Before you throw out the Christmas cards you’ve received, consider these simple ways to reuse them!
1) Make a “Wall-of-Fame” with the photos you’ve received.
I have a special bulletin board in my office where I hang the pictures I’ve received. Although it’s nothing fancy (I’m sure you crafty ladies could make something amazing!), it’s simple to do: Cut-out the photos and tack them in place. I enjoy seeing photos of family and friends and praying for them throughout the year. When Christmas rolls around next year, I’ll take down the old photos and replace them with new ones.
2) Save the cards to create simple crafts next December.
Search for recycled Christmas card crafts, and you can find a plethora of ideas for using the fronts of old cards. We made this Nativity ornament, and I’ve also seen ideas for gift tags, wreaths, magnets, and puzzles. Martha Stewart has a great photo gallery of ideas for recycling Christmas cards.
3) Create a “Stay-in-Touch” Basket
Place all the cards in a basket. Each week, you can pick a card and do something special for the chosen family or person. Send a handwritten note, make some cookies, call or visit, or pray for them. The ideas are limitless!
What do you do with your old Christmas cards?