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5 Ways to Repurpose Old Greeting Cards

Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Greeting Cards

 No matter what the occasion is, there is always a greeting card suitable for every special event. Birthdays, anniversaries, checking on a sick loved one, even one that says sorry to someone who has been wronged, you can find the perfect card for your intended recipient. Not to mention greeting cards come in different designs and patterns that your recipient will surely appreciate. 

But what do you do with your old greeting cards? Do you keep them and tucked nicely in a drawer? Do you even frame them? Or do you throw them away because you don’t know what to do with them anymore? The good news is, you can still save your old greeting cards – perfect for those who keep things due to sentimental value. 


How to repurpose old greeting cards 

Here are tips and ideas to save your old greeting cards instead of feeling bad throwing them away. 


Having a party? Turn your old cards into décor!

Instead of buying new party décor for your child’s upcoming birthday, or hosting some kind of party, why not turn your old cards into party décor? Choose from among your favorite greeting cards, then cut them into your preferred shape (triangle, circle, star… go ahead, be creative!) Next, glue a string or ribbons at the back part of the card and then hang it for all of your guests to see!


Turn them into gift tags. 

Another way to repurpose your old greeting cards is to transform them into gift tags. Cut them into different shapes that you like, add more designs if you want. So you don’t need to buy a new gift tag at the bookstore – make personalized ones from your old greeting cards!


Create fun DIY puzzles for the kids. 

The pandemic has limited a lot of people’s movement, especially for leisurely travels. Instead of keeping kids busy with gadgets and screen time the whole day, use old greeting cards to create DIY puzzles. Draw out random puzzle shapes on the blank part of the card, cut them out, and it is good to go! You can also paste the cut-up greeting cards on cardboard for extra durability and thickness. 


Turn them into collages. 

If you have lots of them, you can turn them into collages. More cards mean more fun and freedom to create astounding collages and decorate your personal space. You can also frame them and place them on your workstation for some added inspiration and life. 


Turn them into a new greeting card. 

Want to save money and the environment? You can repurpose an old greeting card into a new one. Get construction paper, fit it in according to the size of the card, and glue it to the inside of the card. Wait for it to dry before you start writing your heartfelt message on it. 


In a time where instant messaging is the norm, nothing beats personally getting a greeting card from a loved one. But a lot of people have that dilemma of what to do with their old greeting cards. Well, there are your answers above! But if you are looking for fresh greeting cards, you can check out these cards from a boutique store in Franklin TN

158 Front St. FRANKLIN, TN

Sanctuary South of Franklin TN, owned by Melanie Johnson and Nicki Reeves, is one of the most unique boutique home decor and gift shops in Franklin, TN.

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