Anonymous

Greeting cards

Hi! What do I do with all the greeting cards my child has received throughout the years?

  • Ashly
    Oct 23

    I got one of those rings that open(not sure what they are called) and hole punched all the cards(or ones I really wanted them to keep) and made a book out of them.

  • AdamAnt
    Oct 23

    We don’t have the room to keep all the cards, so we either scan them & save the image file to our computer, or take a photo with our phone. We do this for their artwork, too, when new artwork demands fridge or wall space.

  • JJ
    Oct 23

    Each of my kids each have a box full of all the cards they have received. In the box is a manilla envelope for each year. I still love going through and reading all of mine, especially if I’m having a particularly bad day.

  • Becky
    Oct 23

    I always threw them away growing up so has the rest of my family. Turns into junk that's just collected over the years

  • Maria
    Oct 23

    We keep ours in a box. Only the ones from family and really close friends. It’s nice to go back and reread them when you’re having a bad day.

  • Birdie
    Oct 23

    Throw them them away.

  • Ivy
    Oct 23

    I have a nice letter box for handwritten mail, a nice envelope style accordian folder for cards given to me, and a photo box I keep photo cards sent to us. For my kids, I plan on doing the same. I like to keep encouraging cards that are actually handwritten and personal. I throw out generic stuff

  • Ivy
    Oct 23

    An example of one box I have for photo cards sent to our family. I used to have a small folder, but cards have since gotten fancier, so this was easier

  • Lulu
    Oct 23

    Following! Glad I'm not the only one who throws these things away. Wish people would give books instead!

  • Valerie
    Oct 23

    They’ve served their purpose once they’ve been opened and read. I have yet to receive a greeting card with a message that was so sentimental and special that I’ve considered keeping it. “ you’re getting so big! Happy birthday” is the gist of 99% of the cards so they get recycled.

  • Cesar
    Oct 28

    Trash can