Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Use for Old Christmas Cards

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Christmas is over.  Now comes dreaded winter.  I don't mind the cold weather in December.  I do mind it January through March.  It's just no fun.  I still look forward to snow days, but after 12+ last year, even snow days got tiresome.

How many of you still receive Christmas cards?  We got a few this year.  Mostly, our friends send photo cards.  It's fun to see the pictures each year, and I usually keep them in a magnetic photo album.  So what do I do with the "old fashioned" cards?  Some of them are so pretty, I hate to just throw them away...one of my hoarding tendencies (I'm working on it, ok?).  So I don't throw them away, I repurpose them!  How many times do you have students come to you asking for a bookmark?  That's right, I cut up those old greeting cards into bookmarks for my students.  A pretty and practical use for the old Christmas cards!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so stealing your idea! I don't have a homeroom class in my current position. What I used to do was keep old cards until the next school year, and let those kids decorate their gift bags with them for our holiday party.

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  2. That is a great idea too! Glad you can use my idea!

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