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Subject: What to do with old Christmas Cards?
Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:54 AM ET
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I am taking down my Chrismtas decorations and are wondering if anyone has use for my old Christmas cards? 

Generally I would just toss them but I am trying to recycle more and more and was just wondering if anyone out there could use them?  I would be happy to send them to you (or wherever) and I can probably snag my mom's too. 

Happy New Year to all!

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 12:05 PM ET
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This year we let our cub scout pack cut up the pictures and make new cards for nursing home residents.

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 1:10 PM ET
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I have donated them to nursing homes in the past.  They use them for crafts.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 1:22 PM ET
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I cut them up and make name tags for next year.
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 2:27 PM ET
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I'm with Cindy, I use the fronts of old Christmas cards as enormous gift tags, since they are so pretty.  Often, in the "I wish" thread,  scout troop leaders and Sunday School teachers request old greeting cards, Christmas or otherwise, for craft purposes.

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 7:26 PM ET
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Me and my kids collect them and use them for crafts all year!

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 2:46 AM ET
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I usually cut them up and use pieces for next year's cards

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 11:25 AM ET
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If I like the front cover, I cut it out and scale it down to bookmark size.  Otherwise they become scratch paper or go into the recyling bag.

Subject: Recycled Christmas Cards
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 8:57 PM ET
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A friend from Germany, now living in USA made all the guys at the office homemade candies and placed each gift in a "handmade box" her recycled Christmas Cards. Pattern was simple, so I think I will try next year.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:54 PM ET
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you can make really pretty gift boxes.  search boxes from cards online and you will find several sites.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 6:29 AM ET
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I have french doors that lead from my dining room into my living room. I got picture corners for scrap booking and put all of my cards from my pen pals onto the windows. It turned out looking similar to the big screens with the picture frames in them.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 3:13 PM ET
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With my favorite cards (not just at Christmas), I cut out a 1" strip of the prettiest part for an instant bookmark.  I'll leave them by my desk, bed, favorite reading chair, etc so I always have one available.  I'll stick them in the front of books waiting to be read, even magazines to mark a recipe or article.  Also,  I've cut out a favorite verse from cards and used them in those multi pics frames/ the appropriate verse in one frame with 2 or 3 pictures makes a nice photo montage.


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Subject: Old Greeting Cards...
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 5:26 AM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2009
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I would deeply appreciate any greeting cards you are ready to toss out.I like to cut them up and make collages or artist trading cards.If you have any please let me know so we can work out the shipping details.Thank You!!!