(Closed) Did you do anything with your cards or just throw them out??

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: did you?

    I saved my cards and did this with them....

    I threw them out!

  • Post # 14
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

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    @LGenz: oh gosh!! Stitching would be a WAY better idea…but i would think you would have to hole punch them or something…and then what if the hole punch takes out some of the writing??

    Post # 15
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I bought a memory box for wedding-related stuff, so they’re in there with all my little souvenirs from the day.

    Post # 16
    7 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I used to never keep cards but had an experience not too long ago that made me change my mind. When I was moving in with my fiance, I went through all of the boxes of my stuff at my mom’s house. My mom gave me a box full of my cards that she had saved. They were cards that people had given to me after I was born and my first few birthdays.

    My father passed away when I was two years old so I never really knew him. While going through that box, I found a birthday card for me that he had signed. I didn’t have anything with his signature on it and actually had probably never even seen his signature before. I got incredibly emotional when I saw it and was so happy to have this unexpected keepsake.  

    I’m really glad my mom kept those cards for me, you never know how you might cherish something like that in the future.

    Post # 17
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I saved mine, but I have also saved every greeting card I have ever received (crazy lady alert).  I hope to do a wedding scrapbook someday, so I will probably put them in there, using photo-corners so that the cards can still be opened and read.

    Post # 18
    7338 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a box at home with ALL my cards and I mean ALL my cards from the time I was 4 years old. I’ve kept all my birthday, xmas, easter, valentines, any card that I would get is in this box. So I’m pretty sure I’ll end up keeping our cards but putting them in a nicer box.

    Post # 19
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I save cards. I have a box full of cards from the time I was 8 up until last year. My mom gets me a birthday card every year with sweet words in them. I know she won’t be around forever, so I will be happy to have something like that.

    I have cards from my 8th grade boyfriend’s mother! She got me a birthday card. I have thank you cards from weddings, Christmas cards, and  a card Mr. Tattoo got me just because.

    So I will probably have a special box for all of the wedding cards. I’m sure our children would love to read them one day.

    Post # 20
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My card box was an old overnight case that belonged to my grandmother. I decorated it with vintage travel stickers.

    After the wedding, I put all the cards and other wedding memorabilia in there and its its on a bookshelf in my living room.

    I have to tell you…when I was setting the bookshelf up (we just moved in) and I went to put the suitcase up there, I decided to open it and go through everything.

    It was so much fun!! And I totally got a little misty eyed. I’m so glad I saved all that stuff.

    Post # 21
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I sent mine off and had them made in to a book (I still need to take pictures and make a post about it)!

    I used a company in Australia called Cards for Keeps (http://www.cardsforkeeps.com.au/index.htm).  They sew them all together by hand and then bind them into a hardcover book.

    I don’t normally keep cards but I wanted to be able to look back at all of the well-wishes that people included in our shower/wedding cards.  Some people wrote some pretty extensive notes and I’m sentimental enough to want the ability to look back at them.

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