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Repurposing Christmas Cards

on 1.2.2018 at 6:30pm

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Do you have a stack of Christmas cards that you don’t know what to do with? Or, maybe you have a ton of Christmas cards from years passed. Instead of tossing them or letting them pile up in the Christmas decorations box, get creative and put them to good use!

Here are some of the top ways you can repurpose your Christmas cards this year:

If you want to save them:

Get rings from the local office supply store or craft store or use ribbon to bind your cards into a book.  Hole punch each card in two places, we did our holes exactly 2.5 inches apart. Now you have turned them into their own little scrapbook.  I did this for the baby cards that were sent for each girl when they were born and some of the sweet cards we got when my husband and I were married.  You don’t have to save all of them, but now the special ones are all together and easy to flip through.

You can also go the low clutter method and scan the cards into the computer.  Put all the scanned images into a file together so you can find them in the future.

If you don’t want to save them:

Turn them into postcards or recipe cards.  As long as the inside cover of the card is still blank, you can cut the front of the card off and give it a new life!

Turn them into place-mats.  This can also be a great way to help your kids learn to pray for others, each night have them pray for someone on their place-mat that night.  Here are detailed instructions to get started.

Cut out images to make gift tags for future presents.

Use the card fronts as pretty scrapbook embellishments, or make bookmarks from them.

Donate them:

Yep, you can give your cards a new life and help out others.  Tons of groups around the country use greeting cards in craft projects. Find a local group or business in your area to send your Christmas cards!

Do you have something you love to do with cards rather than throwing them away??

    • Kevin Osborne

      I made puzzles out of them . rough cut and burned the edges and made little plaques that hung by a can tab …of course that was 40 yrs ago…lol

    • Southern Sarah

      I made a template of a star and another of a simple dove out of cardboard which I use as a guide to cut the pretty artwork on cards with an Xacto knife. I use a hole punch to put a hole on the cutout which I thread a ribbon through. I use these for gift tags on bags, which everyone has always ooohed and ahhhed about because they are so unique and FREE. I also take the most vibrant ones and use them as tree ornaments! We have 4 grandkids + another on the way. Every year we get their school Christmas photos. I use the old Christmas cards to make a unique mat for framing each kid’s photo. Again, people always comment! The company I’ve worked with for 20 years receives lots of cards at the holidays, too. I rescue them from the trash after the holidays and take them home for gift tags the next Christmas. I haven’t purchased gift tags in more than a decade!

    • Kathy

      I recycle my favorite cards by cutting them to fit my phone with a clear protective case. One of a kind phone cases!

    • Sc Jojo

      Cut the front without the signatures and use as a tag on a present next year.