This letter was unopened and was dated January 21, 2011. It was in response to a column I wrote about reusing greeting cards in creative ways.
This letter is from Hilda M. in Texas and she shares:
In reading your article “Frugal Living” I would like to share with you what I do with cards-
It takes 4 to make a fan-Very seldom can’t you get two sides from one card. This is very simple and any age group can make these. –Hilda M., Texas
The fan is actually two sides of a card glued together, so it can take 8 greeting cards if you’re using the covers which the fan pictured here uses. I’m showing both sides of the fan. Pinking shears cut the edges and a brad holds the fan together. Very cute idea. I tested it. It’s got the perfect amount heft to be effective. It’s sturdy and durable. My 8 year old is having fun with it. His words as he’s fanning himself: “It looks so beautiful.” That made me smile.
Other ways to reuse greeting cards: Gift tags, bookmarks, scrap-booking, shopping lists, mason jar toppers, cut the cover and use as a postcard or use as a recipe card.
House Ornament (Template: ornament.pdf)
How have you reused greeting cards?