I loved this idea for recycling old christmas cards, check out the link for directions for Card baskets great for holding sweets or christmas baubles or light weight gift ideas.
For direction please see the link http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/greeting-card-box.shtml
Great for gift boxes with jewellery or my favourite wrap a rolo in a piece of tissue paper secure with a small sticker enclose in the box with a label on box saying "I love you enough to give you my last Rolo...."
print the following poem roll into a scroll and secure gently under a ribbon (so the box can't open yet you can read the scroll) The poem suggestions:-
Christmas Spherical Bauble
Check out this link http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/card-ornaments.shtml