A UK charity is urging people to save paper, time and money this Christmas by taking part in a poster initiative.
St Richardâ€™s Hospice is â€˜giving Christmas cards the sackâ€™ and asking residents to send their seasons greetings in a more eco friendly way, which will also benefit the charity.
The new scheme will see large Christmas card posters put up in schools, offices and clubs where people can write a message to their colleagues instead of sending Christmas cards. Last year more than 100 firms signed up for the scheme and raised a total of Â£4,500.
Fundraising assistant Joanna Street said: â€œThis is a great way to save paper, time and money by writing your seasonal messages to friends and colleagues on one of our giant Christmas card posters.
â€œAlso, if you make a donation to the hospice your money will help us care for patients and their families in Worcestershire.â€