This is a repost from my teaching blog http://gofourthwithowens.blogspot.com/
Christmas is over. Now comes dreaded winter. I don't mind the cold weather in December. I do mind it January through March. It's just no fun. I still look forward to snow days, but after 12+ last year, even snow days got tiresome.
How many of you still receive Christmas cards? We got a few this year. Mostly, our friends send photo cards. It's fun to see the pictures each year, and I usually keep them in a magnetic photo album. So what do I do with the "old fashioned" cards? Some of them are so pretty, I hate to just throw them away...one of my hoarding tendencies (I'm working on it, ok?). So I don't throw them away, I repurpose them! How many times do you have students come to you asking for a bookmark? That's right, I cut up those old greeting cards into bookmarks for my students. A pretty and practical use for the old Christmas cards!