Christmas cards are wonderful to receive during the Christmas season, but the joy doesn’t have to end there. Many Christmas cards are well adapted for use in crafts, and some cards may be so beautiful, they can be framed for use during the next year.
If you have kids with idle hands, one can allow them to cut up Christmas cards one doesn’t want to keep. Alternately, they can use the designs to decorate their own books, or throughout the year for various cut and paste projects. If you have no children, you might want to ask teachers at a nearby school if they would like Christmas cards for craftwork in the classroom.
Christmas cards from one season can be used to make thoughtful presents for next year. For example, a beautifully drawn angel or snowman can be cut carefully out and laminated. Put a small string through it and you have an ornament for next year’s tree.
Children may also delight in cutting out scenes and making bookmarks. Alternately, pictures can be cut out and used to decorate next year’s wrapping tissue or plain wrapping paper. Christmas cards depicting small scenes make excellent gift tags for the next year, as well.
People who like to make sure to send out Christmas cards to everyone who sent them a card this year should save the envelopes. Envelopes with return addresses can be used to for reference when mailing out next year’s cards. One can also use the envelopes sometime during the year to type up a list of recipients for the next year’s Christmas cards.
With a computer labeling program, the workload of sending out Christmas cards is reduced. Instead of handwriting each address, one can simply print out a batch of labels for next year’s cards. Computer labeling, free of typos, is often much easier for the post office to handle, assuring cards will reach their intended destination.