On this 12th and final day of Christmas… You are totally finished with Christmas, even New Years Eve, and probably working on Valentines Day. You’ve almost certainly taken down your tree and might even be finished packing up all your decorations, but what do you do with your holiday cards? What it an acceptable amount of time to keep them on display? I don’t have the answer for that, but I did find a cute way to save them once I do take them down.
I don’t have any clever way to display my holiday cards. Maybe next year! I just tape them to the wall! Hey, it works. And no, the tape does not harm my paint.
I save my cards every year. Do you? Is that weird? I like looking back and seeing how much my friends’ kids have grown. Until now, I’ve just been stuffing them in a box, pretty haphazardly.
So when I saw this idea I pinned it right away. The pin is by a blogger, who saw the idea on another blog, and that blogger found the idea on Pinterest, but the original pin is no longer there. So how did I never see this idea before??? Beats me. But I thought this would be the perfect project for me to make my first printable. And here it is. I made two versions.
How to Make a Christmas Card Book
What you’ll need: the above printable (or make your own), light-colored card stock, hole punch, thin ribbon (or binder rings), paper cutter (optional), scissors
1) Print the cover images of your choosing onto card stock. I used 3 different colors of card stock because that’s what I had and I kinda like how they’re a little different. You could also laminate it, if that floats your boat.
2) Organize your cards in an attractive manner. I grouped all like sizes together first, then matched the orientation so all my vertical and horizontal cards were together. Punch 2 holes in each card and the cover pictures. I had a heavy-duty 3 hole punch left over from my days as a teacher, so I used that. Did you know you can adjusted the little hole punchers on there? Smart Jr was fascinated! I removed one and spaced the other two the as far apart as would fit the smallest card.
4) Cut 2 pieces of ribbon for each set of cards (about 8 inch each) . Stack the cards to best line up the holes (you may need to do a few at a time) and then thread that bad boy through. Tie the ends together. (Alternatively you could use 2 binder rings. I happened to have red ribbon lying around, plus I really like the look of it and the cards lay flat.)
So much more organized now! I am excited to be finished with this series! Maybe now I can get back to the built-in in my office.
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