A quick project to prep for next Christmas

As you are taking down your Christmas decorations and dealing with the aftermath of all your festivities, here’s a tip to get you started on Christmas 2011:

Save this year’s greeting cards.  They will make great tags for your gifts next year.  You’ll save money and cut down on stuff going into landfills.  It doesn’t even take a Martha Stewart wannabee to do this.

Recycla is one of those people who does not have the scrapbooking gene, so she just cuts the backs off the cards and tapes or ties the fronts to gifts the next year. If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could cut the card fronts into different shapes.  Super easy, right?

If you don’t feel like dealing with this project right now, stick all the cards in an envelope or bag and store them with your Christmas wrapping paper until you need them.

Photo credit: Tim Noonan’s Flickr page.

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3 thoughts on “A quick project to prep for next Christmas

  1. I DO have the scrapbooking gene, so I love Christmas cards with photos of my friends or their kids. Those get recycled onto scrapbook pages.
    If a regular Christmas card (or any other greeting card I receive through the year) has any embellishment on it, I save it to use on other cards or scrapbook pages.

  2. A simple hole punch and a little ribbon are enough to turn a card into a gift tag. I enjoy cutting up the old cards with cool edging scissors, too. Simple pleasures!

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