Gift Wrap Recycling And Holiday Card Reusing Tips (Photos)

With the holidays winding down, you may soon be tossing cards and wrapping paper in the recycling bin and unrecyclable tissue paper and gift bags in the trash.

Earth911 thinks these holiday items -- with their ornate designs and fun messages -- are simply too beautiful to throw out, even if they’ll get a second life as a recycled product. From placemats to ornaments, check out these cool ways to reuse holiday cards and gift wrap around your home and community.

Reusing Holiday Cards And Gift Wrap