Any idea what I can do with old Christmas cards that were sent to us-

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Can you use the pictures on the front of the cards? I hate to destroy but can’t find anyone that wants them.

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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 05, 2018
    You cut them out around the pictures and write on the back, using them as gift tags. My kids made Christmas tree ornaments out of them.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 05, 2018
    my cousin removes the front graphic and uses it to label next years Christmas presents. some cards will fit in a small picture frame, frame and display at the holiday dinner.
  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Mar 05, 2018
    Ditto for me, I cut them off and they make beautiful gift tags for the following year.
  • Alice Alice on Mar 05, 2018
    I save beautiful cards, then cut the fronts off and use card stock paper and a glue stick to re-use them. You just make a lip to glue to the front and when applicable, I cut around the design on the front.
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 05, 2018
    You can amp up the gift tag/card idea by cutting construction paper the same size, I use the fancy design scissors. Use a hole punch to go through the upper left of both pieces and use pretty ribbon to make the ties to secure to a gift. This allows you to write on the inside and it looks like a card.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Mar 05, 2018
    Put the cards under the glass of a table. Cut the pictures into a wreath shape, and hang it on your wall, or front door. Cut the figures out and paste it to one another. This is something you can also do. Cut the cover of the card off, as long as there is no writing on the back, and you can send them to St. Jude's Research Hospital for kids with cancer. They recycle them and make cards from them, and sell in the thrift shop. This money goes to the hospital. Google them for their address.
  • SalvageBoyz SalvageBoyz on Mar 05, 2018
    Get an old frame and put them in as a collage. You could hang it up every holiday and it would be a reminder of friends and family.


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 05, 2018
    use them for embellishing special pictures
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Mar 05, 2018
  • Emily Emily on Mar 05, 2018
    All cards will eventually have antique value. I have stored mine for almost 50 years. I keep them in those plastic shoe box things in a store room in my basement. Paper things are very saleable at auctions. I have seen old diaries sell for a lot of money. Go to an estate sale sometime and see.
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Mar 05, 2018
    Glue them onto a large piece of paper and laminate it to make Christmas placemats. They are washable!
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 06, 2018
    Donate the picture part of the cards to an elementary school. They can't use religious cards though.
  • Patsy Patsy on Jan 20, 2021

    I took the pictures and put family pictures of each person I took at Christmas and put in a big frame so the Christmas card pictures were backdrops for each person 🙃

  • Dee Dee on Apr 14, 2021

    I cut out the fronts of many cards and use them for name tags for gifts. Santa and Snowmen are always cute.

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