Sunday, December 27, 2009

Don't Throw Those Christmas Cards Away.......

Instead try one of these ideas:

*Send your holiday cards to St. Jude's Ranch, a nonprofit home for youths that collects old holiday cards for reuse. Either cut off the backs of the cards or leave them intact. Children at St. Jude's earn money by creating new holiday cards from the old. 
Mail to: St. Jude's Card Recycling, 100 St. Jude Street, P.O. Box 60100, Boulder City, NV 89006. 

 *Cut off the backs of old holiday cards that do not have writing behind the front and use them as postcards.

*Create your own card by cutting and pasting parts of old cards onto a new blank card. You can find packages of blank cards at most arts and crafts stores. 

 *Use old holiday cards as gift tags by cutting them into square or rectangular shapes and punching holes in the corners for string or ribbon.

*Make placemats out of holiday cards instead of buying new ones. Cut out pictures or shapes from the old cards, place them between two pieces of contact paper and press together.

I have cards saved over many years, I think I'm going to mail most of them and try making a few things with some of my favorites, I love the postcard idea.

I would love to hear what you do with your cards!


Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Thanks for the tip about St Jude's. I have every Christmas card mailed to us from 10 years ago that I can't throw away and don't really have a use for any more.

Laura said...

Hey Bon ~ we're actually collecting our Christmas cards at work to send in - local nursing homes also use them :-)