I have lots of XMAS cards, not used, What can I do with them?

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Hate to throw them out

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 01, 2018
    Donate them to any elementary school, especially those located in less advantaged areas. Teachers are always looking for inexpensive (or even better- free) materials for arts and crafts. If you are unable to deliver them yourself, then place an ad on Craigslist or Kijiji, under Crafts materials or Items Free.

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      thanks for suggestion. already took them to senior center. you are right, the elementary school right near me could of used them. my daughter is a school teacher, buys lots of materials from her paycheck. how could i have forgotten that. the next time i will remember that.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 01, 2018
    donate to hospital volunteers or nursing homes.

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      thanks for suggestions. already took to senior center.


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 01, 2018
    just save them,you never know who u forgot

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      hi Janet...too many to save. i send cards to the same people each year and sometimes an extra few,but,had to many for that. they were donated to senior center.

  • Patti Patti on Jan 01, 2018
    take to senior living center or community center.

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    • Patti Patti on Jan 02, 2018
      head start & such programs can always use project materials.

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      hi Elizabeth, thanks for the greeting card site. i went on it,the only one i liked was the christmas tree made with cards. maybe next year i will try that one. its a very good site.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 01, 2018
    save them for next year

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      thanks,just too too many cards. too many years of keeping them,time to let go. taking them to senior center for their crafts. thanks for answering.

  • FL FL on Jan 01, 2018
    if the cards are not used, you can save them for next year, sell them on ebay, donate them to charity for resale, give them to a friend or donate them to a church.

    • Lee Lee on Jan 02, 2018
      thanks for the suggestions. already took them to senior center this morning. they were grateful as they do senior crafts/

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 01, 2018
    Contact the activity director at a nursing home and offer them.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 01, 2018
    Take them to a convelescant home, and they will show the folks how to make a basket from these cards. NEVER throw away these lovely cards. They will be placed in a lovely order, and colors, to brighten up the basket, and for others to enjoy as well. Blessings, J.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Jan 02, 2018
    Maybe you can make gift tags out of a few of them. Cut them into 2 inch by 3 inch. For next year..?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 03, 2018
    Yes, many people don't realize that more often than not, teachers make purchases out of their own pockets, as there is insufficient or non-existent budgets in schools for even basic classroom resources.

  • Tro32304177 Tro32304177 on Jan 03, 2018
    diy them hope u enjoy

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 03, 2018
    Unused / new cards. Save for another year? Donate to shelters where they cannot purchase cards. Donate to a thrift shop to sell. State mental hospitals / VA hospitals / long term care facilities can use them for patients to send next year to their families.