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Recycling Your Holiday Cards

I just came across a grand idea that we can probably all benefit from.

Every year, between work and my personal life, I receive dozens of Christmas cards, and I’ve always wondered what to do with them at the end of the season. Some of them you’ll want to keep – the sentimental one with heartfelt note attached, the family picture of your little cousins playing on the beach, and the photo card of your friend’s precious little baby on Santa’s lap. But there are others, such as the Christmas card “signed” by a vendor in printed ink, that really aren’t necessary to cherish for the rest of time. I hate to be wasteful and toss the thoughtful gestures, and now I don’t have to, for I have discovered the perfect solution:

Donate them to the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program!

They want your used cards! Not just the Christmas variety either, they take cards for all occasions. The children take part in making new cards by removing the front of the donated cards, doctoring them up a bit, and attaching a new back. Then they sell them, $10 for a pack of 10.  They learn the benefits of recycling, receive payment for their work, and have beautiful “green” holiday cards to show for their efforts!  And you can feel good about not sending your cards to the dumpster, all the while supporting a program at St. Jude.

This is genius! Mail your donations to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

It’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!


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