Every year, I love getting Christmas cards. Especially the ones with a picture on them. With all the social media out there, pictures of friends and family are readily available, but there is still something special about receiving a piece of mail at Christmastime with a family picture. They are just my favorite!
Because of the love of printed pictures, I have saved all our Christmas cards since about 2011. Something happened to all my cards for 2012, I only could find two! So I put 2011 and 2012 together in my Christmas card display. I couldn’t have a section with only two cards- kinda pathetic.
Just round up a few things from around the house:
– Your Christmas cards
– 1 binder ring
– Single hole punch (3-hole punch will work in a pinch)
– Scrapbook paper
– Printer (or markers)
Start by organizing your cards to all face one direction. I organized mine by year as well, but you could also organize your cards by family if you want to see how much everyone grows throughout the years.
Once you have done that, look to see where you would like to hole punch for the binder ring to fit through. Check to make sure your holes won’t go through someones face or name or personalized message… unless you want the hole to cover up one of those things. Remember, this is your project- you decide!
Then carefully punch holes through the Christmas cards, 3-4 at a time. I didn’t stress over the exact spot to hole punch- I just eyeballed it.
I made little dividers for each year. I printed mine quickly on scrapbook paper so it would stay simple. You could also just write directly on the dividers and decorate them how you like.
Then thread all of your cards and dividers in the desired order through your binder ring. That’s it! Now you have a great way to see all of your Christmas cards from years past. Do this quick organizing before you pack up your decorations. I keep mine in our Christmas bins, so when we unpack decorations, I have a nice little book to flip through.