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Ready to declutter greeting cards?

Now that the holidays are over, let's talk cards. I've had a lot of questions recently about holiday cards but this can apply to any cards you get.

First of all, I want to make it clear that it's okay to keep all of your cards. AND it's okay to get rid of all of your cards.

(You can also find a happy medium).

I know that's not exactly helpful. But the point is - you are not "bad" for holding onto them or for getting rid of them. There is no right or wrong here. The only important thing is to find out what works best for you.

So, yes, you can keep the cards (not like you need my permission). However, if you are holding onto every card from everyone and you have no room for more cards, maybe it's time to declutter the greeting and holiday cards.

Here are some questions to help you:

  • How often do you look at the cards? If it's never, then maybe you don't need to keep all of the cards. If it's once in a while, maybe declutter some and hold onto some.

  • Are there specific cards you want to keep (from specific people)? Some of my clients hold onto cards from specific friends because they like seeing pictures of their kids growing up etc.

  • What do you like about the cards or the card giver? Do they send great cards? Do they always have something thoughtful to say?

  • Do you have room for the cards?

  • Do you need to hold onto all of the cards? Is it possible to let go of some of the cards that aren't as special as the others?

  • If you have a hard time letting go: Do you feel you have to keep the cards? Do you think that if you let go of the cards, you would be bad or wrong or ungrateful?

I hope this helps you on your decluttering journey.

Did you find this helpful? Do you want more information on decluttering? I have a podcast and have a new episode every week. You can find it here: or just look up "Dear Loves Just Breathe" when you are on your favorite podcast app.

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