Art/Craft for Children, Christmas, crafts, Traditions

Christmas Gift Tags

Way back in the 1980’s my Mam decided to make good use of her Christmas cards. They’re such a lovely thing to receive, in particular when they arrive from folk you may only be in touch with at that time of year so it’s such a shame to just toss them into the recycling bin as soon as Christmas is over.

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So what did she do with them? This!

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She got out her pinking shears and transformed the cards into gift tags for the presents she would be gifting the following year.

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I now do the same. Does anybody else do this or what other uses, if any, do you have for your Christmas Cards?

 

7 Comments

  1. Yes! I have done this since I was a girl. My Grandma always used to make tags from her Christmas cards and I used to go round and help. It has become a tradition for me. I even make them when I take my cards down so they are all ready for the next year!

    1. Such a lovely thing to do isn’t it? I do the same as you and have them ready for the following year after I take them down.

  2. That’s a genius idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. That is a brilliant idea Nicola! I’ll keep this year’s cards to do it for next year. If I get any that is 😉

    1. Brilliant Donna 🙂 I have to admit to sending far fewer myself these days. We make a charitable donation instead of buying stamps!

      1. I know it seems like such a waste of money in a way but I love getting them

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