What do you do with all the Christmas cards you get in the mail? Do you drop them into recycling? Save the photo ones for posterity? Well, for 3 years now (maybe more) I've been saving my cards and using them the following year for gift tags. I took some pictures the other day of the cards from last year that I've been saving right in with my wrapping paper.
I just cut the cute little snow bird out of the card and it's the PERFECT gift tag!
A lot of the cards have lots of space with no writing, but sparkly little decorations that are perfect for tags.
You'll end up with some big tags, some little ones, and some you can even keep the sentiment.
I'm thinking it would be even cuter to cut some shapes out with a scrapbooking punch (scalloped?) or you could use a hole punch and attach the tags to the gifts with ribbon, or you could even run these small tags through a sticker maker and turn them into sticky tags!
I probably won't even need to buy tags this year. Which is great because I'm attempting to really reduce the amount of packaging all together this Christmas....and I have a nice little stash of random boxes and containers that I've been saving all year for such an endeavor! More on that later.
So there you have a little idea for re-using a little before you recycle!