WHY does anyone buy Christmas gift tags when a pinking shears is all you need to turn one year’s card into next year’s gift tag?
Get yourself a hole punch and some pretty coloured cotton and you’re in business.
It will keep the children quiet and occupied for hours and save you some money next year.
It’s a great way to re-use cards which could otherwise end up in landfill sites.
Alternatively residents in Cardiff can recycle their cards in their green recycling bags. Remember to ensure any attachments are removed first.
Cards can also be recycled in special Woodland Trust collection points at Tesco, WH Smith, Marks a& Spencer and TKMaxx.
They can be handed in at the collection points in these stores from January 2 until January 31.
Last year more than 93 million cards were collected by the Woodland Trust – enough to enable the charity to plant 22,000 trees – or a forest the size of 44 football pitches.
This year the annual Christmas card recycling scheme hopes to raise funds to plant 24,000 trees by collecting 100 million cards.
According to the Woodland Trust, recycling just one Christmas card saves enough electricity to allow five people to watch the Queen’s Christmas day message.
So if you’re heading off to the sales, or you’re going into town to exchange that unwanted Christmas gift, then take your cards with you and pop them into one of the recycling collection points.