Just kidding. The truth is we took down all of our Christmas decorations last weekend, including our Christmas cards. I know from past experience that if I try to “save” the cards somewhere to craft with next year, they will be irrevocably lost. Therefore I spend a few minutes now cutting them up and creating gift tags, then I stick them in a baggie and place them in my Christmas Gift Wrap bin (yes, I have two wrapping bins, one for Christmas, one for everything else).
You can sometimes get 3 good tags or so out of a card, if you are lucky enough in the placement of pictures to be able to use the front, inside and back images.
I wrote the “To:” and “From:” with a fine tip red Sharpie.
TADA! Free, recycled gift tags. They came out looking fairly professional, if I do say so myself. As a bonus, now I am only storing a single little zippered baggie of paper, instead of a huge stack of cards.