Oh, what to do with all those holiday cards that still deck your mantle? I mean, besides plant the ones that your greenie friends gave you. You could certainly store them away for a cool craft for next year. As in, “Collage ’em, kids, then send off to grandma!”
But if you’re not nearly that crafty, put all your used seasons greetings to good use: recycle them. And it only takes an envelope and a few stamps, depending on how much love you’ve received lately.
Now through February 28, St. Jude’s Ranch is accepting greeting cards of all types for their Recycled Card Program. Kids, with the help of generous volunteers, make “green” holiday cards by removing the front and applying a new back made of recycled paper. The children are paid for their work while they learn the benefit of reusing.
Plus, you get to pat yourself on the back for recycling, and you don’t even have to separate the cards from your file stock.
Send via snail mail to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
You can also order cards from St. Jude’s at the bargain price of $8 for 10 cards. Not only for the holidays, folks. Pick up a green, charitable way to say, “Thank you!” for all those December goodies.
But hey, if you are that crafty, check out Jamie’s blog on Cleaning Up the Holiday Mess: Eco Style