Quinn got this handmade invitation to a birthday party.
It is so cute that I don't want to get rid of it. But I know that keeping it is not a good solution. I could frame it and make it into art, but I don't have the wall space. It needs to be recycled.
I used to keep all kinds of greeting cards because I felt bad about recycling them. But unless they have sentimental value, they are just clutter. Now I keep them for a few days, look at them, show them to my kids, and try to squeeze full enjoyment out of them. Then I recycle them.
And I think that lets them serve their purpose without living in my house forever.