A Crafty Idea for Your Old Christmas Cards
December 28th, 2012
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Soon it will be time to gather up those holiday cards, unplug the Christmas lights and try to find a corner in your closet to put them all.

Perhaps you’re like us and save your Christmas cards, visions of revisiting them another time, with warm memories and warm cocoa to hand. Though more likely than not — and this is definitely like us — you never find that moment and instead have boxes and boxes of old holiday cards you don’t know what to do with. Help, dear reader, is at hand!

Arm yourself with a scissors, a hole-punch, some old ribbon (or get a bit fancy with velvet like we did, above) and transform your cards into gift tags for next year. Snip through Santas and angels and reindeer and suddenly you’ve created a fun new perspective on the same old card.

(This kind of craftiness has long been a big movement in the art world — though then it’s called ‘Appropriation’, and not ‘just reusing an old image’. So, go on, appropriate away!)

Here’s the finished result (above), and a few more we couldn’t resist trying once we got started (below). We’ve used our own J.Falkner holiday cards throughout.

We had so much fun with this project, it’s likely we’ll introduce these gift tags to our stores next holiday season. Just in case you don’t save your old cards after all ….


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