5 January 2012
Recycle your Christmas Cards into .... Gift Tags
By: Laura Trotta (BEng(Enviro), MSc(Enviro Chem))
Packing up the Christmas decorations each year is never quite as exciting as assembling them. If you're anything like me, Christmas cards are the last item to disappear. It's not uncommon for them to stay on my shelf for most of January
If you haven't yet packed up your Christmas cards this year, you may like to turn your hand into giving them another lease of life as Christmas gift tags.
Simply cut out the designs with a paper cutter (or scissors if you have a steady hand) and punch a hold in one end. Store with your gift wrap until next Christmas. You will still have a pile of scrap that will need to go into your recycling bin, but you've saved yourself the purchase of gift tags next Christmas and put the "reuse" principle of recycling into practice.
Of course, this tip isn't just exclusive to Christmas cards. Easter, Valentines Day, Birthday cards and more can be transformed into original, eco gift tags.
About the Author: Laura Trotta (BEng (Enviro), MSc (Enviro Chem)) is an eco mum, environmental engineer and founder of Sustainababy. She lives in regional South Australia with her husband Paul and son Matthew.