Show me your Christmas card and I will show you mine!
For years I have sent out Christmas cards to family and friends. It always included a picture, sometimes a collage of pictures and possibly a short update or letter about our family.
I also receive many cards and photos and love to decorate with them during the season. However when Christmas has come and gone I can never bring myself to throw them away. I would bundle the year together and place in a box or closet somewhere, tucked away. That is until a friend Krisann Blair (Organizing Christmas ) shared her idea of hole punching the cards and using binder rings to create a book.
I decided with all the different size cards and letters I would put a hole punch in the top corner and place on the ring. I also added a length of ribbon for a finishing touch. We all enjoyed looking through the past years and how everyone has grownup, gotten taller or shorter, slimmer or ….well you know! It is fun to enjoy our family and friends through their pictures and letters and I am excited to see how many more stacks I locate from past years as I clean out and reorganize for 2014. Now I have a way to keep them organized and out on display.
piece of wired ribbon (I keep ribbon from all my Christmas gifts!)
So now you too can Show off your family and friends Christmas cards and greetings!
Happy New Year! Happy Decorating Y’all!
Becky and Kathy
PS If you too will be cleaning out and organizing your home be sure and visit Krisann for more great organizing ideas….Here is a short excerpt from her site.
Merry Christmas! My name is Krisann Blair, founder of ChristmasOrganizing.com, here to be your Christmas Coach and help you prepare for the 2013 Christmas holiday season.
Everyone celebrates Christmas differently and Christmas Organizing is here to help you develop a personal plan to create a more organized Christmas celebration.
Since December 1998, Christmas Organizing has been a resource for thousands of people just like you by helping coach them on ways to have a more organized Christmas season.
So what is the Christmas secret I am talking about? The secret is . . .
Go check it out!