Give the Gift of Sustainable Life // Arbor Day Giftcard

This post is sponsored by The Arbor Day Foundation, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holiday season is upon us, and that means gift shopping! But this year, more than ever, I’m feeling a pull to purchase gifts with real meaning and intent. I often wonder how I can do good, serve, or leave a positive impact; especially this time of year. While there are many ways to do so, I am particularly excited about giving the gift of sustainable life.

It’s no secret that I love our National Parks, Forests, and all of the natural world around us. The simple act of walking along a wooded pathway is often all I need to recharge. So gifting someone, or myself, with an Arbor Day Foundation Sustainable Giftcard just feels like the right thing to do; especially while this year in particular has held so much natural destruction.

Trees provide much for us; simply by existing. They absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. They provide wildlife habitat and food. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people! They help us conserve energy, they reduce the effects of climate change, provide much needed cooling, and quite honestly, they make the world around us more beautiful. We need them as much as they need us, to survive.

The Arbor Day Foundation is doing a lot to protect our earthly home. From replanting our forests and damaged woodland areas to replanting trees in communities that have been through natural disasters. They even run the program known as "Tree City USA" which is greening up communities across America. By giving one of Arbor Day's Giftcards, you are helping in their efforts to replenish and replant such a vital resource.

So this season, when you’re hunting for that perfect present, consider giving the gift of sustainable living. It’s a gift that benefits all of us, present and future, including the world we stand on. Trees truly are our livelihood and each Arbor Day Foundation Giftcard plants one or more trees in honor of those you gift them to!

There are two easy ways you can give this beautiful gift. One is with the Holiday Give-A-Tree Cards—which is the perfect way to send out your annual greeting while also giving. Or there are the Trees In Celebration Certificates—which make the perfect gift for those celebrating life achievements! (I picked one up for my parents' 38th wedding anniversary.) Simply visit the Arbor Day Foundation's website, hover over the "shop" tab, select which card you are wanting to gift, enter your information, and order! They're offering FREE shipping through the months of November and December! So, now is the perfect time to order.

Help spread the sustainable goodness by sharing your experience on social media! I'd love to see which cards you choose.

I will also be hosting a giveaway with Arbor Day, over on my Instagram! The winner will receive a Give-A-Tree Card Holiday 10-Pack that is worth $39.95. It is a collection of ADF's top-selling Cards and will be open to enter between Nov. 12 - Dec.3. The rules to enter this giveaway are as follows:

  • Like my Instagram giveaway post
  • Follow @arbordayfoundation on Instagram
  • Tag two people that would love what the Arbor Day Foundation Stands for

Once you've done that, be sure to record your entries on the Arbor Day Giveaway Page!

The winner will be chosen within 48 Hours after December 3 and will contacted via email by Fourstarzz Media. Good Luck!