Originally Posted by buggainok
I just remembered something I've done for envelopes. After Christmas, check out the Dollar Stores. They usually have boxes of standard size, all alike Christmas cards. Frequently they put them on sale for as little as 25 cents or 50 cents a box for 20 or so.
You can pitch the cards and use the envelopes.
I would choose my cards according to how much of the card I could recycle for the next year, possible toppers to glitter up, gold or glittery borders to use again. It might be possible to use the entire card by putting a wrapper on it as a base for your own design. Each year, I go through all the cards received, save all the beautiful hand made for posterity, and then decide what I can reuse before putting what is left in the recycling.