Christmas DecorationsChristmas is a hands-on art. From the lights we put on the house to the decorations we put on the tree to the great foods we eat in the process, Christmas is a time of doing -- and this is the place we gather to talk, plan and share.
I save my cards then I cut them and make name tags for gifts the following Christmas. There are so many beautiful cards and some are just perfect for a name tag. I use a paper hole punch and attach with a ribbon to the gift.
I save money and I always have the right size of tag for the present.
Some cards have neat decoration and sayings on the inside so I also use the insides. I also use decorative scissors to cut out the name tag.
Cards and also be used for wall decorations and etc. Just use some stick tack and you have instant wall or window art.
And don't forget those beautiful Christmas gift bags. I frame some of them and decorate my walls. Some can be used for background when decorating a shelf or a village set up.
Yesterday I was in an antique store... I saw a large frame (about 20x20") that had nine Valentine's cards in it - three rows of three cards. The backing was almost like watermarked paper, with some hearts on it.
I thought it was a neat idea... I have several old Christmas cards that I like, so I may do a similar vintage frame/card arrangement for the coming year.