Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What to do with Old Greeting Cards?

Between snowstorms, being sick, and working on a book deadline, I’m afraid I have neglected my blog, which is unforgivable. But during that time I also cleaned out my office. What fun! (Not really, but it needed to be done.) In the process, I found a sack of old greeting cards Hubby and I have received over the years.

  I’ve been filling the sack for quite some time. I finally decided I needed to either throw out the cards or organize them in some way. I decided to organize them. 

As I went through the piles and piles of cards, I found some from my parents. They passed away several years ago, so finding those cards took me back to happier times. I loved seeing my parents’ handwriting. I miss them terribly. 

 
I also found cards from my children and grandchildren, cards from cherished friends, and even a couple of cards I had made for my mother when I was a child. 
They must have come back to me after Mom and Dad died. I had completely forgotten about them. I’m so glad I didn’t throw the sack of greeting cards away. These cards are reminders of a past filled with love. 
 
Now my cards have a new home. The sack is gone, but the cards now reside in pretty boxes. 


 Anytime I’m feeling blue all I have to do is open a box and feel the love. 

So I’m curious, what do you do with cards you receive? Please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t seem to part with them.

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1 comment:

  1. A complex problem that I also faced until I solved it with the following solutions.
    *Whenever I receive a card, gift or something precious I take a snap of it immediately using my smartphone. The photo collection will run as slide show or screen saver in my laptop and digital photo frame. And I get the pleasure of viewing those precious moments periodically. Your post gave me the idea of blogging about some of those so that I can share my thoughts with my online friends:)
    *I bought a photo album and began fixing the cards etc. in it. The thin transparent film covers it beautifully.
    *Keep in scrap book.

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