Holiday Photo Greetings ‘Go Green’ with Photobucket and Nature Conservancy Slideshows

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Holiday Photo Greetings ‘Go Green’ with Photobucket and Nature Conservancy Slideshows

For Every Holiday Style Slideshow Sent from Photobucket Between December 11th and December 25th, 10 Cents Goes to The Nature Conservancy for Forestry Conservation

PALO ALTO, Calif., December 12, 2007 – Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com) one of the Web’s most popular hubs for managing personal media, has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy for Forestry Conservation (http://www.nature.org) to motivate its users to ‘go green’ during this year’s holiday season. Photobucket will donate 10 cents to The Nature Conservancy for every holiday greetings style slideshow created on Photobucket’s site.

Sending a Photobucket slideshow is not only a quick way to share photos, but also an eco-friendly way to save paper during the holiday season. To create a ‘green’ slideshow, users simply need to create a free Photobucket account, upload photos and choose one of the “Green Greetings” slideshow styles. Users can share with friends and family by email, instant messenger or by posting the slideshows on their favorite social networking site, Web site or blog. The styles include a decorative frame that can surround up to 50 photos that play automatically when viewed. When combined with an email message, the slideshows can make an up-to-date alternative to the traditional holiday letter or greeting card. The slideshows are free to make and send, and it’s free to join Photobucket.

“During the holiday season, we recognize that large amounts of paper are used when people send cards, among other holiday activities,” said Alice Lankester, VP of Marketing for Photobucket. “Sending slideshows is an excellent way to share the year’s activities with friends and family without producing holiday waste. ‘Green Greetings’ is one way for Photobucket to make a statement about how important it is to preserve our environment. We are honored to be teaming up with an excellent organization, The Nature Convervancy.”

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 15 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 102 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.

“The concept of sending online photo slideshows in order to save paper is one we can whole-heartedly get behind,” said Steve Ertel, Director of Media Relations for The Nature Conservancy. “We’re thankful to Photobucket for rallying its community to preserve our natural resources for future generations to use and enjoy. We encourage all users to start making ‘Green Greetings’ slideshows today.”

Photobucket “Green Greetings” styles include: “Happy Holidays,” “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” and “Happy Kwanzaa.”

Users can start saving paper and sending Photobucket slideshows today at: http://greengreetings.photobucket.com

About Photobucket
Photobucket is one of the Web’s most popular hubs for managing media. Photobucket’s users upload, link to, share and search for billions of personal photos, graphics, and videos every day. The company was founded in 2003 and acquired by Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a News Corporation company (NYSE:NWS), in July 2007. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colo. with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and is available online at http://www.photobucket.com/