Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card


Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/18


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “card.” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!


Our intrepid hostess, Linda, has given us the prompt word ‘card’ for SOCS. Thanks, Linda!


This looks like a pretty easy subject to write about, doesn’t it? There are all kinds of cards and meanings of the word, and other words that has the letters c a r d  in some form of a different word.

That’s where it gets hard. There are too many choices, and ways to go with this. I’m no good at making a decision about anything, so ever since I saw the prompt, I’ve been thinking card – card – card – card what?

I’ve played some card games like spades, bridge, hearts, poker, crazy eights, rummy, and lots of others. Those are fun, but you need someone else playing along, too.

Then, I’ve got cards in my bill fold for all kinds of things…medical, credit, gift cards, licenses, I D cards, and who knows what else.

I used to make my own greeting cards to send to people, like for birthdays and holidays. I’d paint a picture on the front of some card stock paper, then write something on the inside. Those were fun to do.

One of the best (and some people who won’t be named) think it was the worst things I ever got was this… I found and bought 12 huge scrapbooks at a yard sale…one dollar each…they were filled with cards. Mostly they were Christmas cards sent to the scrap book maker, over the years, starting from the 1940s on up until the 90s, I think. So – many – cards! There were also photos, and newsletters. I still have them all, and look at them from time to time.

It is interesting to see how the cards changed from the early days, on up to more modern times. The older ones were very cute, with cute poems or greetings, and nice little pictures. The more modern ones, were pretty, but just more generic in style…no personality to them at all.

Here’s a photo of just one…the outside cover of the scrap book shows some cut outs from cards, and then a couple of pages that were inside.

I’ve saved all of the cards I’ve received all my life, and have put them in scrap books, too. There are cards of mine that my mom saved from when I was a baby, cards for every holiday, invitation cards, and birthday, too. All of them are in my many scrap books. I still save all the cards I get.

I like sending cards to people, too. Do you send many cards? Do you save all you get, or throw them out?


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS



17 responses »

  1. I make my own cards – off and on, depending on the mood. Sometimes I use photos I’ve taken, sometimes I scan in a painting and print it out on cardstock. Often I send digital cards from Jacquie Lawson. My first thought with this prompt was “deal with the cards you were dealt”.

    • Deal with the cards you were dealt…yes, that’s a good way to think about cards.
      Making cards is fun to do. I don’t do that as often as I once did, but it I’m needing one, and can’t go buy one, I’ll whip up something cute to send. Thanks, Carol!

    • Thanks, Janet!
      It’s interesting to see all the old cards, and what people would write in them. This lady that made the scrapbooks was really diligent about keeping them and putting dates, and who they were from and all that. These books are huge, too. Nothing like you’d find in today’s scrap book market. I’d say each one weighs at least 5 to 10 pounds.

  2. I love that you purchased the scrapbooks of cards. While I’ve never done that, I do buy old yearbooks when I come across them for a dirt cheap price. I especially like when I can find a few from the same person. I know that there are stories in those yearbooks just dying to be told! 🙂

  3. I save my favorite Christmas cards in a box with thoughts of using them to make new cards but I often hang them up for decoration. Now I’m saving my favorites from the unused Christmas cards Ive inherited from my parents and donating others. They sent cards constantly so there are many boxes. I guess I’m still in the Christmas card business. Thanks for sharing some of your interesting collection!

    • I don’t send as many or even get many as we used to. I still do birthday & Christmas cards though. Some have gotten really expensive, too! My problem is I’ll stand there reading a bunch, and not finding what I want, and the ones that are supposed to be funny, are just not to me.

    • Thanks, Joey!
      I’ll tell you, that day I got them at the yard sale, there were the 12 huge scrapbooks, and we had 5 people in a small car, with all the other stuff we’d bought that day. Barely fit it all in, but I wasn’t going to not get them. 🙂

  4. In this age of Facebook reminding us of birthdays, I must admit I’ve got so much worse at sending cards to people. And I do tend to recycle them unless they are handmade, or have a particularly thoughtful message in – much to my children’s disgust as they want to hoard every card they receive! When you come across old cards it is really interesting to see how fashions and designs have changed though.

    • I love actual letters and cards, which we don’t see nearly as much of as years ago. I don’t know why I save them, but I just like them so much. I have all kinds of cards, valentines, baby announcements, and more, even from my parents and grandparents days that were sent to them. The older they are, the artwork, and sentiments inside were so much better.

    • I like saving them, but you’re right that there gets to be too many to know what to do with after so many years. And do I ever go back to look at them? Not really. 🙂

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