Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Card Tip

These days, most of the holiday cards we receive are lovely family photo cards, I love them. About 10 years ago, my friend Michelle shared a clever idea with me, she keeps her cards in an album! Perfect! No more guilt about throwing gorgeous photos away and no cluttery build up.

I have been saving the photo cards for 10 years now. I keep them in an old fashioned scrapbook and I use a glue runner and permanently adhere them to the pages. I sometimes overlap the cards to fit the maximum per page. After 10 years, I have filled two books. After Christmas we pack the albums away with the Christmas decorations. Each year we lay the albums out to enjoy and I revisit them every single year. It's fun to see how our friends' families have grown.

That one right there, it was my Christmas card 10 years ago. Look at all that stamping! Way too much work for me now! See the hand cut holly leaves? My newlywed husband cut those out for me!
If I don't get back here before Christmas, I want to wish all of you a beautiful Merry Christmas. A day filled with joy and laughter and best of all love. I can't wait to see the girls play with all of their Littlest Pet Shop goodies, I can't wait for the squeals of delight!
Have a wonderful holiday friends.


sweet craf-tea chick said...

hey sam, that's cool that your hubby cut out the holly leaves. too cute! love the idea of saving Christmas cards.
hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
big *hugs* steph :)

GrammaR said...

Such a lucky girl to get a husband who is willing to cut holly leaves!

I have years of past cards is boxes all over the house. I've thought about albums, but that is as far as I got. Seeing yours, maybe I'll do more than think. :)

Merry Christmas.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I have to wonder if your husband still helps with the Christmas cards...

Your idea for storing the cards is fun since you get them back out each year at Christmas.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Such a great idea! I've been saving my Christmas cards through the years in a box with no purpose and now I'm totally gonna do this.