Getting Carded

It’s no wonder that December is the busiest month at the post office as thousands of holiday greeting cards are sent around the world. This year, save yours from a trip to the recycling bin and follow the second “R” of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

Here are just a few ideas of what you can do with all those Christmas cards.

  • Make them into gift tags for next year.
  • Cut off the backs off old holiday cards and use them as thank you cards or postcards next year.
  • Turn them into gift boxes. (Find directions here and here.)
  • Make them into ornaments.
  • Turn them into bookmarks.
  • Paste a smaller photo on the card to create a festive border. Frame the finished product to use as a holiday decoration, or turn it into an ornament.
  • Make a luminary.

Now matter what you do, think about easy or crafty ways to reuse your cards and make sure to recycle the scraps!

Posted in Living Green by Rhaya on January 4, 2009 | Permalink | 3 Comments

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