Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Card Cleanup

I bet you are thinking of cleaning up all those Christmas decorations aren't you? Maybe not yet doing but at least thinking that it needs to be done. Where are those elves when you need em'?

I bet you have a Christmas card wall like mine. What do you do with all those cards? Don't throw them away!! Every year when I start taking down the Christmas decorations I'll cut the front of all the cards off and put them in a ziploc bag. I'll put them in the box of decorations and then I'll use them for gift labels next year.

Or what about all those great photo cards? You can't really use those for gift tags. Besides I've really enjoyed seeing some of those families we know grow through the years.
About five years ago we started putting all those photo cards in a scrapbook. The scrapbook comes out every December and goes back in the box of Christmas decorations. Seeing the photos once a year I tend to appreciate all those friends and their families a bit more.

What about you? What Christmas cleanup tips do you have to share?


  1. That's a great idea to scrapbook the photo cards. I'll have to do that.

  2. those are great ideas! I'll admit I've always thrown the regular cards away shortly after Christmas, but I like the gift tag idea. I cut the actual pictures out of the photo cards and hang them on my card wall (which is a cabinet door in the kitchen). I keep them up until it starts getting close to Thanksgiving and then I toss them to make way for the new ones.

  3. I recycle the picture side (not real photos) for present tags or craft projects the school needs them for. (That was a crappy sentence for an English teacher, but I'm too lazy to go back and fix it!)

    Great ideas!


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