Finally I got around to it--sorting through a stack of Christmas cards.
Some I folded to make note cards.
Others I kept because of their renditions of the story of Christ's birth.
These, I'm thinking, could occupy young minds and hands next Christmas season.
Assignment? Arrange them in the correct sequence, etc.
THIS bunch (above) all had pictures of snowmen on them.
Large, medium and tiny.
I combined them and put in an envelope for our young grandson
who has a January birthday.
(Do you see the $5 bill tucked into a slit in the top one?)
His assignment is to count them, pick out the largest, the smallest,
create a family of snowmen...and whatever ELSE his little mind may challenge him to do.
I cut out a few large words: PEACE, JOY, JESUS.
I didn't cut out any more name tags for gifts.
Still have a bunch from year before last.
I chuckle at myself doing this, but they are just too pretty to waste!
Besides, I remember the words of Jesus when giving instructions
to His disciples to gather the food that remained after feeding the 5,000...
"Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."
What do YOU do with Christmas cards from seasons past?