Before you throw all those beautiful Christmas cards away please consider recycling them. I myself am one that saves all my cards, I just can never bring myself to throw them away.....I guess it runs in the family because after my mom passed away 13 years ago my sister handed me a stack of birthday cards, some from as early as age 1 for me! LOL
So, declutter and help kids!! I'm going to dig mine all out!!
"Recycled Card Program History
Over thirty years ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived for turning the previous year’s Christmas cards into "new" cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted with their unique "thank you," they requested the children sell them the special cards. And so, the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program was born.
Since then, the program expanded to include all occasion greeting cards…just about anything that starts with a used greeting card. People from all over the world have sent us their used cards!
Operated by Kids, Corp., a program for the children at St. Jude’s Ranc to learn entrepreneurship skills, the children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of "going green".
The ongoing support for the Recycled Card Program has been overwhelming! The Program grew and soon we were receiving over one million cards. We have since redesigned the process to more efficiently manage the increased production from the increased volume and we welcome your submissions! "
NOTE: We currently have an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card submissions.
Sooooo, if you're looking for a way to recycle those cards and help someone else in the process, this might be for you. Please send your card fronts to:
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City NV 80005-1681