[quote=puzzleannie]I get oceans of them from MIL and other aunts who save them (they contribute to every Catholic organization that ask for money, and get tons of free stuff they send to me)
I use the holy cards, medals, pins, crosses and other goodies for gifts for CCD kids for memory drills, or other little games we use to evaluate their learning (we don’t like written tests that seem too much like school be cause testing is a major stress factor in Texas schools).
I also collect baskets of these kinds of things for those who visit the sick in hospitals and who do prison ministry. those going to prison can use holy cards, but nothing metal, nothing with a chain or pin, we make knot rosary bracelets for them (longer rosaries are forbidden maybe somebody tried to hang themselves once).
also use holy cards to mark places in Shorter Christian Prayer for vespers services so people can find hymn, Sunday antiphons quicker.
My husband has all kinds of Holy cards that he keeps in a little wooden box. He reads the back of one each morning and asks for their intercession. We also use them as bookmarks.