Sunday, December 3, 2006

I just knew it'd come in handy!


Last year, I "recycled" many of my holiday cards by punching out squares from the prettier sections of the cards & I saved them. For what, I was not entirely sure, but it seemed like it might come in handy. Well, I was right. It was a perfect solution for today's journaling prompt regarding holiday cards. I started laying them out on the page & remembered Shimelle's comment about whether or not we'd received any cards yet. YES! And I thought the envelope might be useful, so I ran into the garage & fished it out of the recycling. To my delight, it was almost exactly the same size as my page! I then ran up to my desk where I have a stash of saved postage stamps & found Mr. Snowman, got out some ink, and a pen (no cheating and using my personal handwriting font on this one, although I would have, if I'd had an inkjet transparency on hand...gotta go get me some of those), and told myself just to dive in. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Miracle of miracles, it actually resembles something like the idea in my head! Oh ... and on "the real thing", our address is visible ... I just don't want to publish it for the wholeworldwideweb to see.

The writing reads: Every year, I make some cards and buy others...I send them out by early Dec. In 2006, my cards were out by 12/2! We get cards from all over the world!

14 comments:

Eleni said...

Lovely ... and great use of recycling!

kaj said...

What a great use for the cards. I also hate throwing them away and secretly I save a lot of my cards each year. I think this is a good solution.

Rochelle said...

I love your page. It looks fantastic. Now i am wishing that I saved my cards from last year.

Rachelle said...

such a great idea!!
loving your pages.

Jenn said...

This turned out really cute! I love how you cut up all the old cards!

Chiara said...

this is just so super cool

Kathy said...

WONDERFUL idea!!! It looks great. Wish I thought of that!!!

Jenny Rebecca said...

What a great idea!

Guinevere said...

Its just amazing how the same prompt generates so many fantastically different pages. This is brilliant!

debra harvey said...

such a great idea !.. I wish I knew where my cards were from last year... I am so keeping them this year :)

Debra

Julie Ann said...

I knew I saved my cards for a good reason too! Love your page. :) Thanks for sharing the story about it.

beth said...

i can't throw away anything, just ask my hubby!! love what you did with recycling older cards! now, i'm going to dig out mine.

Rita said...

Awsome - I love the resycle-idea. Great. And your page looks so cute.

lindstrom6 said...

Wonderful idea!! I always save my cards and they are still sitting in boxes. i may steal your idea.