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Christmas Cards December 2, 2009

Posted by hollyspinner in Advent Calendar 2009, holiday.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

~Washington Irving

Five Fabulous Things About Christmas Cards

1. They come in the mailbox, not the inbox.

2. Letters from friends (and family) unheard from the rest of the year.

3. Hanging them up on the doorway.

4. Those one or two handmade masterpieces that show up in the mailbox.

5. Recycling them into gift tags.

Christmas Card Fun Facts

  • On average the American household sends out 28 Christmas Cards.christmas cards
  • More than 3 billion cards are sent each year in America.
  • Christmas is the largest card sending holiday, followed by Valentines Day.
  • Hallmark makes more than 2,700 Christmas Card designs.


(ok there are a gazillion crafts out there that pertain to Christmas Cards here are just a few of my favorites)


Out of junk mail

Stitched fabric and paper card

Christmas Tree card

Button Snowman cards

Shining Star card

Crafts out of cards



Gift Boxes

Hole Punch Garland


  • Send Christmas greetings – if the idea of sending cards to a whole list of people makes you cringe, pick one person and mail off a nice chatty letter to make their holiday season.
  • Save your Christmas Cards – if you don’t want them give them to a crafter or teacher who might.


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Photos provided by badjonni and spinspin



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