share with you about the Arbor Day Foundation! I learned about this foundation recently and was amazed at what they do. They are a nonprofit dedicated to planting trees and bringing awareness and education around the impact of trees to our environment. It might seem small to plant a tree but the ripple effect lasts for generations to come!
I love their mission:
We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
So what do trees actually do for our environment- well a lot actually. They clean the air and water, which is important for human survival. But they also provide homes, and habitats for wildlife. Not to mention, providing many fun activities for people young and old to enjoy. You could say these forests give life! Arbor Day Foundation supports the replanting of forests and helps to bring awareness of the issue. Many natural disasters have wreaked havoc on forests. Arbor Day’s mission is to revitalize these forests and ensure they’re brought back to life. They just celebrated planting 60 million trees recently- a huge accomplishment!
There are so many programs and opportunities that Arbor Day offers to help bring to light the importance of planting trees and saving our forests. One cool offering they have is with their Give-A-Tree Cards. Whenever you purchase a card a tree will be planted in honor of a friend or family member. So awesome! There are different options to choose from depending on the occasion. From a thank you card, birthday card, holiday card- the list is endless. You can even personalize the card for free! Then once you receive it you can sign the card. It’s a simple act but with impact that lasts over a lifetime.
I chose a thank you card with the message, A Gift That Grows. I love that as I write a thank you note, in turn I’m also sending a gift by planting a tree in honor of the recipient. This is such a perfect reminder especially around the holiday season when giving is in full swing. Why not send some Christmas cards dedicated to giving back this year? What I’ve found is when I give, it has a ripple effect and is contagious. Who know’s you may just spark a little fire within someone to donate and share this wonderful cause with someone else. Send a meaningful card with Give-A-Tree Card here!
Besides Give-A-Tree Cards, Arbor Day Foundation also has a program called Trees in Celebration. You plant trees in celebration of a person, an event, a life- really whatever you want. I did this and dedicated mine to my Nana. She lived 80 beautiful years on this earth! To know that her life is being remembered by giving life back through trees is amazing. It’s so simple too- a perfect holiday gift idea. You simply fill out the certificate online and then you can either choose to have it delivered to you or download it yourself and print it. Honor your celebrations by planting trees through Arbor Day Foundation! You can check it all out here!
If it’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the holiday seasons, it’s the importance of supporting and bringing to light organizations that are giving back and making a difference. If you want to learn more about Arbor Day Foundation, get involved or donate- check out their website here!
Have you thought of planting a tree this holiday season?