One busy consultant has discovered a second use for the wonderful invitations sent to guests. Lots of thought and emotion has gone into their selection, addressing and mailing. They set the tone for the couple's pending wedding. But the truth is, most guests don't save the invitations past the wedding date. It is sad to think of the majority of them ending up in the trash.
She encourages brides to think about a special design of the invitation that makes them useful by a charity that can repurpose them. If the invitation is designed with a gorgeous photograph or piece of art on the cover withno text on the back of that design, the invitation can be given new life as all-occasion greeting cards by the children at St. Jude's Ranch.
The children at St. Jude's Ranch raise money by transforming the cards. Include a small note in the invitation envelope encouraging guests to either send the invitation on to St. Jude's Ranch or urge guests to bring the invitation to the ceremony or reception where there will be a special box to receive them.
Enlist a friend or relative to be in charge of gathering the invitations (not the envelopes or other inserts) and after your wedding, putting them all into a flat rate postal box and mailing the box off to St. Jude's. If you like the idea, just remember that you'll need to think of the second use when you are creating the initial design.
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005