How to Recycle Old Holiday Cards
Re-Use Your Old Holiday Cards
It's so exciting watching the mailman deliver envelopes day after day during the holidays, full of warm wishes and family photos. Creating Christmas cards and holiday party invitation templates are the easiest way to spread holiday cheer. Full of thoughtful messages and merry photos, holiday cards should be treated like cherished mementos.
But what to do with all those photo cards at the end of the holiday season? Don't toss them! There are fun crafts you can do with holiday cards to reinvent them and create timeless treasures. A lot of thought and love went into the creation of them and turning them into holiday ornaments is a bonus!
We're going to show you how easy it is to up-cycle your family's holiday cards to create "new" holiday ornaments that will become a fun tradition year after year.
Up-cycling Holiday Cards
All you need are your old family holiday cards, washi tape, scissors, a hole puncher, and twine.
Cut your favorite parts of the holiday card out. Whether is a part of the overall design or just the photo section.
Add fun embellishments using washi tape, glitter, or stickers. Hole punch the top of your new ornament for the twine.
Tie a knot using your twine. We used baker's twine because it adds a little candy cane holiday style.
Play around with different holiday cards and create unique new ornaments! You can even re-gift these back to the families or use them as gift tags.