Saturday, March 2, 2013

What To Do With Birthday Cards

I will be the first to tell you that I do not like giving or receiving greeting cards. I always tell my husband do not get me a card for Valentines, Anniversary, etc. Greeting cards in most homes will be read once or twice then eventually thrown in the trash. It is such a waste of money especially with some cards costing as much as five dollars each. This past Christmas I even gave home made note cards to my family to use. Well, a week ago was my 46th birthday and of course I received some cards (please don't think that I am not appreciative of the cards...because I am). After a few days my problem arises. What do I do with the cards? I am not one of those folks that saves everything in a box. What I came up with is something many other people are already doing. I decided to keep a few of the special cards and make an art journal page out of it. Now it will be in my journal forever. 


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Frances said...

What a nice idea! I love getting and giving cards, but we don't pay much for them. I have had greeting card software for years and make all our cards at home. Hubby even makes cards.

I don't save all cards, but I have every one Hubby has ever given me. :-)

Sue Elvis said...

Hi Diane,

I love your idea! I keep thinking about working on an art journal. I actually have several blank journals waiting to be filled. I should get out my stack of greetings cards and make a start. Thank you for sharing your idea.

The Zoo Keeper said...

Like the idea! Glad you had a great birthday!

Emilee Roberts said...

That is such a great idea! I love it!

Sue Elvis said...


I forgot to say Happy Birthday! I got distracted by your beautiful journal page!

Leah C said...

I like that. I also can't stand to throw cards away. I would be ashamed to admit I have drawers full. When my Grandmother died, we found a bag in her closet that held every Christmas card she had gotten for at least 30 or more years. :-)