We all love receiving greeting cards. But if you’re anything like me, you have a stash of old cards in the back of your drawer that you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of. We’ve found a great way to turn those old greetings into something useful – turn them into a postcard! This works particularly well with letterpress or foil cards, such as those in our card shop, that are too beautiful to simply toss in the recycle bin. With just a few simple steps and tools you have around the house, you can recycle a greeting card into a postcard. This way you can pass along the greeting to someone new, and start to clear out that stash of yours. Truly a win-win! Here’s what you’ll need:
1. An old greeting card
3. A ruler, or other straight-edge
4. A pen or marker
5. A fresh stamp
First, cut down the seam of the card so that the card is split into two. If you have a size A2 card, or 4.25″ x 5.5″, then the size of your postcard will be perfect when you cut it in half. If you have a larger card, then you will need to trim down the card to be roughly 4″ x 5.5″.
Next, using your ruler or straight-edge, draw a straight line down the middle of the card, and then add three lines for the address on the right-hand side of the card. By now, it should start to look familiar like a postcard.
Finally, write your thoughtful message on the left-hand side of the card. Add a stamp to the top-right corner, and address. Your postcard is now ready to drop off in the mailbox!
In no time at all can reduce some clutter using this creative way to recycle greeting cards, while also brightening someone’s day with some snail mail love. Happy recycling!