Birthday cards. Christmas cards. Halloween cards. Valentine’s Day Cards.
There seems to be a card for everything.
And with two kids, two birthday parties a year, plus a plethora of other card-worthy celebrations, they tend to pile up quickly.
Cards, of course, have a purpose. They are a medium to express thoughts, sentiments, feelings, etc.
But after the moment, what do you do with them?
There are cards that I will never part with: cards with meaning that may have special notes written in them or there may be some other important sentimental meaning attached to them.
But for the most part, the majority of the cards just sit there in a pile. I feel guilty throwing them because someone important took the time to select the card and give it to one of our family members. But I just can’t save all of them. Can’t happen. It’s like my kids’ art. I love all of their sweet scribbles and drawings, but I just can’t save everything.
There are a multitude of cute, craftsy ideas on Pinterest in regard to reusing greeting cards.
But I have a toddler, and I just want something easy.
So here’s what I have been doing with our old greeting cards.
I roughly cut out pictures or shapes from the cards and store them in a small container.
When are having one of those moments where I need an activity for the kids, I grab the container, glue, and paper, and turn it into an art project.
This little lady loves to practice her glue skills.
I like doing this because the setting up and cleaning up are easy, it allows for creativity, and it also gives purpose to all those old cards. 🙂