Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Eventually, the holiday decorations have to come down. But before you toss your Christmas cards, consider getting one more use out of them. By reusing your religious Christmas cards as gift tags, you can subtly emphasize the true importance of the Christmas season.

All you need is a pair of scissors, although an X-Acto knife and straight edge can make the task go faster and fancier.

Trim motifs out of your Christmas cards to use as gift tags next year. You'll be hard pressed to find ones that don't have at least something that can be cropped for reuse. Many card companies print a miniature of the front image on the back flap- those make a nice size for small packages.

You can then punch a hole and thread the label on ribbon, or simply tape them to your gifts.

You can also send your Christmas cards to St Jude's Children Ranch, 100 St. Jude Street, P.O. Box 60100, Boulder City, NV 89006 for the children to use to make new holiday cards as a fundraiser.

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