So, the one thing I try to do each January is to make a start on my Christmas cards using old cards, calendars, wrapping, adverts etc. I know that if I wait until later in the year I will be too busy making presents and so it wont happen!
I know some people aren't keen on this, but personally I don't like waste and am a big fan of upcycling and reusing rather than landfill.
I start by selecting the images (often only part images) and then sort them by colour group (as it makes it easier to match up backing papers and embellishment by colour).
I also add my own sentiment stamps, glitter and gems and there you have it, my first batch of 9 cards already made!
Off to polish my halo (or at least fetch it out of the huge pile of ironing that its probably be languishing in recently!).