Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Idea of the Day: What to do with the holiday cards now that you are thinking about taking down the Xmas tree...

Send them to St. Jude's Hospital and help the children earn some college money! 
I received this email about the Greeting Card recycling program at St. Jude's.  Wish I have heard about it in the previous years...

"Friends & family,
     Before you toss out all those Christmas cards, read this....
     "Over 30 years ago, wishing to show our donors our appreciation for making St. Jude's Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived for turning the previous year's Christmas cards into 'new' cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted with their unique 'thank you,' they requested the children sell them the special cards. And so, the St Jude's Card Recycling Program was born.
     Today we have expended the program to include 'all occasion' greeting cards...just about anything that starts with a used greeting card front.
      People from all over the world send us their used card fronts. The children precision cut the card fronts and glue them to pre-printed card stock. The children receive 15 cents for each acceptable card made which is divided among their savings, a college fund, their cottage fund for special group outings, and to provide the kids with extra pocket money.
     The children can make special orders for any occasion. Our most popular requests are for angel and teddy bear cards. Custom orders with special printing, etc. are also available."
     Please send your used all occasion greeting cards (front page only) to:
          St. Jude's Ranch for Children
          100 St. Jude's Street
          Boulder City, NV  89005-1618 

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