Tuesday, January 6, 2009

...reuse...recycle...

Q: JUST HOW MANY TO/FROM TAGS CAN ONE HOUSEHOLD USE IN A LIFETIME??
A: NO CLUE. BUT I'M SURE THAT I HAVE MORE THAN I WILL EVER USE IN 4 LIFETIMES!!
Christmas cards. The last great grasp at preserving the art of the handwritten paper message! They may not be 'Environmentally Friendly', but I will never condemn them!! I also, cannot bring myself to fill up the landfills with them, SO...
...To/From TAGS .
It has kind of become a 'tradition' in our family. When the holiday is over, the colorful fronts of the cards are torn off, and trimmed lovingly with pinking shears to form next years tags. I remember my grandmother doing this when I was little. My Mom taught me 'the technique' over the years, and this year I noticed a present FROM my eldest niece that was adorned with a 'Christmas card to/from TAG'!!Monday night as I started trimming our cards with my faithful pinking shears, DH walked by and said "Hey, don't you have a Punchy Thingy to do that?" WOW! How could I have overlooked this perfect opportunity for 'productive play' with one of my favorite toy purchases of 2008?
A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC!
(and I think that some of them may even become Price Tags for my next Garage Sale... TOO FUN !!)

4 comments:

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

OK, so if I go to a yard sale this summer and the stuff has cute tags, I'll know it's you, right?

svelteSTUFF said...

BARB - Yeh, so you better say 'hi' and introduce yourself!!

Shara said...

I love my punchy thingy too. I use it all the time. I also save my Christmas cards, so guess what litle project is on my list now. 'Cause, you know, I need another project.

I checked your blog yesterday and no updates, and today three?????

Thanks for your advice on my pottery. I just threw it on the shelf, I haven't toyed with it and tweaked it yet.

painter girl said...

Love the idea of the card to tag. Never thought of it but a great idea. Too bad I threw away the cards already...