Just 2 words but putting them into action took up a great portion of the day. The cards were taken down (before the New Year) from various places on picture rails, fireplaces and windows,
then sorted into piles.
The cards were then ticked off in on my Christmas card list as being received and then the everlasting ones put into bags for next year. The 'normal' cards were cut into small rectangles for use as shopping lists or telephone jottings and the used portions put in the recycling bag. Any cards that were useful for recycling into new cards were kept. I shall make some more homemade cards later this month ready for next year.
The everlasting cards (type the word 'everlasting' in the search box over on the right) were matched up with envelopes and address cards ready for next Christmas. All I have to do then is to sign and address the envelopes which speeds up the process enormously.
The 'saved' pile has everlasting cards that have stopped being sent for one reason or another and are put up each year in memory of that person. Other saved cards are ones which I like the look of and don't really want to throw away.