For a little while we saw a significant drop off in Christmas cards. No doubt because of my own slackness when it comes to sending them. I love them. I love the idea of them. I just never seem to be organised enough to get them out before Christmas. Maybe I should start a tradition of New Years cards. Or mid-year cards. Or implement my 2016 Christmas plan.
When my son started school we started to get Christmas cards back into the house in large numbers. I enthusiastically displayed them, loved reading them and adored looking at them. But as I contemplate the Christmas clean up, I am wondering – what do we do them?
Here are 6 ideas on what to do with this year’s Christmas cards.
- Christmas Card Bunting
You could take this a step further and spell out Merry Christmas by adding letters to each flag. You could even use it to hang next years cards on.
Cut the same sized shapes out of the cards, hearts or stars for example. Sew them together to hang around next years tree.
- Gift Tags
Always a great way to recycle Christmas cards – turn them into gift tags for next year
- Christmas Ornaments
These star wreaths look beautiful made out of christmas cards, as do these baubles.
- Ribbon Sewing
Cut out an appropriate shape from your Christmas card and hole punch all around it. Get the kids to thread ribbon through. You could use as a gift tag, decoration or paste onto card for a Christmas card for next year.
- Snowglobe Card
How cute are these gorgeous snow globe cards? You could save your Christmas cards from this year to make a collage base for next year’s creation. I almost can’t wait for it to be Christmas again (okay, I really can).