(If this is the first Keep or Purge :: Trash or Treasure post that you have stumbled upon, you might want to check out my explanation of it here. Basically, I am sharing my real life struggles with deciding what to do with the STUFF in my life.)
Greeting cards. Cards for birthdays, holidays, wedding showers, baby showers….
I have a hard time throwing away something that someone else gave to me. Often these are bought and given without much thought, sometimes they have heartfelt, handwritten messages inside. Occasionally they will be handmade, like the one on top of the stack.
What do you do with them?
Kevin James has a bit about greeting cards:
I have to say my opinion of them is mostly like his “man’s” view of greeting cards as opposed to the “woman’s” view. I dunno. But I still find it hard to throw them away. I mean what is the proper length of time to keep one before you throw it away?
Once I saw a beautiful silver card rack on a blog. It was from Pottery Barn or something, but I couldn’t find any when I Googled it. There are specialty ones for Christmas, such as wire trees, wreaths, and curly wall displays. This blog has a post about displaying, recycling, and keeping a select few. Do you display them and then toss them?
What do you do?!!
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