We’ll all be thinking about Christmas cards soon enough. This afternoon while searching a local Hallmark store for a housewarming card I was hardly surprised to see holiday ornaments and the start of stocking stuffer overstock.
Soon the most organized among us will begin taking stock of last year’s holiday decorations, wrapping paper and cards to determine what we need to buy for holiday 2011. Each year some decorations may be retired or replaced by new ornaments, but what to do with old holiday cards?
For photo Christmas cards, why not save your favorite kid photos of years past and frame them? Many cards feature children in their best holiday attire and such photos can be beautifully mounted in holiday-themed frames and pulled out of the attic each year along with the garland. Smaller photos can easily be scanned and enlarged at any photo service center. Even better if you have saved photo Christmas cards from many years past; you can create a great display of past memories for your holiday guests to enjoy.
And for non-photo holiday cards, use patterned craft scissors to cut these cards into circles, stars or other holiday-inspired shapes. Punch a hole, attach gift ribbon, and write a personalized message on the back to create a homemade, recycled gift tag.