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what to do with christmas cards–after christmas.

i always feel guilty throwing away christmas cards we get…

so much thought..time and effort…money. christmas card garland

but the pile gets HUGE fast! and I love seeing everyone’s cute faces and how they change year after year!!! what to do with all those christmas cards

For the cards with no pictures…

christmas card gift tags

I thought how fun to upcycle into tags…you can even use the words from the inside!

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Have your kids use cookie cutters to trace and they can totally create with you!

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turn some into ornaments

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or just cut out the shapes

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make some works of art

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or just frame your favorites!

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and for the cards WITH pictures….

I LOVE this idea…(snap pictures and use them as contacts!)

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simply kierste has a great idea–slap them on a ring (we actually do this with birthday cards.

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turn them into a photo ornaments

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and i love this book complied of your cards!

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 eighteen 25 has fun free printables to keep them organized

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I thought you could cut down the pictures and add magnets for little kids to play with their family members!

Make a scrapbook page dedicated to those smiling faces

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and if you are looking for fun ways to display them…check out kristen duke !

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.