A Quick Way to Update Your Address Book
The flurry of holiday greeting cards is upon us. Check the return addresses on each envelope received. If it’s a new address, cut out the return address label and glue it into your address book.
Save the postage stamps on the envelopes received in the mail too and give the children on your gift list a stamp-collecting album.
5 Ways to Repurpose & Get Crafty with Greeting Cards
Some greeting cards are just too beautiful to discard. Remove and save the front of the greeting cards received, and the printed text within the card.
1. Use greeting card covers as postcards.
2. Embellish gift packages with greeting card art. Cut desired art, place double stick tape on the back and tape on tins, and gift packages. (The red and gold tins pictured above are decorated with card art.)
3. Use as tree ornaments. Punch a hole at the top of the card, add a loop of ribbon, tie a knot at the top and hang on your Christmas tree.
4. Frame the lovely photographs or art from cards that compliment your décor.
5. Card art works great in scrapbooking and other creative craft projects. To use artwork from cards, cut around the shapes or designs you’d like to incorporate into future album pages. Cut out the words you want to keep too, and use in scrapbooking, collages and other craft projects!
Deborah Tukua, author and editor, Journey to Natural Living, http://journeytonatliv.com
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