Stop right there! Don’t throw away those beautiful Christmas cards that you received from your family and friends. I’m here to share a method I’ve been using to preserve the beautiful memories instead of having them end up in the trash.
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Ok, back to those gorgeous Christmas cards that your loved ones send you each year. There are more times than I’d like to admit when I simply didn’t know what to do with them and I just trashed them. The horror!!! I absolutely hated throwing away the precious cards, knowing how much time and money went into sending them out. However, I simply didn’t know what to do with them. And then it hit me…create a Christmas coffee table type of book with the gorgeous pictures and I can enjoy everyone’s smiling faces all year long.
Creating the book is simple!
-Christmas cards from family and friends
-a single hole punch
-a binder ring (you can buy a big pack from Staples or any office supply store)
(side note: If you want to get fancy you can laminate your cards too.)
To create the coffee table book, here are the few basic steps I follow:
- Organize your photo cards by size and shape. I prefer to group like sizes together so they stay neat and tidy.
- Punch a single hole in each card.
- Slide each card on the binder ring.
- Place somewhere in your home where you can see them all year long and enjoy!
I put mine on a side table where I know people will see them. I love having guests over and seeing them flip through the book. Now every year when I take my Christmas decorations down, I get to add a beautiful memory book to my regular home décor.