Tips to Declutter Holiday a Cards and Letters. (Day 1)
Happy New Year!
Yep, its that time of the year. Time to recycle, toss or keep, those beautiful Christmas cards. But why are they so hard to let go?We love to look back and allow them to spark memories within us, and yes while we can make room for few, keeping all the holiday cards we receive each year would just add to the pile to sort through in years to come. So I say, keep what you love now and toss, reuse or recycle the items that don’t spark any memories for you.
How to Let Go! – Tips cards to toss and what to keep!
- Does this card spark a happy memory… Does it have a special note? – KEEP IT!
- Does this card spark a negative memory? – TOSS IT!
- Has the card been signed with just a basic signature – TOSS IT!
- Don’t know who it’s from – TOSS IT!
What can you do with the cards you decide to KEEP?
Here are a few creative tips on how you can keep those special holiday cards and letters.
- Box It! – Purchase a cute box that will match the decor in your home and place those special cards inside. Keep it somewhere where you can access it and flip through when you want to spark those special memories.
- Scrapbook it! – Place the cards that spark happy memories into a creative scrapbook.
- Frame it! – Find a great frame that is just as special as the card going into it give it a great home in your space. If the message on the card inspires you, place it somewhere you can see it every morning.
- Digitize it! – Take a photo and store it on an external hard drive or USB stick. You can also check out a really great site called Keepy – https://keepy.me
Check out what this Facebook Group is saying about holiday cards.
- “Another idea is to take picture of the handwritten card and save it on a file or even better to the cloud.”
- “We got rid of a lot of wedding cards last year. We kept those with the best sentiments and those of very close family.”
- “I have limited myself to a small box that I keep special letters and cards.”
- “We slimmed down letters and cards we wrote to each other over the years…many of them said the same thing…probably still have too many. It takes time to whittle the sentimental things down.”