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Friday, December 11, 2009

Recycled Cards...

What do you do with your Christmas cards after the holidays? Do you keep them, make something out of them, throw them away? Here is something else you can do with them, donate them to St. Jude's Ranch!! I just recently found out about this program, and all our cards will be going there after the holidays.

Over thirty years ago, wishing to show 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 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 front. People from all over the world have sent their used card fronts!
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".
St. Jude's will be accepting used, all-occasion cards from November 15th 2009 until February 28th, 2010.
You may donate your cards by sending them to:

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Recycled card program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

To purchase cards:
Cards are sold in packages of 10 for $10.00 and are available in several categories.

Just wanted to pass this on...

1 comment:

  1. That's such a nice idea! I usually save mine for a year or so and then toss them. Thanks for the info!