Asked on Feb 13, 2013

What can be done with used greeting cards?

Jeanne MorrisBarbieLizz Reese


Greeting card pictures are so pretty, it is a shame to discard them. I have many - some dating back to the 70s. I don't want a project; what about donating them to some organization?
8 answers
  • Carolyn Bostic
    on Feb 13, 2013

    I've heard of some children's hospitals accepting greeting cards for their art projects but can't remember which ones specifically. If I remember or find the answer from a friend, I'll come back here. What I do with greeting cards I love is save the fronts together then display one or more on tiny easel stands and switch out as seasons change or taste dictates.

  • We know artists that use them, maybe a school art teacher would like them!?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Feb 13, 2013

    sounds like some of them could be vintage cards and would be really cool for decoupage. You might could list them someway to let bloggers know you have them available. Those crafty bloggers can surely come up with some awesomely cool ideas. You might even be able to sell the vintage ones on etsy.

  • Pam
    on Feb 13, 2013

    St. Judes will take them....they take only the covers, no Amer. Greeting or Hallmark. They are reused in a card program. Address on the net.

  • Norrie Downey
    on Feb 13, 2013

    Scan them to use in internet/computer projects

  • Lizz Reese
    on Feb 13, 2013

    donate them to a local school I am certain they would find many uses for them

  • Barbie
    on Apr 26, 2016

    My former mother-in-law, use to make little boxes with christmas cards. I put them under a 12" table tree, they look presents.

  • Jeanne Morris
    on Apr 28, 2016

    When I was a Girl Scout leader, we used to send them to St. Jude's Children's Hospital -- the Activities person used to help the kids make various items with them. Whether they are still doing that, I don't know but you could inquire before sending them on. I can't find it right now, but I'm sure you can just Google for their address -- good luck!

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