Starting every early December, you begin to receive Christmas cards from family, friends and business associates. Some are beautiful, sentimental, some are comical and others are poignant. But what do you do when them when the season is over?
Instead of just throwing them away, consider one of these alternatives:
Some Christmas cards are so stunningly beautiful, or they have such a meaningful spiritual message, that they are worth keeping for annual use. A simple, inexpensive frame, in the right size, can make a card into a piece of artwork.
Cut them into gift tags!
Take a card and cut it with pinking shears (or other shaped cutters) and use them to give gifts the following Christmas. One card may be turned into 3 or 4 gift tags. Check out the cute ideas on www.thegoodstuffguide.com the pretty tags she made below.
Make Christmas ornaments!
Using a circular shape, trace around the portion of the photo you would like to keep an cut it out. Punch a hole at the top and add string.
Make a cute gift box!
I saw this idea on CraftyJournal.com. Cut cards into 5 squares of the same size and punch holes in all four corners. Then attach them with cute contrasting or matching ribbon and add tissue! What a sweet little box!
Make bookmarks for gifts!
Take some of the scenes and quotes you love the most and cut them out bookmark size. Add a tassle and you can use it all year long. Check out these blank bookmark templates you can use!