Monthly Archives: December 2014

Images: Safe Sourcing for Students

A huge thank you to my PLN & all those out there who helped me to put together this list for my students and staff.

Safe Sourcing:

Holiday Cards: A Grade 5 Decision to Donate &/or Upcycle

Ask your students to save their family holiday cards.

Those who choose to do so can bring them in to either upcycle or donate to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

I have included below some information about an organization that “recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support … programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.”  (source:

I have also included some sites that I have looked to in the past for arts and crafts ideas using old holiday, birthday and greeting cards.

Have fun and happy Holidays!

PS For some cute free clip art check out:

(A) Donate:

Recycled Card Program – St. Jude’s Ranch for Children – St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new … for their work and learn basic job skills and the importance of recycling.”=


(B) Upcycle:
Recycled Christmas cards – Free Crafts
“Turn old greeting cards and Christmas cards into new ornaments and decorations. With this collection of recycling ideas.”

Recycled Christmas Card Crafts | Hallmark
“Give your holiday cards a second life with these Christmas card craft ideas by Hallmark designer, Em Byerly. … Kids will love to help craft …”

Recycle Christmas Cards – Crafty Journal
“Recycle your holiday cards into used Christmas card ornaments. Greeting Card Gift Boxes … Create these fun and different used Christmas card crafts for kids.”=
Recycle Christmas Cards – Preschool Learning and Crafts”:“Find 10 easy ways to recycle Christmas cards into preschool crafts and learning activities. Easy ideas for turning used greeting cards into ornaments, handmade …” 


“RECYCLE & REUSE CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Arts and Crafts Projects, Ideas, decorations, instructions and activities for children, teens, and preschoolers”:

Things to do with Christmas Cards – Pinterest

“Recycled Christmas Card Crafts | Martha Stewart Holidays:=


“Christmas Card Projects: Decorative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards”:

“18 Surprising Ways to Reuse Greeting Cards”:


& finally from “Planet Pals”:
“Creative ideas to help you recycle and repurpose old calendars.”