Framed Christmas Cards {Upcycled Christmas Card Project #1}

I L-O-V-E Christmas cards. 

I love receiving them and I love sending them.  They make me smile, bring excitement to the kiddos, and are one of the few times I receive anything fun in the mail outside of magazines and birthday cards:)

I keep them every year and then look at them again when putting up decorations the following year.  In the past  they’ve been recycled at that point but this year I decided to challenge myself…

How many ways can I use old Christmas cards?

So far I’ve thought of 9 ways, my goal is 10.  That doesn’t mean the projects will work out so we’ll see what the end total is.

Upcycled Christmas Card Project #1 : Framing the select beauties!!

Framed Christmas Cards

Pretty straight forward:

  1. Save the cute, gorgeous, or meaningful cards.
  2. Cut them to the size of frame you have.
  3. Display and ENJOY!!

On this next one I didn’t even need to trim the card…it fit perfectly.

Framed Christmas Cards 2

Side note:  The ultrasound picture?  Little Man – now 20 months.  Not always so good at switching out photos in a timely manner am I?

Hoping to post the second project later today.  We’ll see – happy hour with some pre-(stay-at-home) work friends this evening.  Get us ladies chatting and who knows what time I’ll get home:)

Only 8 sleeps until Christmas!!

Blue Skies and Blessings,

Lindsey

This project will be linked up to some (or all:) of these LINK PARTIES:

I {heart} Nap TimeImpatiently CraftyUnder the Table & DreamingI should be mopping the floorMaking the World CuterThe Trendy TreehouseSewing BarefootReasons to Skip the Housework Sun Scholars, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Krafty Kat, Ginger Snap Crafts, Sugar & Dots, The Thrifty Home, Lil’ Luna, Th 36th Avenue, My Repurposed Life, A Creative Princess, Beyond the Picket FenceBe Different, Act Normal,  Classy Clutter, Flamingo Toes, Tater Tots & JelloToo Much Time on My Hands, Craft Envy, Blissful & Domestic, Cheerios & Lattes, Fine Craft Guild, The Dedicated House, C.R.A.F.T, Today’s Creative Blog, WTFab, Brassy Apple, DIY Home Sweet Home, Pin It Wednesday, Navy Wivey Peters, Fall into the Holidays (Horrific Knits), The Gingerbread Blog, One Creative Mommy, A Lived in Home, Sugar Bee Crafts, Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk, Gingerly Made, Diane Rambles, Western Warmth, Serenity You, Homemade Ginger, Project Inspire, Skip to My Lou, Keeping it Simple, Sew Much Ado

 

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9 thoughts on “Framed Christmas Cards {Upcycled Christmas Card Project #1}

  1. Elaine says:

    Lindsey – I always save the cards that ‘fit’ and make gift tags out of them for the next year. Instead of starting with the wrapping paper, I tend to start with a ‘tag’ and then match the paper and ribbon to the tag. P.S. I LOVE your blog…

  2. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute says:

    Hi Lindsey. I’m just like you, I can’t bare to through away the really pretty cards. It’s such a good idea to frame them. I also do that with vintage images I find online. Thanks for stopping by today and your sweet comments. Hope you have a great time out with the girls tonight!

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

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