I find it hard to them out but most of them I do....have kept some of important milestones and family ones in the last few years...getting more nostalgic the older I get (in some ways however in other ways....I just can't remember LOL
All Birthday cards are kept and put in my kids memory boxes. I have kept quite a few of mine as well mainly milestone Birthdays like my 30th. I have kept all the love letters from my husband and drawings or special cards made by my children.
I used to keep everything but have just run out of room.... so now most go in the recycling once they have been taken off display. Some cards are really pretty, so I keep those as ornaments, some are very meaningful so I keep those in a special box.
After this move I am intending to have a big sort out of the letters and cards I kept from years back, see which ones I want to keep forever and which ones I shall sling! I love a good clearout :)
I generally just keep ones from close friends or family, and beautiful ones that have been made by the person who sent them. They've been made and sent with love, so I don't like to dispose of them. If I do choose to get rid of old letters and cards, I prefer to burn them rather than have them mould away in my garbage with the vegie scraps, though!
Keep them. I have a whole little cupboard where I have put cards I've recieved over the years. Special ones. One day I am very much looking forward into that little cupboard and remembering all those wishes and special moments tht now span many many years. I have lost one letter that my husband wrote to me whilst abroad working where he recounts the first time he met our daughter. I'm very sad to have lost that letter.
I had some beautiful cards from a scrapbooker that I recycled and re-gave to family.I pulled out the middle paper and glued in a new message or just put a sticker over her name and wrote my message in.
First of all I don't get a lot of post cards. The ones I get aren't really personal. They are mostly from my insurance company wishing me happy birthday. So its not really hard to get rid of them at all. However, if we were talking about deleting texts that is a whole different ball game. I still have text that are years old.
I keep them as I love to relive the wwonderful memories of the special loved ones who sent them to me! I also use the very special pictures on some of them for decoupage,and making into new card treasures for my loved ones.
i really like to keep everything which it remind me a good day because they help to memorize the good event in my live and don't forget even though i give alsiemer (forgetting disease) and i protect them again all treat even if it is a very small pieces of paper ,ticket or so on
With me it's not really 'keeping' them, as much as hoarding them perhaps. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to do anything with all of the cards I've put away in one of our cupboards, but I still put some of them in there. Some just get thrown out, and there's no reason why I do either thing ...
One day, perhaps I'll work out what I might do with them. Or just recycle them all...
It really depends on what they are and who sent them. If they're from someone I'm very close to or hand-made I'll almost always keep them. I try to avoid hoarding, though, so with many others I simply have to be ruthless.
Yes, I still have a couple of letters for a primary school friend that I still see. In '68 I went o/s for 5 months with my parents, & I have all my now husbands letters in an exercise book. I put all the pc's I sent him into a photo album, which we still have. I kept some Xmas cards from friends, & others I'm going to use in collages on cards. Pc's/letters from my parents when they were o/s I've kept, but I wouldn't be able to find them if I was asked too, but they'll turn up...1 day!