Day 21: 30 Day Challenge

Day 21: Old Christmas Cards

I know some of you are not going to be happy with me but, yes, I threw away (actually recycled) old Christmas cards. Yes, the ones that you painstakingly posed your family for a lovely photograph or glued your fingers together for a glitter fest that was beautiful. In December. Of last year. Or the year before.

day 21I love Christmas cards and think they are a wonderful way of staying in contact with friends and family and sharing annual updates. I savor the cards during the season and post them up in my house. They are a highlight of my Christmas decorating which means they come down just like the tree and the wreaths and ornaments.

You just can’t save everything.

Do you have a stash of old cards? Do you regularly keep them? Do you think I’m crazy for throwing out cards?

Happy organizing!

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  1. I do tend to hoard Christmas cards, especially the ones with family photos on them. I need to get rid of some of them!

    • I know it’s hard, Erin. Before you throw them out, make a list of everyone that sent you cards so you’re sure to include them for next year. Another suggestion I’ve heard is to take a picture of the picture and use that as that person’s photo id on your phone. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m not a hoarder of anything really, but I do love cards – Christmas, birthday, whatever the occasion. Instead of just tossing them, though, you could scan them and save them as a digital image to be used in scrapbooks or photo books, then toss. I make annual photo books, so one page could be a collage of all the Christmas cards we received that year. 🙂

    • That’s a great idea Kirsten! As long as you are enjoying them, that’s the key. I love the idea of an electronic image you can look at later and the collage is great to condense it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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