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Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 4:14 pm    Post subject: recycling Christmas cards  Reply with quote    

Any one know which charities are collecting them this year? I think I could leave them in a box in the Post Office last year or was it Boots?

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think Tesco stores are collecting them too.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think Smiths used to collect them too. Do they actually do anything more with them than recycle them, ie do they reuse them at all? Or is this something you could get your small people and their school involved in, nice little cottage industry, about time they started paying their way after all

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AFAIK they just get recycled, turning them into gift tags and composting the off-cuts is better. IMHO.

Fee



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
AFAIK they just get recycled, turning them into gift tags and composting the off-cuts is better. IMHO.


Was about to say the same thing meself

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you stop sending Christmas cards, people stop sending them to you (quite right too - if you can't make the effort to say merry Christmas to someone in person or by a letter you would write anyway, why bother?) So you can keep all your christmas cards from year to year and use them and bits of proper ribbon to decorate your dining room!

Any really nice ones, I cut up for tags, and the backs make great lists - they are bit more robust for fishing out of the bottom of your canvash bag when you go into town for bits and pieces!

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
your canvash bag


Canvash? Been polishing off the Chrishtmash liqueurs have we Mish Womble?

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cut them all in half and use the half with pictures on for psotcards for competitions. The rest of them can go on the compost heap.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 06 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sarah D wrote:
Cut them all in half and use the half with pictures on for psotcards for competitions.


what sort of competitions?

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 06 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The woodland trust are the people who organise the big christams card recycle. From the ethical christmas article

Recycle any Christmas & New Year cards you receive. The Woodland Trust in 2005 collected and recycled 58 million cards (1,150 tonnes of rubbish). Their target for January 2006 is 60 million. Individuals can take their cards to WHSmith, Tesco Extra and Tesco Superstores from 2nd 31st January.



Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 06 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
Sarah D wrote:
Cut them all in half and use the half with pictures on for psotcards for competitions.


what sort of competitions?


All the competitions that ask for your name and address on a postcard, sometimes with the answer to a question, sometimes just your details. I enter a lot of competitions, and have won some worthwhile prizes over the years.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 06 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanx for your help guys. Will take them to Smiths ( no reason to go to tescos at the moment)

2steps



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 06 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I cut ours up for next years gift tags and take any I don't use to school for them to use in craft projects

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