A Way To Put Your Christmas Cards To Good Use

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I have a friend who runs the Children's Development Center in Massachusetts.

Carol is a very caring and giving woman.



Every year she recycles Christmas cards, using the front of each card to make new holiday cards for nursing home residents.

Not only is this a nice gesture for the recipients of the cards, it's a wonderful activity for the children at Carol's center.

A fun craft for the kids but, more importantly, it's a great lesson in giving to others.




If you have Christmas cards you plan to toss away this year,

I ask you to please consider sending them to Carol.


Carol Measor

Children's Development Center

473 South Street West  #1

Raynham, MA  02767




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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                                      Thank you, Sharon. 

Dec 28, 2019 06:30 PM #12
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sharon,  This really is a great way to reuse the wonderful cards we received each year.  My wife is involved in a similar program through our church.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 28, 2019 06:50 PM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy Streib  Thank you for sharing the post. I hope some Rainers send their cards to Carol.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Hopefully she gets lots of cards to use for next year.

Bob Crane  Glad to hear others are putting the holiday cards to good use!

Dec 28, 2019 08:56 PM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon - I don't know how but I missed this post but thanks to Kathy Streib it is not a "discard".  My Christmas card exchanging days have been over for a while but your suggestion is a nice one to keep in mind for those who may have some to share.  

Dec 29, 2019 04:23 AM #15
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon. What a wonderful idea, creative and lovely too. What a smart lady.

Dec 29, 2019 05:56 AM #16
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is awesome, I love hearing about stuff like this and the kind things that people do for others!

Dec 29, 2019 06:26 AM #17
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I love this!  I shared it on Twitter and my Facebook page.  Thank you for sharing it with us.  

Dec 29, 2019 09:06 AM #18
Cindy Bernstein
Aim 4 Order LLC - Pikesville, MD
Downsizing & Home Organizing Services in Baltimore

THANK YOU Sharon Tara !!! I work with many, many folks who would part with their accumulated Christmas cards a lot for freely, knowing that they will be reused to benefit others. Thanks so much for sharing.

Dec 29, 2019 01:40 PM #19
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a great idea, Sharon. Carol is a very giving person!!

We often save our cards and have made Gift Tags from them.


Dec 29, 2019 06:16 PM #20
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sharon wow now this adds a new meaning to re-gifting, love the idea and love the fact that it is in Massachusetts as you know I am partial:)Endre

Dec 29, 2019 08:14 PM #21
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Michael Jacobs  My Christmas card days are pretty much over too. The few I received this year were photo cards.

Sheila Anderson  She has a big heart and knows how to use it!

Brian England  Me too. Always nice to hear positive things about people!


Dec 30, 2019 07:44 AM #22
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Raymond Henson  Thank you so much for sharing! I know Carol will really appreciate it! I hope she gets a ton of cards this year!

Cindy Bernstein  I hope all this extra attention means Carol receives more cards this year!

Jeff Dowler, CRS  That is what I usually do...save the front of the card to use for gift tags. Unfortunately, I just don't receive as many as I used to. I stopped sending them except to immediate family.

Endre Barath, Jr.  LOL...yes she is one of your people. 

Dec 30, 2019 07:51 AM #23
Carol Ann Measor

Sharon Thank you for posting this. You are wonderful.

Dec 30, 2019 08:00 AM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Carol:  I hope you get lots of cards this year! It's wonderful what you are doing with them! 

Dec 30, 2019 12:09 PM #25
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Sharon!

This is great information to know that can help many people. Recently, I was thinking about my mom and something she cherished that she always kept on top of her dresser. It was jewelry box made out of old Christmas Post Cards. They were stitched together with red threads into an odd octagon shape. It was really cool. Each card was cut and put into something that I can't remember but it was hand stitched to form a circular box with a lid. My mom kept a few pieces of old jewelry inside the handmade box. I regret now that I never asked her to explain or tell me more about it. She grew up during the Great Depression and passed away many years ago. 

Memories can last. I think Carol at the Children's Center is doing good work. Just think, memories are being passed down like a random act of kindness.  

Dec 30, 2019 01:50 PM #26
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

You got it! I'm going to send some to Carol. Great idea!

Dec 30, 2019 03:12 PM #27
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift of kindness that we can recycle knowing that it's going to a great cause Sharon Tara 


Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2019 05:49 AM #28
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  I assume you don't have the box? How wonderful if you did. It's a great memory. I agree with you on the random acts of kindness. What a great way to put it!

Kat Palmiotti  YEEEAAHH! Thank you!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  Sounds like Carol is going to get some cards! That makes me happy!

Jan 01, 2020 06:55 AM #29
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sharon Tara hi Sharon... a stack of Christmas cards are going in today's mail to your friend, Carol. I'm delighted they can be put to good use and not just go into recycling.

Jan 13, 2020 05:59 AM #30
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nina Hollander  That is awesome!!! Thank you so much. I'm sure she will be very happy to receive them.

Jan 13, 2020 06:56 AM #31
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