Do you have a huge stack of holiday cards that you received this season and don’t know what to do with them all?
I love love love getting all our holiday cards in the mail! I’m still getting a few stragglers in my mailbox this week and I cherish every one of them. I’ve been proudly displaying them all around the apartment but now that the holidays are over, I need a way to organize and store them. With all the cute baby and family pictures, I would not even consider throwing them away. I actually have kept every single birthday card, christmas card, valentines card, letter and even faxes that I have ever gotten since elementary school! I file away all my personal mail every year. I treasure every one of them!!
Anyways, I saw this idea to make a book out of the cards somewhere online and thought that it was ingenious! All you need is a hole puncher (I used a standard 3 hole puncher) and two of these book rings:
I got these book ring at Office Depot. I only need two of them but they were only sold in a bucket of 100, so I guess I’ll have enough to last me for the next 50 years!
All you have to do is punch two holes equally spaced apart on all your cards. I found it the easiest to sort the cards by size and punch them in bulk. I used a standard 3 hole puncher which already has equally spaced apart hole punches:
Then thread the two rings through the two holes!
I like storing and organizing all our cards like this so that all the holiday cards from the same year are kept together neatly. I can flip through the book to see all the pictures and notes and read the front and back sides of each card:
I think I’ll start organizing my birthday cards like this, too!