Sunday, December 26, 2010

12 Days of GREEN! Day 12: Reuse Holiday Cards

Day 12: Reuse the Holiday Cards!

Instead of throwing away all the paper holiday cards you received this year, reuse them to make gift tags for next year's gifts!  Cut the card cover or any portion of the decorative graphics into the shape of a gift tag (any size, shape is good) - punch a hole in one end and thread some used ribbon or string through the hole.  Check out this site for more instructions and slide show: (Thanks, Inhabitots!)

Here is another idea for reusing holiday cards and ribbon to make decorations for next year (Thanks!):

And if you just want to get rid of your cards here's another idea: Donate them to St. Jude's Card Recycling Program:

You send your greeting cards (for any holiday) to St. Jude's and they turn the covers into new cards available for purchase!  Just make sure there is no writing on the cover (they can only use the cover) and they cannot use cards made by Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.  5" x 7" size or smaller is preferred.

You can mail your donations to: St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

(Thanks, Green Kids!

Got any other ideas?  List them in the comments section below.
Thanks and hope you enjoyed the 12 Days of GREEN!!


  1. Stopping by to say hi from the blog hop!! These are some great ideas to reuse cards!!

  2. I am doing a little blog hoppin' tonight & wanted to stop & say hi!

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  3. love the reuse idea for the holiday cards! I am definitely going to try and do something useful with mine this year!

    Stopping by while Blog hopping - new follower!
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  4. Hi there! following along from Meet Me Monday! Love your blog! Hope you can follow back when you get a chance!


  5. Great post! I usually like to make mine into gift cards too but I like the St.Jude's recycling program :)

  6. Hi there!
    One of my contributors on my network blog, Living Well Moms, wrote a post about recycling holiday cards on Friday. There are so many neat things that can be done with them..

    I'm glad I found your blog through mingle Monday blog hop. I am following so that I can come back and heck out more of your great blog.


  7. Hi!
    I'm already a follower, and wanted to stop by & wish you happy holidays!

    P.S. I'm hosting my first blog hop, and the linky is now open. Head on over and link up to gain some new followers!

    Frugal Invitation

  8. Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy - I am following you back and love your tips!


  9. Following back from the blog hop. Love this idea though, we just took our cards down, this is way better than the trash can! ;)

  10. I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Your blog looks like one I will like! I posted something about reusing cards too!

  11. Following from Baby bottom line:) Love your blog and I hope to see you around ThreeBoys sometime soon.
    Happy New Year:)

  12. Hi there just wanted to tell you that I have tagged you in my blog for the Stylish Blogger Award (posting soon). Head on over today & claim it! I also reffered to you in my post about reusing holiday cards!


  13. Hello,
    When I design custom invitations, I offer to design custom postage for my clients to complete the look of their invitation package. The party starts when the guests open their invitations, so setting the tone of the party with the invitation is important. But even before the envelope is opened, the first impression the guest has of the invitation is what’s on the outside.


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