Sending and receiving Christmas cards is one of my most favorite holiday traditions!  But what do you do with all those cards after Christmas?  So many people send photo cards these days that it just seems like such a shame to put them all in the recycling bin or to store them in some box you’ll never open again.  Here’s a few ideas to save them from that fate.

cookie cutter ornament

Turn them into ornaments!  Martha shows you how.

christmas card books

Create Christmas card memory flip books with ring clips and this free printable from eighteen 25.

christmas card coaster

Turn them into coasters.  Find out how at Zensible Mama.

up cycled cards to gift tags

An economical, green and fun way to upcycle them  – make gift tags!  Simple instructions found at The Good Weekly.

recycled book for christmas cards

Without a doubt this recycled book idea from The Nerd Nest is my favorite!  Note to self: Pick up an old book at the Goodwill stat!