It’s become part of my taking-down-the-holiday-decorations tradition to sort the cards we’ve received into those that I can repurpose, those that get saved (mostly photo cards), and those that have reached end of life. I used a Fiskars punch and a few tag dies on the Sizzixd.
In past years I have used some cards’ fronts as part of making bags, but the truth is that I have a hard time using these gift bags, because most of our gifts get shipped and wrapped boxes and cloth bags pack better together into shipping boxes than paper gift bags. I made myself use them this year, but still have a stash of them so did not make those this year. I also don’t need anymore stashed gift boxes at this time.