What to do with those old
Every year friends and family send you greeting cards. Perhaps co-workers send you greeting
cards too and maybe even vendors like your insurance agent and your newspaper carrier. Maybe you
also get greeting cards from business partners and customers. While everyone loves being thought
of at the holidays, you have to decide after the holidays what to do with these greeting cards.
There are two good reasons to save greeting cards sent to you. If these two reasons aren't applicable
to you and you save all of your greeting cards, then you're saving clutter. So if your goal this new year
is to get organized at home, start here and start now with these greeting card organization tips.
First, save greeting cards with sentimental value to you. That means you do not have to save greeting
cards from all of those other nice people who sent you holiday greetings. Really, you don't.
That includes the greeting cards and holiday post cards with real family photos that are so popular.
You don't have to keep portraits of other people's families and pets that have no sentimental meaning to you.
The second reason to save greeting cards is if you plan to use the greeting cards in craft projects.
This reason may have nothing to do with sentimental keepsakes. For instance, the card may have a great photograph
or drawing of Santa. Make it into an ornament. Clip the Santa portrait with scissors, use a single hole puncher
to put one hole at the top of Santa's picture; string thread or a hook through the hole; hang your new Santa
cardboard ornament on your Christmas tree or on a "clothesline" of yarn along with other
Christmas cut-outs. That's just one simple ornament idea. You can probably think of lots more ideas.
Note: You can view a bigger version of the handmade greetings cards by placing your mouse
curser on the image and click. A new window will open with the
bigger image. When finished viewing, just close the window and
come back here to view the other handmade greetings cards.