Monday, December 29, 2008

What Do You Do With Your Christmas Cards?

While browsing around, I found this on BlissfullyDomestic's blog and thought it looked interesting to pass along. If you're like me, every year, you save the cards and then don't do anything with them.

St Jude's Ranch for Children is accepting used, all-occasion greeting cards from November 15, 2008 thru February 28, 2009. You can mail your donations to:

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

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 front. People from all over the world have sent us their used card fronts!

The children participate in making the new recycled cards by removing the front and attaching a new back made with recycled paper. The new card is a beautiful, “green” 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 temporarily suspended the Program while we redesigned the process to more efficiently manage the increased production from the increased volume.

To Purchase Cards:

Cards are sold in packets of 10 for $8.00 and are available in the following categories:

* General Christmas Cards
* Religious Christmas Cards
* Easter Cards
* Birthday Cards
* Thank You Cards
* All Occasion General Greeting Cards

Orders may be placed by any of the methods below:

* Email
* Phone 1-800-492-3562 or
* Send your request and donation to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
ATTN: Donor Office
P.O. Box 60100
Boulder City, NV 89006-0100


Permission to Mother said...

A friend of mine had her kids cut shapes out of the cards front to make homemade paper ornaments for the next years tree.

Mari said...

That's a great way to recycle your cards. Thanks for passing this on!