This Christmas I used gift tags from a Costco set. They were quite nice and it seemed a shame to throw them away after one use. So, in the spirit of being "green", I decided to reuse some of the tags & their components for next year's Christmas cards.
I have a shoebox filled with recovered items including ribbons, cord, images (like the snowman and tree images in these examples). I should be able to make most of my cards for the coming Christmas using these materials.