It may be easier than you think to go paperless and do your bit for the environment. Be it at home or at work, channeling your digital skills to support the eco-movement this year comes easy – just turn a recording into an audio card.
Message for Mum
Flowers, chocolate and of course greeting cards are items that mum’s can expect on Mother’s Day which the UK celebrates in March, many other countries follow suit in May. Most often than not these cards will produce a short burst of affection yet longer term damage to our environment. We suggest to record and share a message with your mama which she can keep and listen to anywhere, anytime. It’s ideal for those who live away from their families and want to create memories that last.
How to have a green Christmas
According to Andy Williams, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year” yet without taking the time to reflect your good intentions to become more environmentally aware, may quickly turn into wasteful wishful thinking. You may be in the midst of being torn between sending personal messages to friends and family who live elsewhere and reducing your paper consumption but worry not: create bespoke audio greeting cards with Aroundsound by adding the respective hashtag and you won’t miss out on spreading the end of year love.
How to make your audio greeting cards
We like things to be easy so here are the simple steps to creating your e-card with Aroundsound:
- Open the app on Android or iOS and hit record
- For the Christmas theme simply add #xmas, #Christmas or #holidays to your title, for New Year’s it will be NewYear, #HappyNewYear or #HappyNewYear2020 – the hashtag will trigger the festive theme respectively (truly magical)
- Share with friends and family, upon them opening the link you sent they’ll be listening to your lovely message while looking at the seasonal backdrop to the recording
Reducing waste by sending personalised voice messages that are also appealing to look at is a winning strategy. If you then also think about the time saved quickly producing and instantly sharing your recording, you’d soon wonder how you’d done without audio greeting cards before. No more queuing at the post office or buying stamps. Sit down one afternoon or record a message on the go – by simply adding one of the hashtags you’ll turn your already warm wishes into a pretty one while doing something for the environment. What’s not to like?
Going paperless at home or at work
Besides the seasonal appeal, how many times have you thought that pile of paper bills and documents gives you the creeps? While you’d still need paper documents like your birth or company certificate you may find that for most parts of your personal and professional life audio records work just as well if not better. Record your to-do and shopping list, record messages for the family and add to them to your family Collection – members will be notified of new recordings and can comment; same applies for your work context. Instead of keeping your written diary start recording your thoughts anytime, anywhere. There are so many good (and productivity enhancing) reasons for using audio recording in your everyday life. Hit record and ditch the notepad during meetings.
There’s a plethora of simple yet effective ways to remove paper from your life, starting with audio recording and documenting. Feel like giving it a try? Be your green best this year and download the Aroundsound app for Android and iOS to create your bespoke audio greeting card. Going paperless couldn’t be more straightforward.
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Originally published Dec 16, 2019 updated Mar 11, 2020
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