This was not a particularly arduous task today except from the pulling at the heartstrings aspect. I keep my stationery and special cards I have received over the years in that pretty hat box in the first photo. But it was overflowing so needed to be thinned out to blank cards and envelopes I may use one day and those special cards that truly meant something. Going through them brought back memories but I was also surprised at how many people I didn’t really remember and I am not sure why I kept their card in the first place. They were probably people I have worked with through the years and promptly forgotten once I had moved on. There were however some lovely cards with heartfelt messages from people I love and have kept those. I thought about scanning them but it wouldn’t be quite the same as their handwritten words.
I also seem to have accumulated piles of blank Christmas cards painted by talented teenagers that I bought to support Canteen (teenagers with cancer). However, I no longer send out Christmas cards and so they have accumulated over the years. Last Christmas, when they rang up I remembered to ask if I could just make a donation without buying the cards and happily they said yes. Meanwhile I have all these cards I will never use. Just as I am writing this, I realize that I have to throw them away and will do so right after pressing publish on this post.
Marie E. Ramsburg says
Oh my, now you really got me…I had went through my stash of fabric(quilter here) …felt so good. I even tackled that closet…and the blankets and sheets! But never even thoight of those containers of cards I have in there! Well here I go!?
It will be interesting to know if you remember everyone in there. Let me know how it goes.