Do you keep your Christmas cards? If so, what do you do with them?

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Former_MSE_Molly
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Hi everyone :j

This subject intrigues me, as there seems to be so many different views on it. So I'd like to know once and for all... what do we all do with our Christmas cards?!?

When they first arrive, my family has the tradition of displaying them linked together with staples in a chain down the stair banister. I always feel festive when I see them on display! Then after Christmas, my dad always boxes them up and pulls them out again the following year to make sure he doesn't miss anyone off our own Christmas card list - which is very dedicated if you ask me!

Are you a stickler for tradition? Or are you one of the many people now opting out of sending them altogether for environmental reasons?

I even know some people who just throw them away as soon as they open them :eek: But who here recycles theirs?

Maybe you give them a new life as present tags, like MSE Tine does each year!

Let us know below :T

- MSE Molly
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  • Katiehound
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    Due to Christmas card ban (on my side) I now only get 12-15 cards, not like the 50 or so in the past.
    I save the very nicest ones (I'm thinking printed from a painting by the sender or similar ) and they stay up for quite a while - never mind the rules of 12th night. This year I have a delightful Christmas Rose design- that will stay up! It might even end up being framed..

    Very standard cheapie cards might go in the recycling bin or they might join all the card backs to be used as reinforcements for my own card making!

    The fronts of 'tasteful'designs get saved for sending/ writing messages out of season.
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    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:23 Doggy duvets,30 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=164 £88.25 spent!!!
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    Have all the MSE bods been told to think of a Christmas question?
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
  • Pollycat
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    MSE_Molly wrote: »
    Hi everyone :j

    This subject intrigues me, as there seems to be so many different views on it. So I'd like to know once and for all... what do we all do with our Christmas cards?!?

    When they first arrive, my family has the tradition of displaying them linked together with staples in a chain down the stair banister. I always feel festive when I see them on display! Then after Christmas, my dad always boxes them up and pulls them out again the following year to make sure he doesn't miss anyone off our own Christmas card list - which is very dedicated if you ask me!

    Are you a stickler for tradition? Or are you one of the many people now opting out of sending them altogether for environmental reasons?

    I even know some people who just throw them away as soon as they open them :eek: But who here recycles theirs?

    Maybe you give them a new life as present tags, like MSE Tine does each year!

    Let us know below :T

    - MSE Molly
    Re the bit in bold:
    I just have a Christmas card list that I refer to each year.
    Not dedicated at all - just organised.


    I send less than 30 cards a year.


    As soon as New Year has come and gone, they're down and recycled.
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