Recycling greeting cards 101

holiday-card-display_flickr_gingher_3142931820_fde55d5abb_edited Although the actual number of holiday cards that we received in the mail this year went down, we still got several. And I never know what to do with them. I hate to throw away picture cards, am too lazy to put them in our photo album, and really don’t want to put them up with our other decorations.

Then I found out about the Recycled Card Program at St. Jude’s Ranch for ChildrenSt. Jude’s Ranch is a non-profit youth home that provides counseling and help for troubled kids.

You simply mail any and all greeting cards to the ranch by February 28, 2009, and the kids at the ranch will make them into new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back made with recycled paper. The cards are sold in packets of 10 for $8.00.

The program began more than 30 years ago, and the ranch has received more than a million cards from all over the world.

If you have any cards you would like to donate, please mail them to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

The kids make general Christmas cards, religious Christmas cards, Easter cards, birthday cards, thank you cards and all occasion general greeting cards.

If you’d like to buy some of these environmentally-friendly cards, you can email, call 1-800-492-3562,  or mail your request to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, ATTN: Donor Office, P.O. Box 60100, Boulder City, NV 89006-0100.

What do you do with your old greeting cards?

Image by Flickr user Gingher used under a Creative Commons License.


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