cards for st. judes

December 27, 2010

Surely, the Monday after Christmas has to be one of the most depressing days of the year. All the holiday magic gone, brother left for the airport early this AM, and I've spent time consoling myself that New Years,  and my 22nd, are quick on their way.

But I got a note, this weekend, about what you can do with some of your holiday blues. Or, more accurately, all the cards sitting around your house that well meaning relatives and people you haven't seen for ages sent to make you feel guilty that your cards won't get out until valentine's day (or is that just my family?).

St. Jude's Ranch for Children has started a recycling program to help kids learn entrepreneurship skills by making the old cards new again. (The Ranch is a place for abused, abandoned and neglected children.)

They teach the children to make the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The new cards are then sold and children receive payment for their work.
According to their website, "The benefits are two-fold: customers receive 'green' holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of 'going green.'"

Card Donating Tips:
  • All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used.
    Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.) We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.
  • 5" x 7" size or smaller is preferred.
  • Mail donations to :
    St. Jude's Ranch for Children
    Recycled Card Program
    100 St. Jude's Street
    Boulder City, NV 89005