CardsDirect Collects, Recycles and Repurposes Unused Greeting Cards

PLANO, TX (January 9, 2009) – CardsDirect ( announces the continuation of the "CardsDirect Card Recycling and Reuse Program".  Launched in December 2007, CardsDirect, a leader in the online customized greeting card business recognized a need to help in recycling and repurposing unused cards.  Accepting cards that are no longer needed at the end of the season, CardsDirect sorts and sends them to organizations that can make use of them.  Wildly successful, the program continues to thrive and accepts any unused holiday cards, Christmas cards or any other types of bulk greeting cards.


The program originated from inquiries by non-profit organizations looking for card donations and from customers wondering what they could do with their unused cards.  In the interest of protecting the environment and in recycling, CardsDirect instituted the program that encourages repurposing those cards.  Business Holiday Cards and Christmas Cards are redistributed to organizations that can accept and use them.  Many benefit from unprinted cards that can be reused as is while others repurpose the fronts of the cards.


Cards can be contributed to the program throughout the year and CardsDirect has received bundles of Thank You Cards, Birthday Cards and Sympathy Cards along with those in many other categories.  To participate in the program, send all unused cards to:


                                                CardsDirect Recycling and Reuse Program

                                                12750 Merit Drive, Suite 900

                                                Dallas, TX 75251


All cards collected will be sorted and forwarded to non-profit groups that can use them.  Those cards that cannot be reused will be sent to a recycling facility.  For additional information, contact the CardsDirect customer service team at or by calling 866.700.5030.


"CardsDirect is pleased to be able to offer this service.  It is encouraging to see so many businesses and consumers interested in the program and in helping the environment.  The boxes and boxes of cards received are gratifying and we enjoy sending them on to those organizations that will appreciate and repurpose them," said Ward Mahowald, Founder & CEO.


To continue efforts to protect the environment, CardsDirect routinely adds new recycled greeting cards in many categories that are printed on recycled card stock.  CardsDirect remains a proud supporter of recycling and reuse efforts.

About CardsDirect Inc
Founded in 1998, CardsDirect Inc is a catalog and internet-based social expressions company headquartered in Plano, Texas that has grown into one of the most trusted online resources for custom imprinted card products.  Whether it is 25 cards or 25,000+ cards, CardsDirect gives all orders the personal attention deserved.  CardsDirect offers custom printed greeting cards for consumers and businesses including Christmas cards, holiday cards, photo cards, thank you cards, anniversary cards, birthday cards and assortment packs for all occasions. CardsDirect provides an easy ordering process, value pricing, and first class customer service for thousands of businesses including all 100 companies on the Fortune 100® list.  CardsDirect has been recognized eight years running as a distinguished dealer, winning numerous awards from industry leaders and manufacturers. The CardsDirect team is always striving to provide a positive, easy and enjoyable card buying experience.
















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