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What should I do with old greeting cards?

Anyone who likes to hold onto items with sentimental value will certainly have boxes packed with old greeting cards. At some point, you might start to think about tossing them out. That’s a shame because there are plenty of things you can do with old greeting cards!

  • Turn them into a book

Instead of throwing away old cards, consider compiling them into a book. You can take on a DIY project and bind the cards yourself. You may also ask a professional to do it.

  • Frame them

If you have scant storage space, you should also consider making digital copies of your cards. You can scan them and categorize them by year, person, or occasion in a digital photo album. This way, you won’t have to feel guilty about reusing them.

Folded cards are easy to reuse. You can keep the page with the personal message, and frame some of the most important ones as mentioned above. The well-designed end will be your new card. Cut it in half, then write a personal message at the back like a postcard.

  • Donate to charity

If you have a few unwanted cards left, donate them to charity. Organizations such as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will recycle old greeting cards. They turn them into new cards, which you can also purchase to support their program.