Day 88 Greeting Card Stockpile

As I have mentioned before I do a bit of paper-craft.  For one reason or another over time I have accumulated a stockpile of handmade and shop bought greeting cards which take up valuable space in my craft area, an area that I really do need to downsize in.

With fear of continuing my scrooge reputation that I established in my Day 86 blog I am now going to tell you how I intend to minimise this greeting cards situation.

  1. First of all I am not going to buy any new cards no matter what.
  2. If I don’t have an appropriate card for the situation I will adapt a card I already have.
  3. I will try to remember to send everyone on my birthday calendar a card this year (Quite often I forget).
  4. I have a card organizer that I will set the cards up in  so I am less likely to forget.

I am quite confident in the fact that the people I care about will be happy just to get a card and that I don’t need to go out looking for “just the perfect” card  in order for them to be pleased to hear from me.

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Just curious…how did you adapt the cards you already had? Or were they all unused cards?

    I used to take a few minutes after Christmas, go quickly through cards received, cut out any picture I liked, punch a hole in it and use them for to/from labels the next year. I loved doing that.

    • One time I used the same b’day card to hubby 3 years in a row. He never noticed. I think I’ll retire it this year though.

    • Good question Deanna, that was a long time ago so I don’t really remember. I guess I probably covered wording up on the outside to change wedding to anniversary, thank you to birthday etc and removed the original and put a new sentiment inside to match the front.

      I once put a new insert into the Christmas card my mother-in-law sent one year and gave it back to her the following year. It was a joke that we both enjoyed because she had handmade the card so knew perfectly well it was a regifted card.