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Posted By katy On December 30, 2009 @ 5:42 am In style | 3 Comments

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I know, I know, aren’t you done with the holidays already?  The food is eaten, the presents are bought, and all you have left to think about is who you plan to kiss on New Year’s Eve.

But maybe there are some of you out there who meant to send out holiday cards and haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Or maybe some of you are die-hard holiday card senders who want to stock up for next year while everything is on sale.

Me, I’m somewhere in between — I always buy them on sale, but sometimes it takes me a year or two to remember to send them out.  And if any of you have received Christmas cards from me that were slightly yellowed around the edges, well, I apologize for that.  Sometimes the whole process slips my mind for a year or two (whoops).

So today I wandered into a stationary store, thinking about buying some cards for next year.  Except, for whatever reason, the selection was pitiful — so pathetic that I didn’t buy a single one, I left the store empty-handed.  And I turned to my favorite place to find anything in the world I might need: the internet.

Where I found this fantastic site [1].  It’s called “Cards that Give,” and it links to over a hundred charities that sell Christmas and holiday cards — so that your money goes to something worthwhile, and not just to the profits of some chain store.  My personal favorites are the gorgeous pop-up cards from the Museum of Modern Art, pictured above — $1.50 each on sale!  But there are so many others for everyone’s tastes, from the American Cancer Society to the ASPCA to the Central Park Conservancy.  It’s an amazing thing when you can find a way to do good without changing anything you’re already doing, so I wanted to pass the site along to you all.

Now go back to thinking about your New Year’s outfit (or menu)!


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