Recycling an Old Christmas Card into a New One

How can I turn an old used Christmas card into a newer Christmas card, that is also cheap, creative, fun, and that several people can enjoy?

By Nikki from Bedford, PA

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November 17, 20090 found this helpful

The thriftyfun.com website has a ton of ideas. Type in Christmas or "old Christmas cards" and there are tons.

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November 18, 20090 found this helpful

If you are wanting to take one older card and turn it into several cards. Is that what you mean?

You could cut out small circles or even stars or other shapes and then add that to a piece of card stock for a new card and then embellish with ribbon or christmas wrap, beads, glitter. sequins or other things.

Here are some pic examples:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5307880_mak ... aments-recycled-christmas-cards.html

http://www.pinkparfait.com/2009/09/recycle-old-cards.html

http://www.curbly.com/diy-maven/pos ... 6-easy-handmade-christmas-card-ideas

If you know how to crochet you do make the ornaments like on this next link, attach it to a card stock and then they could take it off the card and hang it on their tree:

http://rootsandwingsco.blogspot.com ... ycle-card-into-crochet-ornament.html

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November 22, 20090 found this helpful

I use old Christmas cards as Christmas postcards. As long as there are no personal notes written on the inside on the left they are perfect to reuse and all you have to do is remove the right hand side. And everyone you give/send them to doesn't receive exactly the same. Oh, and the postage is less expensive too ;-)

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November 23, 20090 found this helpful

If you are don't mind a little extra postage you could glue matching felt to the back of the front of the card leaving a 1/4" border all around, write on the back with a gold or silver ink pen. Or glue the fronts to a piece of card stock folded to fit an envelope for a whole new card. Or simply glue cardstock to the back like a postcard if there is writing on it.

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November 27, 20090 found this helpful

One thing you could do is use the card that the person sent you, and send her back the same card with a little note saying to send it back to you next year. Always send the same card, but with a message and the year attached to it. Should be fun to see how long it will travel in time.

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December 11, 20120 found this helpful

You can use matching coloured paper folded to fit inside the card. Glue the paper to the back of the card where the person writes their greeting. I have actually bought cards that are made this way.

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