10 Fun Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

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Each year in comes a flurry of Christmas cards from friends and family. I enjoy checking the mail to see happy surprises and well wishes for the new year. The problem? They come yearly! 

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I hate clutter, but I have a hard time throwing out these sweet momentos at the end of each holiday season. Instead I would store them in a box until next years came. I would dump out that box and then refill it with the new. Tedious right? This year we switched things up by deciding to recycle Christmas cards into ornaments for our tree. 

DIY Holiday Ornaments

These DIY Holiday ornaments were super easy to make. Using construction paper I drew templates free hand. Then it was just a matter of cutting, punching a hole and adding ribbon. I took it a step further by then pasting the construction paper templates to the back of the ornaments and pasting the message that was inside the card onto that. 

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This fun Deck the Halls garland only requires a few materials and an intermediate knowledge of crafting. 

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Martha Stewart

Sprucing up gift card holders and small boxes is a great way to repurpose Christmas cards. Use crafting scissors to create fun edges. 

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Zensible Mama

These bookmarks are fun and a great way to keep the cards from friends and family. 

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How cute and easy would it be to create these Monogrammed gift tags. 

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Autumn Rain Creations

These gift tags are super easy to create. I like that they added fun gem stone accessories. 

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Colleen Dietrich Designs

 You could never tell that this was an upcycled card. I think it’s gorgeous and love the gold. 

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Turning your holiday cards into ornaments is a great project to get the kids involved. 

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Good House Keeping

This looks complicated but with the helpful tips from Good House Keeping and the necessary supplies (only a handful) it’s surprisingly easy. 

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 Last but not least, this Holiday Wreath is the most time consuming project but isn’t it gorgeous? 



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