If you are anything like me you have a bit of guilt when it comes time to take, toss, or store the Christmas cards you received last year. I personally feel a huge sense of responsibility to save them….no, I’m not a hoarder! I just figure people took the time, effort and money to send me a card and I can’t just toss them. This past January I got to thinking about it and came up with a neat way to save those cards without investing a lot of money or space into it! So gather up those cards and grab a paper hole punch while you are at it.
I sorted my cards first by size…it just made it a little bit easier to punch holes in them. Get your kids involved and have them help you sort by size.
I took three or four cards at a time and punched two holes into each of the cards. If your kids are old enough (and strong enough) have them help you with this too.
I then printed out 2011 Christmas Cards on a pretty Christmas patterned piece of paper. You can get crafty with this and make it as fancy as you want…in order to save time I just used a piece of printed paper.
Secure the cards to ring clips (found at any office supply store) or zip ties. I used ring clips because I like that I can add, subtract or take them out if I wanted to. I like to keep mine under my coffee table throughout the years so people that stop over can glance through them, if they want.
This is also a great way to teach your younger kids who’s who of your friends and family throughout the year!
What do you normally do with your old Christmas cards?