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Do you keep old cards?

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quietlysuggests Wed 10-Apr-13 10:10:08

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EntWife Wed 10-Apr-13 10:22:36

i have the same problem. watching with interest.

MinimalistMommi Wed 10-Apr-13 10:34:00

No don't keep cards shock
Yes you are just collecting rubbish!
No your kids won't have any interest!

PigletJohn Wed 10-Apr-13 11:21:27

you could keep a dozen or so in an album to look over when you are 88 and in a care home.

I do. I am a hoarder who married a hoarder, and we have spawned our own little hoarder.

If you can train yourself out of it now, please try. grin

Honestly, your children will have no interest - these things will not trigger any memories for them, they are just a pile of "stuff". You may or may not enjoy going through old stuff yourself because it triggers happy memories. If so, try to at least filter them so you don't keep everything as if it all had equal emotional value. So, keep a few carefully chosen ones, not all of them.

AdoraBell Wed 10-Apr-13 12:03:33

I do, but selectively. Cards from close family only and then not all of them. DCs won't be interested, if you're not keeping them for your own pleasure then you don't need them.

noisytoys Wed 10-Apr-13 12:25:23

No. Not even the ones the children make at school and nursery. There is just no space for them we already have 4 people living in a 1.5 bed flat

Sycamoretrees Wed 10-Apr-13 12:30:55

I do keep cards, but periodically look through them and if they make me smile I keep them, if they don't then they go in the recycling. It's memories that are important not the cards, but if the cards hold the memories it's worth keeping them.

moonbells Wed 10-Apr-13 13:20:27

I do, but the pile has got beyond a joke so I'm planning on running most of the general birthday/Christmas ones through my scanner! Same goes for DS's artwork. I always keep the last card I've received from relatives, in case it is really the last... (parents are both 81)

quietlysuggests Wed 10-Apr-13 14:06:04

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specialsubject Wed 10-Apr-13 17:05:19

into the recycling with most of them. Keep the odd one (e.g from a loved and deceased relative), the 'does it make you smile' test is a good one.

photo the rest and then recycle.

erowid Wed 10-Apr-13 17:25:31

Christmas cards can be used again. Just cut out the design and use as tags for your presents the following year.

Thank You and Get Well Soon cards can be used again too if your sender hasn't written on the back of the design page. Just cut off the half that has been written on and resend the picture postcard with your own well wishes.

I have maybe one or two special ones in a keepsake box but most end up being reused or recycled.

quietlysuggests Wed 10-Apr-13 21:37:05

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AdoraBell Thu 11-Apr-13 12:19:09

Ah, tastiest coffee, eh? That's a whole different threadwink

yennycute Fri 12-Apr-13 10:26:28

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echt Fri 12-Apr-13 12:33:25

God. I keep them, but only birthdays and more so having moved to Australia. Fewer cards year on year. And not because they're dead.

I'm not bitter. Not me. sad

HeavenlyYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 17:04:50

How about scanning or photographing them, not the same but would save space!

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