Holiday Recycling Ideas

Our recycled Christmas cards and holiday photo cards offer the perfect way to celebrate this festive season without making an impact on the environment. In addition to sending recycled Christmas cards, you can recycle the holiday cards you receive to double the eco-friendly fun.

While you’ll probably want to keep the Christmas photo cards you receive because of the special photographs included or holiday cards that contain a special letter or message, you might not choose to keep some of the cards you receive. There are a number of holiday recycling ideas with our holiday cards, including sending them to your local recycling center, but if you’d like to have a little fun with those cards first, consider the following ideas.

Decorate Your Tree – Holiday cards are beautiful and they feature images that look great on a Christmas tree. Cut out the images you like, punch a small hole at the very top, and thread an ornament hanger or a piece of string through for a fun Christmas tree ornament.

Gift Tags – You can also use those cut out images from holiday cards as gift tags for next year’s gifts. Just thread the hole with a piece of gift ribbon, write the recipient’s name on the back of the image, attach it to your gift, and you have a gorgeous Christmas gift tag.

Scrapbooking – If you’re a scrapbooker, you probably already know that images from Christmas cards are excellent for use in your Christmas scrapbook.

Jigsaw Puzzle – Just cut up those cards, put them in a pile, and make a game of seeing how long it takes to reassemble them.

Packing Confetti – Christmas cards and a document shredder or pair of scissors make for some excellent packing confetti. Shred the cards you don’t plan to keep and then pack the confetti in bags to use as packing material for shipping next year’s Christmas gifts.

Do you have any other ideas on how to recycle the holiday cards you receive this year? We’d love to hear about them!

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