This time I thought I was being clever and used some of the envelopes in the new packs to return last years card in (see my post on adding depth to Christmas card giving!) and then of course I ran out of last years cards and needed to use the new ones - but I had run out of envelopes that fitted them... What to do? Run to the shops? More cards? More envelopes? More money?
Then I had a better idea - why didn't I just cut the card to fit the envelope I had?
Here's what I did...
When I recycle cards that have no usable envelope or are a weird shape and wont fit into a standard envelop, I make one out of a piece of A4 printer paper and a bit of sellotape (sticky tape). It always fits perfectly and takes only a few seconds to make a new envelope for the card. If you wanted to you could always use decorated paper to make your envelopes even more special!
Green-ness: 4/5 Pretty green to use up old supplies of Christmas Cards
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for not spending more than a few $ on cards each year (postage not included!!)
Time cost: Probably a bit more than usual as I have to muck around with each card to make an envelope or to make the card fit the envelope...
Skill level: Cutting and pasting - my favourite!
Fun-ness: Always great fun to spend a few hours cutting and pasting