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The principal of an elementary school in England has apparently banned students from sending Christmas cards to fellow students — claiming the festive tradition is bad for the globe.

 

Jonathan Mason, of Belton Lane Primary School in Lincolnshire, claimed in a letter to parents that many students approached him with concerns "about the impact of sending Christmas cards on the environment."

 

"Throughout the world, we send enough Christmas cards that if we placed them alongside each other, they'd cover the world's circumference 500 times," Mason wrote, according to Sky News. "The manufacture of Christmas cards is contributing to our ever-growing carbon emissions."

 

The head of the school continued, saying that "in order to be environmentally friendly in school we will not be having a post box for Christmas cards from this year onwards."

 

Mason suggested to parents who want to send a card to "send one card to the whole class" instead of individual ones, in an effort to "save money and the environment."

 

Mason suggested to parents who want to send a card to "send one card to the whole class" instead of individual ones, in an effort to "save money and the environment."

 

"It's great to see them come out of school with their cards and a smile on their faces. It's a Christmas tradition they have had for a long time and now they are taking it away," the unidentified parent said. "I know we have to protect the environment, but these are a few Christmas cards once a year and to be told about this on a piece of paper seems contradictory."

 


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The Grinch that stole the spirit of Christmas.

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5 minutes ago, TopDeadSenter said:

I'm guessing that "winter holiday" cards are perfectly fine though.

I know where you are coming from and am thinking the same , don't upset the minority.

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3 minutes ago, toofarnorth said:

I know where you are coming from and am thinking the same , don't upset the minority.

Initially that was my thought but he's happy enough if they just send one so maybe he is a genuine greeny treehugger worried about the environment.....but hey he should take a look at the pollution here and put into perspective what he's saying

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