Keep birthday, Christmas, and get well cards and use them as postcards. Just cut them apart and then draw a line to separate the message from the name and address. You save money not having to buy cards and the postage is cheaper on postcards. They can be quite pretty and its a good way to reuse the cards.
You can also cut last year's Christmas cards and put a hole in them and a ribbon and hang from your Christmas tree.
By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV
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Any card you receive, that has not been written on the back of the front side, can be reused. It can be turned into a postcard or or used as a note stuck on a gift or in a gift bag!
It 's not too early to be thinking about Christmas. This year, send postcards or letters instead of Christmas cards. You can even cut your old Christmas cards, from last year, in half and send the pretty side as a postcard.
Save all those greeting cards and envelopes sent by charities soliciting donations. Even if the sentiments aren't suitable, you can remove the front covers to use as postcards ...
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To recycle cards and save trees, I turn cards I receive into postcards and re use them.
I save pretty used greeting cards; Christmas, birthday, everyday cards. I cut off the back page so you have the front of the card.