Some of you may know that we've been striving to become *greener* in our household. We still have a long way to go, but we made some major improvements in 2008 and we hope to do better yet in 2009.
Recently I found a great little idea for all of those Christmas cards that we send and receive. Now, I LOVE Christmas cards! (Strangely enough, addressing Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do in the holiday season.) And even though our budget was as tight this year as it's ever been, I couldn't not send out cards. I just shortened my list:)
Now that the holidays are over though, it's time to sort the cards we received. Each year I always have four piles: one for those special cards to keep, two for the pictures to go into my album, three for those that I can recreate into next Christmas' gift tags and four for those to toss.
Well, this year the first three piles were the same as usual, but the fourth was different. I found a great *green* idea on Katie's blog that I just had to do.
I knew that St. Jude's Hospital sold Christmas cards, but what I didn't realize is that the children at St. Jude's created those using recycled Christmas cards sent to them by others. How cool is that?! So this year my fourth pile will go to the children at St. Jude's instead of the trash.
Check out St. Jude's website to see how you can help, too!