They’re stacked up everywhere, hanging in decoration, and displayed all over the refrigerator. And though everyone loves to receive Christmas cards, most of us simply throw them away when Christmas is over. This year, instead of ditching the cards, consider getting creative! Why not recycle cards in ways that teach children, benefit others, and create some fun? Check out these ideas for recycling Christmas cards, that you can incorporate into your homeschooling:
- Use Christmas cards to scrapbook photos
- Make next year’s gift tags
- Create Christmas place mats
- Make bookmarks
- Share a favorite Christmas recipe on the back, and bring it to a friend
- Donate your cards to St. Jude’s Ranch – This non-profit program for abused and neglected children teaches children entrepreneurial skills as they make new cards by removing the front of the card and attaching it to a new back.
- Make Christmas ornaments from canning jar lids or CDs. Click here and scroll down for a picture and directions.
- Create a crocheted bowl/basket.
- Make 3-D paper ornaments for next year’s Christmas
- Make a gift box
Click here for some New Year’s Resolutions for homeschoolers!
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