Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas cards

Here's an idea that I love doing....

When you get ready to take down your Christmas cards - & this is a great idea to do if you work in a business where they normally just toss the Christmas cards - take them & recycle them... how?

What I like to do - if the picture is a beautiful picture on the front - cut off the front portion of the card - make sure the back side is blank. Then you can take a hole punch & put two holes at the top - thread some ribbon through & tie a pretty bow to it to add a little touch. You can trim the edges with some of those really neat shearing scissors made for scrapbooking.

Then with the blank side - you can write any sort of Christmas message..... then you can take these to a nursing home or a hospital next year & have nurses deliver them to patients - especially those that are not getting alot of visitors or have alot of family... it would be a nice surprise to lift up their Holidays.
If you work with kids in any way - this is a great idea to have them write on the back as well - let them pass on a fun message to a stranger! Let the kids even pick the ribbon & tie them... something to get kids involved as well!

I hate to throw away anything that can be recycled - & this is a great way to recycle some of the beautiful cards!!!!


  1. I Love this idea!! What a great way to brighten someone's day...I've been hearing about so many great ways to minister in nursing homes this Christmas, this is just another way to do that. Looks like your Christmas was a fun one. How do you like your new camera?? I've had 2 Sony cybershots and I have LOVED each of them...I laughed though because this time I want a bulky one, so I can take close-ups of Ava with a really good zoom! Do love that ability to put it in my purse though! You will love it! :)

  2. Love it!! So creative! Looks like I'll be busy tomorrow now :)

  3. beautiful idea. I'll try to remember it.

  4. What a GREAT idea!!! Do you have a pic of some you have done ~~ I'd love to see how they turn out with the ribbon and all.

    Have a Blessed evening,

  5. That's a lovely idea, I think I will do it this year.

  6. That's a lovely idea, I think I will do it this year.

  7. That's a lovely idea, I think I will do it this year.

  8. That's a lovely idea, I think I'll do it this year.

  9. Great suggestion! Thanks for sharing!

  10. That's a great idea!! I agree--I hate throwing Xmas cards out and I usualy save them all, which gets a little ridiculous! Thanks for the excellent tip!!


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