Christmas Card Gift Labels {Upcycled Christmas Card Project #2}

As  I mentioned yesterday…

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?

Yesterday I showed you Project #1: Framing the select beauties!!

Today?  Re-purposing old cards as gift labels.  This is NOT my idea.  In fact both my mother-in-law and a good family friend have done this for years.  So, really I’m just sharing their creative idea with some of my own twists:)

Upcycled Christmas Card Project #2 : Gift Labels

Christmas Cards as Gift Labels

Again, pretty straight forward:

  1. Decide on areas that would make good labels.  Don’t limit yourself to the front of the card – the back and inside of cards sometimes have good options
  2. Cut them to the size you need (or use the WHOLE card even).
  3. Add text as desired (To/From, Merry Christmas, etc.).

For the gift bag tag I added some scrap paper I had on hand to the back as the card had writing on it.  While I don’t mind people knowing something is upcycled that seemed “over-the-top” to me.

Upcycled Christmas Card Project #3 should be here later tonight – although 2 of 3 kiddos are sick with the yucks today so who knows.  On the plus side, they are super cuddly, taking longer than usual naps, and Miss Silly was “rescued” by next-door-grandpa for some out-of-the-house-of-sickness time.

Only 7 sleeps until Christmas!!

Blue Skies and Blessings,


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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