Now that Christmas is over and you are putting away the decorations, I have a question? Do you still send Christmas cards? I do. For me I enjoy finding cards that say Merry Christmas with an Arizona twist. Living in Arizona I don’t think I can send cards with snow and pine trees. So, I try to find ones that have cactus and palm trees. I have found some amazing photographers who make cards. I love receiving cards. But that presents a slight problem. They can easily become clutter. What to do with all those cards that are not special?
Do you keep your cards? Do you keep them but some are clutter? Of course some of these cards are special and you want to keep them but others…. Well they are pretty and what to do with them. I have a few suggestions for you.
Are you looking for a great way to pay those cards forward?
Did you know that St. Jude recycles greeting cards? https://www.stjudesranch.org/contribute/recycled-card-program/ More than 30 years ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived to turn the previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted when they received the unique “thank you,” that they requested to purchase the special cards. The program soon expanded to include all-occasion greeting cards.
Or you can donate them to a daycare or school. Cards are great for little ones to practice their skills with scissors. (Sounds like a good way for grandparents to engage with the grand’s.)
Another thought is to turn them into gift tags or garland. What about using them to embellish gift bags.
What do you do with your greeting cards? Do you think you might do any of this?
Happy New Year’s Eve. Have a wonderful and wonder filled new year.
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