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November 9th, 2012, 05:27 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
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What do you do with old Christmas cards?

I cut the fronts off and keep them for making gift tags in subsequent years, and recycle the backs.

Sometimes I'll use pinking shears, glitter or ribbon for making the gift tags more interesting.

When I am working, if I have enough cards with wintry scenes on I'll also use them for Literacy lessons the first week back after Christmas - brainstorming wintry descriptive words and using the picture as a story stimulus. The children stick the card in their book with the story as an illustration. I've done this with 7-10 year olds and never taught a class that didn't love it. I learned it from the teacher that mentored me when I was newly qualified - now the headteacher at my son's school!

Add your ideas for old Christmas cards here and this can be just one more way we can all be green this Christmas!!

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November 9th, 2012, 03:56 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
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I never throw anything away. LOL. So all the cards I've recieved over the years are in a box somewhere.

I could probably make tags too...
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November 14th, 2012, 09:28 AM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
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Great ideas, Sharon.

When I was a little girl we also made 3-sided ornaments from them.
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