December 5, 2011
Recycled Christmas tags
Don't you always feel just a bit sad for used Christmas cards? They start out in all their glory, wrapped so neatly; are selected with so much thought; addressed with such care; and journey hundreds of miles to send good wishes from family and friends.
Then, well, sooner or later they just land in the trash can or recycle bin. Unwanted, they become just a pile of clutter to clear out in the frenzy of January post-holiday tear-down and cleaning.
Well, no more! I'm on a one-woman campaign to give those card castoffs a second life. For the third year now, I've turned old cards into tags (although many recipients confess that they become bookmarks or even get hung on the tree, where they can bask in the glow of the lights.) They get a second chance to make the journey to spread good cheer.