Recycle Holiday Cards – Turn them into a Picture Book! (Silly Game)

This post was supposed to be on Saturday, right after we recycled our musical sound cards, but… well, tragedy struck our holiday cards and they are no longer photogenic.

Nonetheless, here was our idea that we had already started on —

We noticed that most holiday cards don’t have writing directly behind the picture.   So, we simply cut off the picture side of all the holiday cards, then attached them to each other like a picture book. It works perfectly when there is no writing on the backside because this becomes your place to put text next to each picture!

It doesn’t matter if some pictures are horizontal and others vertical, it’s not a big deal to turn the book. This is for silly fun.  Not display.  Unless you’re super crafty, which I am not, and the proof is in that I left our project on the table to get wet.  Crafty people don’t do that, I’ve heard.

Anyway, as a family, come up with a silly story to link all the pictures together! It’s kind of like the game where one person starts a sentence and another has to finish it and so forth until a whole story is made.

We were lucky enough to get more than one holiday card with pictures of puppies or other cute animals on it.  Our story involved naughty pets who stole some christmas presents and opened them outside to find ornaments. They thought the ornaments were chew toys and broke them.  Their owners found out and put them outside in the dog house. The dogs were so upset they decided to travel far east to get advice on how to fix the situation from… the three wise men…

Well, you get the idea.  It was very silly fun. The kind I like.

If our project hadn’t been ruined, we thought about adding in some of the photo holiday postcards we received too.  That’s right – family and friends would’ve been characters in our book.  There’s always next year…


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