Maybe you’re starting to take down your Christmas decorations during this “in between” week. If not, no judgement here! I’m not normally a procrastinator, but I put off taking my decorations down so I can enjoy my Christmas tree until New Years Day. But whenever you take down your decorations, don’t throw away your Christmas cards!
A couple of years ago, struggling to recycle such beautiful photo Christmas cards, I decided to find a way to save them and enjoy them in coming years. A pack of 1″ book rings from Office Depot later, and I was on my way!
Using either a 2-hole punch or a single hole punch, punch two holes at the top of each Christmas card. If using a single hole punch, use one of the cards as a template to be sure all of the holes are spaced the same. Then simply stick a book ring through each set of holes.
Be sure to write the year on the back of at least a few of the cards, so you’ll always know in which year they were sent. I also saw an idea on Pinterest to make a cover card that says “2016 Photo Cards” in large print. I just used our own Christmas card as the cover, since that should give me a pretty good indication of the year anyway!
I store these Christmas card “books” with all of our other Christmas books. It’s so fun to flip through even just two years out… I can only imagine 10 years or more down the road!
Do you keep all of your Christmas cards? I’d love to hear your ideas too!