Reuse to save energy. While recycling is great it takes a lot of energy to make it into something new so before you recycle consider reusing. Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away! Save your Christmas cards and make them into gift tags for the following year. I like mine to be pretty shapes so I have bought a few large craft punches which come out ever New Year for a day of gift tag making. Use a hole punch to make a hole in your tag and brown garden string or reuse ribbon collected from crackers and gifts you have received to make the tie.