What to do with your unused Christmas cards?
Dont' throw away your unused Christmas cards!
If you are like me, you buy a box of cards and there are a few unused cards when you are done sending out your seasons greetings. I really hate to throw them away but I also do not want to send the same cards next year. My husband had this brilliant idea that senior citizens could really use those cards. My mother-in-law is in assisted living. She wanted to send out cards so we bought her a small box of cards. She only used a few and we had all these leftovers. My husband remarked that it would be nice if all of those extra cards could be pooled and used by other seniors. Many senior citizens have limited income and cards are quite expensive. That is when the ideas for Grandmas Cards was born. We are encouraging people to hang on to their cards. Don't throw them away! We plan to have collection sites to pick up cards. After talking with a director of a senior living center, she became very excited about having this opportunity available to residents. We envisioned having card parties in November at several senior centers where residents could come and pick out their cards. It would also be a great service project for schools, churches , etc. to help with these card parties. Many residents need assistance in addressing their cards and volunteers could help them with that. It is so easy and a win/win for everyone. You get rid of your unwanted cards and seniors have access to free, brand new cards to send to their family and friends. So, save those cards!
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