Recycle Greeting Cards
Every year I get tons of great cards. Whether they be birthday, Christmas, or invitations. Until recently I had no idea what to do with these great cards, short of throwing them away.
You can reuse greeting cards for many different purposes.
Most greeting cards, especially Christmas cards, have nice looking borders. Leave the card intact, but simply cut out the center. (Make sure you do so neatly.) Take a picture and put inside the card, then glue the edges down. You now have a festive picture and frame. (Note: If you really don't know what to do with it now, give it back to the person who gave it to you! Every Christmas season families send out pictures of themselves or their children. Simply stick those pictures in your new frame and give them back as gifts or with gifts.)
If you're anything like me you enjoy surveying the wonderful Christmas cards that people send you every year. However, I no longer have room to display them. So, I thought a little and came up with a way to reuse them and save money. Make them into postcards! (This only works if the message on the front is complete and makes sense and if the back of the front flap doesn't have writing. I was a little disappointed that some of my well-meaning family had written notes here, keeping me from making them into postcards!) Cut the card in half, along the fold line. Trim neatly. Taking a ruler, draw a line down the center from top to bottom. Address, write message and send! This works well with most any card, Christmas, Birthday, or otherwise.
Also, you will be surprised with the things you can do with cards. Turn them into gift tags! Cut out a cute or pretty part and write message on back. Punch hole with a hole puncher, thread ribbon through and you're ready to give!
So, take out all those cards that are collecting dust and get busy recycling them!