Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

How To Turn Last Year’s Holiday Cards Into This Year’s Decorations

Every year you send and receive holiday greeting cards, and every year, you add to the collection. If you’re one of those people who can’t bear to part a single card, check out these creative ways to display last year’s greetings while decorating for this year’s holiday season.

Use ribbon to create a waterfall of cards


Use clothes pins to creatively display your cards in a wreath


Playfully arrange your cards in the shape of a tree


Or use the cards as ornaments on your tree
card tree

Consider this:
The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.

Use Wood Chips From Turnip Green to Make This DIY Dreidel

The traditional Chanukah dreidel (spinning top) is a throwback to the times when the Greek armies of King Antiochus controlled the Holy Land and passed a series of laws outlawing the study of the Torah. The Jews were compelled to take their Torah learning “underground.” Jewish children would secretly study their texts and then pull out their spinning tops and pretend to be playing games when they saw someone coming.

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