Repurpose Your Christmas Cards as Valentines!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today we are re-visiting one of my previous posts--what to do with those Christmas cards that are just too pretty to throw away...

Repurposed Christmas card Valentines


Being the thrifty girl that I am, I find it hard to trash Christmas cards after the season.  I know most of us spend a good bit of time searching for that card that is just right like the person who sent me the red glittered card on the right.  I won't mention any names, but hers starts with an M and ends with -o-m!  Then there's this adorable little Scottie dog card I received from my sweet cousin.  Ginger Grand was quite taken with it.  The black dog has his own little dangling bone, while the other sports a real bell and they are standing beneath mistletoe--what's not to love?! 

Repurposed Christmas card valentines

So rather than toss them, I was inspired to make a valentine for GG.  Back in my homeschooling days, my three kids and I made our own valentines yearly.  They may have gone through their Starwars, Powerpuff Girls and Lord of the Rings infatuations, but you can be sure the store bought variety was stuck on a heart doily and bedazzled with heart stickers!  So....when I saw how smitten Ginger Grand was with the doggie card, I knew it would make the perfect valentine for my special boy!  
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12 comments:

  1. What a darling idea! I love the Scottie dog Valentine. I've used my old Christmas cards to make bookmarks before, but that's about as creative as it's gotten for me. Keep on sharing!

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  2. Love your Scotty dog valentine and I am sure GG will love it too. So creative.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  3. Great idea Cecilia! Years ago before there was such a thing as a scrapbook store I use to cut out images from cards that I had received and used them in my scrapbooks and kids baby books. Yes, too cute to toss!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Oh my goodness, Cecilia! That's so cute! What a great way to reuse something that might end up in the trash. GG should love this! :)

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    1. PS
      I like your header.. I need to redo mine. I think I have that exact plate.

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  5. I always save my Christmas cards, but I never thought about using them for Valentine cards. You are amazing and always seem to inspire. Jo

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  6. Look at you! So thrifty! I love this idea Cecilia!

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  7. Oh my goodness, so cute!! Great idea!

    Tania

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  8. I had to stop by after seeing this at Dare to Share Saturday! My grandson's name is Silas, a very unusual name, and it caught my eye. Such a cute valentine and a great way to recycle!

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  9. Ok, Scottie dogs are just too cute, so this makes an adorable valentine. What a fantastic idea to re-purpose Christmas cards. :) Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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