I've been repurposing last year's Christmas cards for years now. With a quick cutting and punching you can turn old Christmas cards into new gorgeous gift tags.
My friend M. gave me the cards on the right that she "inherited" from an older family member. I purchased the box of cards on the right at an after Christmas sale last January.
Using the cards that M. gave me, I simply cut them down with the paper trimmer.
I punched a hole and tied a piece of baker's twine to the gift tag. I often use scraps of ribbon from other projects to tie to gift tags that I make.
If the card has a smaller pattern, I use an ornament-shaped punch or a scalloped circle punch to make the gift tags.
Depending on the cards you use, you can create pretty gift tags.....
... children's gift tags.....
.... or gift tags for your cousin the veterinarian.
I like that I can make the gift tags smaller or larger depending on the picture on the card and on what I need for a particular gift.
I usually stamp the back of the gift tags. But sometimes I just leave the backs blank if I'm in a rush or distracted.
I love being able to personalize the gift tags and I love doing my small part to make our family's Christmas a little more earth-friendly green and spending a little less moolah green.
You can see some other gift tags I made and used on my Santa Sacks fabric gift bags.