January 05, 2009

Recycle your Holiday cards...

This year, like every year, my husband and I are blessed to receive several Christmas cards in the mail. Loving thoughts from all of our family and friends fill our mailbox each year. It's one of my favorite parts of Christmas -  I love to get mail!  Being that I love all things paper and am an avid card saver, I hate to throw the cards away. They are so pretty! I always recycle them, but this year I looked into another way I could recycle them. I came across a fantastic charity that I had to share! I'm sending mine out tomorrow!

Send holiday cards to St. Jude's Ranch, a nonprofit home for youths that collects old holiday cards for reuse. Either cut off the backs of the cards or leave them intact. Children at St. Jude's earn money by creating new holiday cards from the old.  The children participate in making the new recycled cards by removing the front and attaching a new back made with recycled paper. The new card is a beautiful, “green” card made by the children and volunteers. The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of "going green".

To Donate Cards:

Cards may be donated by sending them to:

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005