Recylcing and Reusing at Christmas

Does it seem like there is a lot of waste in your Christmas celebrations? The gift wrap is wadded up and thrown away. Maybe you save the cards after Christmas, but then what do you do with them? The envelopes, the gift tags, the much trash.

This Christmas, before you rush out and buy new wrapping paper, check to see what you already have stored in the back of the closet. If you've used all of that up, try making your own wrapping paper with newspaper pages or paper grocery sacks. Use paint or ink to add holiday decorations, such as Christmas trees, stars, etc.

Do you need holiday gift tags? Instead of buying a new package, look through last year's Christmas cards that you saved  because they were too pretty to throw away. Cut them into gift tags, using the back side for the "To and From."

Having a holiday party? Make name tags for everyone decorated with vintage Christmas seals or images cut from leftover wrapping paper.

Other uses for old Christmas cards or vintage Christmas seals/stickers? Frame for holiday art to decorate your home or to give as gifts. Or, arrange artfully and laminate for use as place mats.
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