Friday, August 7, 2009

Cards, What do you do with them?

For all of the special days in our lives thruout the year, so many of us get blessed to get so many beautiful cards from our loved ones. I dont know about you, but i HATE to toss them out. Cards are expensive, cards have alot of sentiment, and you know when someone has taken time to pick out a card with thoughts of you in mind.

I have cards all over the house in piles because I cant toss them out. At Christmas I pull out favorites from years gone by and some that came from special people. Those are easy to deal with because they are packed away for most of our year.

What about the cards we get for Mothers and Fathers Day, our birthdays, sweetest day...etc. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what to do with them or Just exactly what do some of you do?

11 Thanks for your comments!:

Shelley said...

I have framed some cards before that I thought were very pretty! And then a friend told me about she donates cards to a children's hospital so they can cut out pictures and make crafts w/ them.

JyLnC said...

I keep them in a small dresser I have. I hate to throw them out, too!

Nina Diane said...

I save them too....they are in a basket in my scrap room. The ones from my husband I keep all together tied up with ribbon.

Ginger said...

I feel the same way as you do, Dawn. I keep the special ones and after awhile I toss the rest. I just don't have the room to keep everything.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I also hate to throw them out. I have a huge dresser drawer filled with them, and I'm starting on another drawer. When I'm looking for places to hide "stuff", I always wonder why I don't throw away those cards. Many of the b'day cards are brought out of hiding and put on the fp mantle and other places around the room when I decorate for a family member's b'day. Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. cards are put in with that holiday decor and I use them for holiday decor. I'm so glad to learn that there are others like me who just can't throw them away. laurie

Judy said...

I keep special ones and toss some. I agree some are so pretty!

squawmama said...

Well I must confess that I have always kept them... and they are now in storage. BUT now that we live in Tassie I have no room to store them so I save them for a little while and then box them up and off they go into the sotrage too. although now a few get put in the recycle bins...

(((HUGS))
Donna

Turquoise Diaries said...

I have kept all the cards for so many years. Then when I was moving last year, I throw them out when I was in a deep cleaning mode, but since then they started to accumulate in the new house, too..

Laura said...

I sometimes frame my favorites and I've been known to cut the card in half if the other side of the picture is blank and use it for a postcard.
Have a great weekend!
Laura

hpabate said...

Hello thank you so much for your extremely kind words. I know it is so hard to loose weight, this is not my first battle with the weight loss, but for health reasons of my own, I was forced to try to loose the weight to be able to keep my eye sight. They told me that I would loose my eye sight, and I could possibly have a brain tumor. I prayed to God, and asked for direction and this is the direction he has given me. I do not take medications for my vision, however after dieting for the past seven months, the lights are going on in my vision, and I have hardley any migrains. I listed to the Lord and he has come through as promised. I will keep my promise to be healthy. I will pray for you and your journey as I myself know the journeys that life throws our way, can sometimes be confusing and extremely unfair at times. Hang in there and being happy with yourself is the best gift life could possibly have from you.

Have a blessed day, please visit soon.

Cheers,
Heidi

The Raggedy Girl said...

I have a whole box of cards left from my Mom. Some that she got and some that are just unsent. I don't have a lot of ideas. I have some Christmas decorations that someone made from old Christmas cards and I should take some of mine and do that. They just cut six circles about 4 inches wide and glued them into a box shape and then put sparkles on the edges and hung them with a sparkly wire. They have held in there through about 20 years.
The Raggedy Girl