I know that everyone buys cards and has left overs. It's nice to know you can put them to good use. But where?
A few years ago I found a great way to share these unused greeting cards by donating them to groups that send them to soldiers. It's such a simple idea and so meaningful. They use them to attach to gift baskets, in pen pal programs or just to send greetings and support to servicemen worldwide. That means that new unused greeting cards of many themes are often welcome. Many times these organizations have local groups will even pick the cards up or have a local drop off.
What about used greeting cards? Don't forget that St. Judes Greeting Card Program takes all of your used cards for any occasion and they create new ones!
Here is a list of soldier organizations worldwide:
Check with their website or call and see what their policy is.
- For children: color the American Flag and write your thoughts.
- For older children and adults: write letters about yourself, poetry, words of praise, words of wisdom, words of friendship.