We are a family of four based in Oxfordshire and our company Panda Joy®™ was born out of our shared love for design, craft, animals and sustainability; we live for eco-friendlier and more sustainable products. Our brand name, Panda Joy®™ pays homage to bamboo, the raw material we use for our cards, the manner, in which we want to do business and the feeling we want to share with you.
It all started during the pandemic, where we saw the ritual of sending greeting cards skyrocket as a way to ignite a moment of happiness, say thank you and stay connected with loved ones. But sending cards has become something everyone almost takes for granted and we don’t ever really stop to think about the impact this relatively small action can have on the planet.
More than 1 billion Christmas cards are thrown in the bin every year – and that’s just Christmas cards, not counting any other occasional cards. To us, this didn’t seem like the right way to be spreading Joy.
So, we asked ourselves as a family, “What can we do today to have a positive impact on the environment and its communities? Can we afford to do nothing? What kind of world do we want to leave to our children?” Along came Panda Joy®™ during one of our family craft sessions. We have a big vision and an even bigger mission to develop a product and an idea that would not just contribute to the preservation of the planet but also have a positive impact on the communities that live on the planet.
....reducing the number of trees we cut down for paper products will make a huge positive impact to the future of our planet.
Think of it this way, replacing the 2 Billion greeting cards sent out in the UK alone with non-tree-fibre papers will be saving 500,000+trees.
From the outset we wanted our product and brand to be climate positive and community sustainable to allow people to share Joyful moments without the guilt of harming the environment. Having learned that in the UK, more that 33% of paper cards are in fact not recycled, that it takes 5-15 years for paper to breakdown in landfill and that 1 billion+ Christmas cards are estimated to be burned or dumped in landfill every year, it seemed an obvious choice to create a sustainable greeting card product in order to make a difference.
Our brand motto, Naturally more Sustainable, Naturally Joyfuller®™sums up what our brand stands for. We like the word Joyfuller, even if it's not one most people have used much – it dates back to Old English times, meaning 'more joyful.' Joyfuller has a much better ring to it, don't you think?
And our unique Joyful panda character has a distinct personality, which is reflected in each design through joyful illustrations and fun colour accents. Their unique aesthetic will make any occasion much Joyfuller®™, safe in the knowledge that you’re helping to save the planet at the same time.
So, what about the cards, what makes our greeting cards sustainable? What makes us different? why is bamboo more sustainable than paper? We’ve got a real drive to share joy sustainably.
Our greeting cards are made of 75% bamboo, 25% cotton linters and 100% Joyfulness, thus making them truly sustainable and eco-friendly with the utmost guarantee that no trees are harmed in the making of the cards. Our greeting cards are also joyfully designed and printed in the UK.
Your first thought might be: “What about the Pandas? Don’t they need the bamboo that you use?” Rest assured that the bamboo we use to make our greeting cards is not a food source for pandas. So, you can spread Joy with our cards without any guilt over destroying the habitat of these precious animals!
That’s roughly 10,000 acres of forest, all lost.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
Join us in saving and preserving our treasured planet and builindg a world full of joy with eco-friendlier greeting cards that won’t leave a trace.
Made from 75% bamboo, 25% cotton linters and 100% joyfulness, we give you our utmost guarantee that no trees are harmed in the making of our cards.
Not many greeting card companies can say that, can they?