Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to Organize Christmas Cards

I like to leave the Christmas Cards we receive up on my wall until about the end of January. I love looking at them! But when its time to take them down, I never have the heart to throw them away. My mom has the best idea of storing all the cards and newsletters. It's really simple: get a 3 ring binder, make a cover sheet, punch holes in your cards, and file them!




I actually just saw this idea on I Heart Naptime, funny how good ideas show up on blogs around the same time. She puts all her cards in sheet protectors, which is a good idea too. I have adopted my mom's idea, and I keep it extra simple (and cheap) without extra sheet protectors or extra pages. I don't mind punching holes into the cards.

I'm still home for the holidays, so my blogging is still sporadic, but stay tuned for next Wednesday... I'll be unveiling the first part of my big announcement!

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11 comments:

Amy Sullivan said...

What a waaay fun blog! How have I not discovered this place before?

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is a great idea. I always keep certain ones from certain people (others get cut up for crafts haha) but they are scattered in a drawer totally unorganized. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

Such a great idea! I love how organized you can make this! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I had this idea a couple years ago but have not done it. Currently all of our cards from the past 4-5 years are all in a bin in the basement with the years written on the back so I can go back and eventually do this. Just another thing on the never ending to-do list. :)

Laura@HappyCanadianHome.com said...

Great idea - absolutely love your blog!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

i have never thought of that! super cute and great way to save the christmas cards without having them just lay around
{love} lauryn

Julianna, Jade, Janae, Jamie said...

but I need to know your big news NOOOOOW! :)

Christine said...

GREAT idea!!! I never thought of doing that!

Check out my blog too:
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

That is awesome. I have cards and pics from forever. I hate throwing them out too!! This is a rainy day project for Pinterest!! LOVE IT!!
Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Things.

Come over and visit me at www.thesweettalkshop.com I would love to have you!!

Jacqui said...

Another marvellous idea!! LOVE your blog!!

Paula Gale said...

Love this idea - especially as I am too sentimental to throw any cards away... having said that - I made a decision to keep the special ones from close friends and family. Obviously I also keep all the handmade ones I receive. I'm not as organised at this as you are, rather, I put them in a jiffy bag (bubble padded envelope)and write the date and occassion on the front - and who they were to. We have cards everywhere in the garage - one of these days I might even organise these - I been saving them for years and years - much to my husband's dismay!

Paula (UK) xxx