A Sentimental Season

Do you still mail holiday cards to friends and family?

I do!

But I must confess, I struggle with throwing out the ones I receive…

The cards are so beautiful and I enjoy the family photos…

It is a sentimental season for me. How about you?

What do you do with all the cards and photos at the end of the season?

I look forward to your creative ideas!

Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

33 responses to “A Sentimental Season

  1. Same here, Jill. I look forward to any suggestions your readers might have!!

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  2. Some I save…some are good for collage, or to use as a base for collage. I’ve thought also of painting over them, but I haven’t tried it. (K)

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  3. I love to get and send Christmas cards, it’s so nice to know you are being thought of! I tape them up in the kitchen so we can all enjoy them every day. I keep some of the ones with photos of friends and children but usually toss the rest in January…

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  4. We cut out the best bits to make cards for next year.

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  5. Sometimes I cut out parts of the card to use as gift tags.

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  6. I used to cut out the best bits and make them into next year’s To’s and From’s.

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    • Very creative, Susan! ๐Ÿ˜ I like this idea. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ My church repurposes the front of the cards for a gift exchange for the families we support at Christmas time. I thought about donating some of my cards to them but they have way too many! โค๏ธ

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  7. Hi Jill! I have kept them for years. I have made a journal with them. Just stack them into signatures and sew them in a journal. Some of the older birthday cards I have made into junk journals.

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  8. a bit stach of cards that were my grandmothers are still waiting for a creative moment.

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    • Hi Beverly, some cards are truly treasures that I donโ€™t want to part with either! Perhaps creating a scrapbook or journal in your grandmotherโ€™s memory? I have kept a lot of cards my mom gave to me. โค๏ธ

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  9. I do have some which my school friends given me on my birthday in the school times. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™re so creative that you might come up with some interesting collage may be!

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  10. I save very special ones! โค

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  11. I love sending and receiving cards and pictures at the holidays. I usually save a few of them. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š

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  12. I save a few of the special ones and just keep the backs of the others which act as a list for writing next years cards. At the moment Iโ€™m looking for new ways to display this yearโ€™s!

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    • Hi Jane, good idea to use the backs of cards to write lists! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I bet Pinterest has some great ideas for displaying cards… one of my favorite places for inspiration. ๐Ÿ’—

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      • Problem solved! Iโ€™ve conjured up a display stand from a coat hanger covered in ribbon and tinsel. Also removed some pictures from the wall and used string wrapped round the nails to make a grid.

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  13. Just sent my cards out this week– a bit late but better than never! As for repurposing–my friend cut the covers of the cards into triangles and made a festive pendant garland! I usually keep mine for a few years. In the past have cut off the covers of really old ones to send out again as Chrostmas postcards!

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    • I like the idea of creating a garland with the cards! So many wonderful ideas!! And they would make awesome postcards. โค๏ธ I got my cards in the mail yesterday! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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