Upcycling Christmas Cards

Hey guys! Happy 2017. New year. Clean slate.

This is my first post of the year. I’ve been busy taking it easy and enjoying the season. I’m so sad to see the holidays go, but that’s what inspired this craft:

It may be a dying tradition in this digital age, but I still LOVE getting Christmas cards. I also can’t bear to part with them at the end of the year. The sparkles, the wintry scenes, the jolly characters. Each card is so warm and pretty… and someone took the time to write out a personal message, put a stamp on it, and send it in the mail. It’s a shame to just throw them away. As you might know, I’m all about reusing and recycling, so I decided a couple years back to start upcycling my Christmas cards. I save them in a special drawer and then turn them into gift tags the next year.

It’s so fun to pull out the old cards, reread them and give them new life on top of this year’s Christmas gifts. So, if you’re like me and you still have your Christmas cards laying around (or hung up)… here’s a fun and crafty way to be green.

1. SAVE OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS


2. CUT OUT SCENES FROM CHRISTMAS CARDS INTO CIRCLES, SQUARES AND RECTANGLES OF VARIOUS SIZES

3. WRITE OUT (TO: AND FROM:) LINES

4. USE TAPE TO ADHERE UPCYCLED GIFT TAGS ONTO CHRISTMAS PRESENTS