I love Christmas, Sweet Friends! One of the things I love most about Christmas is catching up with friends and family. If you’re lucky, you can do that through Holiday Parties. If your friends are not near, sending Holiday Cards, gives an opportunity to catch up with those that live far away.
Recycling Christmas Cards!
There are, oh so, many ways to recycle old Christmas Cards. Today I’m going to show you some of my favorite ways to preserve Holiday Cards from years passed.
I’ve always been a fan of saving my holiday cards. What do you do, Sweet Friends?
In a filing cabinet in my office, I have a Christmas folder. In the folder is a tracking sheet. It lists all the previous years and who I sent cards and gifts to. It’s is a fun tracking sheet I’ve always enjoyed using.
Craft Ideas for Old Christmas Cards!
In the past I kept old “received” holiday cards in the filing cabinet. After awhile, it got a little difficult to keep the cards in the filing cabinet.
I kinda ran out of room. The cards were taking almost the whole drawer… LOL, sooooo, I came up with a new plan.
I took all the cards and for each year made a little book. Then I put all the books into a Christmas Box. During Christmas time, I pull out my box of previous years “received” Holiday Cards and reminiscence on friendships. It’s a memorable time!
I thought I’d share with you my simple idea on how I preserve old “received” Holiday Cards.
Preserving Old Holiday Cards!
Step one: Gather your supplies. You will need a tag to label your book with the appropriate year, a pen, a hole punch, and twine, ribbon or a ring to hold everything together and scissors.
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Step two: Take each card and punch a hole in the top left corner.
Step three: Use twine, ribbon or a ring to gather cards together.
Step four: Add your own Holiday Card and a tag with the year on it.
Step five: Store each Holiday book in a Christmas Box.
My Grandmother had another way of repurposing her old Holiday Cards. One day, I hope to make my own little baskets, trinket boxes, etc. out of holiday cards. For now, I just thought I’d show you what I get to enjoy including in my holiday decor.
Better Homes and Gardens writes a great article on how to Recycle Christmas Cards “Christmas Card Projects: Decorative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards” and you can check it out here. The Christmas Trees are my favorite. Are you surprised? Did you see my Yarn Trees?
What do you plan to do with your old Holiday Cards? Leave a comment and let me know.
Now go out there and create something.
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