Of course you know now is the time to purchase the holiday wrapping paper, Christmas cards, paper ware, and decorations. I mean that's Really Real Cheap Housewife basics. I haven't paid full price for Christmas paraphernalia for over twenty years. I buy it now and pack it away with my holiday decorations.
So, that's the no-brainer holiday tip.
Here's another tip...
I love Christmas greeting cards. The old school, snail-mail card delivered by the US postal service. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but the cards just add a personal touch to the season.
The problem is, what do you do with them after the holidays are over? Tossing them seems like such a waste. Here are a few ideas:
Christmas Crafts The pictures on cards are durable and easy to use on anything from collages to decoupage- which is just a fancy glue that can be used to attach art to anything from wood to ornaments.
Christmas card boxes Glue the the card fronts and sentiments on an old shoe box, seal with decoupage glue, and viola- you have a decorative box for next year's gift giving or storage. Cookies in zip lock bags and placed in boxes actually stack better than cookie tins.
Christmas tags Another very simple use of the old cards is to recycle them into tags for the next season. It's as easy as cutting out and taping.
Christmas Count Down Cutting out the pretty pictures on a card and using them to tape to a count down calendar to mark the days left is a fun way for kids to strike off the days until Santa arrives.
Now, what to do with those holiday photos that come inside the cards?
I keep a special photo album just for holiday pictures. I've been doing it for years, so it's fun to look back on all the memories.
|Warmest greetings from Frosty and fam!|