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Old 12-30-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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I used to give my Christmas cards to a senior center. They don't want them any more.

But, a couple of years ago a friend gave me a good idea. Tear off the front part of the used card. If it's blank, then use it when you make your to-do lists or grocery lists.

It's so fun and so pretty! I find it very cheerful.

Then recycle or whatever.

PS. I do this with birthday cards now too.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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lol- unused cards I keep- I've got plenty I don't need to buy any for next year- and I don't care if someone remembers what I sent them the year before

I actually keep any favorite christmas cards I have and hang them up I still have one from 12 years ago!

Anyone else surprised at the number of cards they got this year? Last year I got over 20- this year I got less than 10. I mean I don't send out cards to get cards- but I was like wow how sad
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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I keep the blank cards to use the next year. I've never saved the ones that were mailed to me but I have a relative that cuts out pictures and words from the cards she receives and then uses them to make homemade cards for the next year.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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I save the leftover xmas cards (unused) to send the next year too.
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I`m a bit sad with Christmas cards. I keep them till the next Christmas, so that, if anyone dies that year, I can keep their last Christmas card. Generally, the cards from the previous year go when I take out my decorations on 1 advent.
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I received a gift bag this Christmas with the most wonderful gift tag. I couldn't imagine where the giver got such a beautiful tag. Upon inspection, I realized that it was the front of a recycled Christmas card. The giver had punched a hole in it and tied it to the bag with beautiful ribbon. It was large enough for her to write the to and from (on the other side) plus a nice message - - - no squinting required! I am now saving mine for this!
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I received a gift bag this Christmas with the most wonderful gift tag. I couldn't imagine where the giver got such a beautiful tag. Upon inspection, I realized that it was the front of a recycled Christmas card. The giver had punched a hole in it and tied it to the bag with beautiful ribbon. It was large enough for her to write the to and from (on the other side) plus a nice message - - - no squinting required! I am now saving mine for this!
That is a really good idea. I'm not sure I could keep up with my used Christmas cards and remember why I kept them, but its still a good idea.

Ironically, I do keep and reuse my Christmas tags. I bought a set of {what else} Penguin tags at Target several years ago, and keep re-using them to family members, whom I gift to every year. I keep them in their original box with my Penguin gift bags.

Ultra-organized or insane? You be the judge.
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I`m a bit sad with Christmas cards. I keep them till the next Christmas, so that, if anyone dies that year, I can keep their last Christmas card. Generally, the cards from the previous year go when I take out my decorations on 1 advent.
You're not the only one who does that.


One crafty thing my grandmother used to do (she did this with birthday cards as well) was to cut them and make a collage, then laminate them and use them as placemats at Christmas time. The birthday ones she made from kids birthday cards and they would use them til they wore out.
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LitChick, what a cute idea!
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