Two of our readers provided creative suggestions for how to recycle holiday cards in the comments section of our Holiday gifts: Out with the old in with the new post. Not wanting to have them lost in the shuffle, I wanted to pull them out to everyone’s attention.
I recycle my Christmas cards. They arrive in the mail, I read them, I cut the writing off the back, I turn them into a Christmas post card with a friend’s address, stamp and short message and repost immediately.
Once the holidays are over, I “massacre” [cards] into gift tags for next year using a pair of pinking shears.
For even more great ideas, check out the comments below and our other post on uncluttering holiday greeting cards.
This post has been updated since its original publication in 2007.