I have so many things to write about that have been happening over the last few weeks, but Alaire has been out of school going on three weeks, so that's not great for writing time. I'll have to put up some Christmas pictures later. This was an easy post that I thought might inspire someone else to organize their holiday cards before throwing them in a box in the basement.
I LOVE getting cards and photos in the mail. I also love sending them out. They aren't always out on time, but better late than never right? RIGHT( I also haven't got to the post office with the snow and the thought of dragging 2 kids to the post office in the crappy weather so hold your horses the damn cards will be sent today, tomorrow, or whenever I get around to it!)
Anyway, I save ALL of the cards we get, because I have plans for them. This is a common theme in my house... great ideas that don't always get accomplished!
(Anna Palmer finishes what she starts. Anna Palmer finishes what she starts. Anna Palmer finishes what she starts.)
I was talking about holiday cards.
I keep them in hopes that I will put them in a little album and set them out during the holidays so that I can look back and see how families have grown and changed over the years. Well this was the year. I did it. After the holiday is really the best time to work on these kinds of projects. I know I've got a holiday hangover too, but next year I won't be saying "next year" I'll do this, because it's already done.
I headed to Target to get some of these cute mini binders they have in their office supplies section.
For some reason I looked through the clearance stuff in the scrap booking section and found these "Christmas Card Binders" for $4.98. They had two so I bought them both. They were pretty much a kit for what I was setting out to make. Sometimes it's best just to go with the easy route! They already had dividers and sticky tabs for the cards, but I'll show you how I added extras, so you can make your own too!
I also kept "Save the Dates", Wedding or engagement announcements and invites, baby announcements, graduation invitations and school pictures of any little people that I received. So I guess that's a lot more than Christmas Cards, but whatever. It's my book and what else do you do with that stuff?
Thanks for reading. TGIF.
I had to throw in a little people picture. She's getting so big and silly these days : )