Saturday 22 December 2012

Mum's Advent Calendar 22, Days Left 3

Everlasting Christmas cards

Advantages - made with recycled materials
- no need to buy Christmas cards
- after initial make no need to make any more until the card is full of greetings. 
(e.g. To the Smiths, love from the Browns 2012
To the Browns, love from the Smiths 2013)
... and so on.

1. Make a card.

2. Send to friend or relative with this message.

3. Friend or relative sends the same card back to you next year.

Our peace card has been backwards and forwards between us and our friends since 1993. It's looking a little worse for wear but when the inside is full of greetings I shall make a new card and keep the old one. One of our friends has given up sending cards altogether and from now on will send email greetings so I shall just put up her everlasting card each year - no need to spend money on postage.


Welcome to my new follower. I see you like to make things aswell. Lovely to have you drop by.


  1. I think that is a really good idea. It would be fun to get a few people on board and rotate the cards around them.

  2. What a great idea I am going to do this next year with friends, and this year with family. Merry Christmas. Donna

  3. Is the tree behind the last card? I think I need new glasses!

  4. A lovely tradition to start :)

  5. This is agreat idea. Have a Merry Christmas.

  6. Great idea, now we just need Royal Mail to allow us to recycle the stamps!

    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

    Carol xx

  7. I love this idea! I've never heard of it before so it may just be something I will do in the future :o)

    Having fun reading your blog :o)

    Michelle x


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