Even if your schedule is hectic, it is always nice to stop and say thanks to those who helped you celebrate your baby's first birthday. But that doesn't mean you need to generate mountains of waste by sending out tons of expensive thank-you cards that are time-consuming to fill out. Instead, send a simple, heartfelt, and personal e-mail to each of your guests expressing your appreciation.
If you do decide to send out a paper thank-you, scan your child's latest artwork into your computer and use it to create your own unique recycled paper cards. Check out Conservatree (www.conservatree.org) for a listing a retailers that sell blank eco-friendly note cards.