Recycled Christmas Cards

9:17:00 AM

Happy New Year!!

Today's the day... taking down the Christmas decorations.

If you are like me you hate to throw away those beautiful 
Christmas cards you receive each year...

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Here's what I do and what I've done with my Christmas cards for 25 years now...

I recycle them into gift tags for next year.

The first thing I do is to cut the cards into tag shapes... 

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Depending on the size of the card and the picture on the front, you can get one tag or several small ones from each Christmas card.

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The size of the tag depends on the picture you want to display on the tags.

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Some Christmas cards have beautiful 3D designs you can feature when you cut around the shape for your tag. 

I punch a hole in the tag and add a length of baker's twine.

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And I'm set for gift tags for next Christmas!


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Repurposed & Relove in 2016

Happy New Year!




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9 comments

  1. Yep - I do this too! (altho I don't usually add string till I'm ready to use them). I do some other things with them too... Love, love the pretty graphics on Christmas cards. Well done!

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    1. Happy New Year Joyce! Using Birthday cards is a great idea too :)

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  2. LOVE This idea!!! I'm going to do this too!

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  3. Great idea, Susan! I have kept my Christmas cards with the thought of using them for tags for the following year, but I haven't prepared them as tags right away. I haven't taken my cards down yet, but I think I will make them into tags now so when I put my wrapping papers away until next year, the tags will be ready to use right away.

    Happy New Year! : )

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    1. Ready to use is the way to go! Happy New Year Kathy! :)

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  4. I have done this before. I usually wait til I need them though. Better to do it now! I use Christmas ribbon on them!

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  5. Altho have seen this excellent idea before it's always good to be reminded. We seem to get less and less cards as years go by. Think have saved some from previous years so will hunt them up to make tags with. Save on my ink cartridges. You did such good job cutting tags from cards, VEry pretty. Happy new Year

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