What is the proper etiquette for receiving and keeping cards? Whether birthday, Christmas, anniversary cards? My husband finds it really odd that I almost immediately throw away any card I receive. He thinks I should at least “hold on to it” for awhile. But I see no point in that; I am never going to look at it again. Is it improper etiquette to promptly throw away a card/letter when received? Should one hold onto a card for a certain period of time? 0409-13
Cards and letters are little postal gifts, a momentary sharing of good thoughts, wishes and intentions. Once you receive it, you are free to do with it as you please, just like every other gift received. I personally save all cards given to me, particularly thank you notes.