Well, here is one simple trick to use up all the leftover cards or recycle the old ones...
You can make Christmas Postcards!!
According to the USPS website on postcard size...the official size to keep it at is no less than 3 1/2 x 5" and no larger than 4 1/4" x 6" to have the postcard rate of 32 cents. If you do go over in size it will be charged at the letter rate of 45 cents.
Just take your leftover cards or all the cards that were sent to you from years past...
and cut them in half. You may need to trim the sides if they are too big.
I used the cards that were sent to me last year to make ornaments, which I'll show on another post.
On the back of the "new" postcard you could just hand write your little note, postcard style or you could print something from your computer.
I like the idea of a "Save the Date" post card. I have a ladies Christmas party every year and you know dates get booked up in December for all those parties. This will be great to send out early just to keep that date open for the party.
You will have to determine how your own paper is entered into your printer and how it will print on the back of the postcard. I always mark a piece of paper first and then print it to see how I need to place the card in the paper drawer.
Looks good!! I will hand draw a "postcard" line down the center and then write the address on the right side!!
Some came out a little wonky, but I think I cut the edge of the card crooked and the rollers grabbed it funny. Oh well, maybe I should hand write them all !! Lol
You can do so much with leftover cards...
- gift tags
- little gift boxes or bags
Recycling Christmas cards can be fun and saves you money too!!