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    Greeting cards

    I have greeting and Christmas cards from the 40's to the 70's, does anyone collect these? If you know anyone who collects these or any suggestions on what I can do with them please pass the information on to me. Thank you,

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    so many things you can do with greeting cards..make small boxes
    cover wooden match boxes so they are molre decorative..puzzles for kids etc

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    Hey, what a treasure!! Recycle them! Make your own inside greeting & use the front for your front. That's what I do instead of buying.....
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    Make great scrapbook page decorations

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    I chose some which have places to cut a hole in the center. then I inset old photographs with a backing on them. The grandchildren love to look at them on the tree.

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    There used to be organizations that would take them, but don't know if there are any left that do that. One local church uses the front of cards to enclose in Christmas stockings for shut-ins.
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    Love old cards. They'd be great used to make into new cards. Make ornaments out of them. My mom would cut out designs from the fronts (in a circle shape) , punch holes all around it, and then crochet around them. I found a book with some old fashioned Christmas post cards printed in it. Not originals but they are pretty. Hoping to do something with them.

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    I have collected a few old ones. Love to scan them and send them

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    Well...you can make some money on the older 40-50s ones. If you look on ebay you will see they sometimes sell for a lot. You need to check the SOLD ones to see that.

    Also there are a lot of creative ways to reuse the..look on Pinterest or just google for ideas.

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    we made garland with some this yr. cut them into 1.5 circles then sewed them just like you picture garland. I was going to punch holes in 2 in circles and let the grands string them with yarn but they had no interest in that. so they handed em to me and I sewed and they helped hang em around the windows and on the small trees.
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    Check with your local historical society, they may be interested especially if any have a local connection. My daughter just sent a picture of one that dated to the 1890's. It was quite funny.
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    My bil & sil cut circles from them, laminated them with contac paper and made place mats out of them. They used a patterned backing from contac paper also. We have enjoyed these for over 20 years and they are still going strong.

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    I have lots of my mothers card which I could not bear to throw away(My Mum died 32 years ago) I have now started to recycle them to my children, writing in them as usual but telling them also this card belonged to their grandmother or great grandmother whose hands have actually held this card. They are thrilled and there are no strings attached they can throw them away if they wish - it means that I don't have to because I never could. But it is really interesting to see the styles of the day also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    I have collected a few old ones. Love to scan them and send them
    I think you have to be careful of infringement rights, just like patterns. Just saying ..........
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    Many charities can use the cards

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