So we had a pile of last year`s Christmas cards. From my daughter`s classmate`s cards I made a bunting to decorate the living room. Now we have two buntings- another one is made from the year before’s cards. It`s actually quite interesting to play a guessing game- who has given which card ( I have written the name of the sender on the back).
From the second lot I made some story cards. These are the ones from our family members and friends. I cut them apart and glued them together so you can see the writing as well. I then laminated them. It`s very interesting to make up your own story as you pick up the cards.
And from another couple of cards I made some gift tags. These are the corporate XMAS cards – from the phone company, electricity providers etc. I wasn’t worried about cutting them up to reuse as they are nice and shiny at least.
Any handmade cards and cards from my Estonian friends I just keep in a “treasure box” (the Estonian tradition is to write a nice poem or something special in the card) as so much effort has gone into making them in the first place.