Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 37

Reuse/Recycle/Re-purpose your old Christmas cards!

I met my sisters this morning for an outing to our local market.  During the course of the morning the discussion of old Christmas cards came up. 
They were both telling me about re-purposing their old cards by cutting out interesting features, such as a snowman, tree, santa, angel, etc.  Using a hole punch to make a small opening in the “tag”, threading some pretty ribbon or twine through the opening and voilà… beautiful gift tags! 


I had forgotten, but our Mom always did this too, what a brilliant idea, she was way ahead of her time!!



  1. We learned from the best!!

  2. An additional benefit from this "re-purposing" is that while going through the cards, some from many years ago, I am given the chance to reflect on the lives of the "senders of good wishes". Many I still see frequently, others not as much, and some,unfortunately, are no longer with us. The memories, however, are all good, and will always be with me.

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