Preserving My Holiday Photo Cards

Holiday Photo Cards
Every one of my Holiday decorations was put away on December 26th.  Angry Husband was itching to remove it all Christmas night.  I got a little antsy too.  But the one thing I left up, was the Holiday cards.  I thought we needed to spend a little more time with the cards. I decided to finally take down my Holiday cards today.  We are in organizing mode at the Angry House.  We are starting with our garage. What a mess that is right now. Our trash day is Thursday, and our trash can is already full.

For the past three years, I’ve been preserving our Holiday photo cards using this method.  It’s pretty simple and keeps the individual years together.  All you need is three simple things: 1. Holiday photo card, 2. Hole Punch, and 3. Notebook Ring.  The notebook rings can be found at any office supply store.

Supplies Needed for Card Preservation

After punching holes in the corner of each card, you start putting them on the notebook ring.  You then close the ring.  It’s very simple. Even I could do this. Oh, and that fabulous photo card above? It’s from Kelly, you know the same Kelly from Just Spotted and According to Kelly.  Her card was double sided.  I used her card as an example so everyone doesn’t have to know her last name. Below this paragraph, you can see what it looks like when all the cards are finally on the notebook ring.

Organized Cards

I have three years of cards now saved.  I wasn’t always this brilliant.  Here they all are displayed on the nifty notebook rings. The awesome 80’s card at the top of my 2009 cards is from JJ, yes from Jen Johnson Photography and The BlahBlahBlahger.

Three Years of Cards

After you’ve put the cards on the rings, you can decide how to store them. You can put them all in a photo box, a closet, a tote, wherever you feel like it. I place them inside a box with my Holiday decorations.  I get to pull them all out every year and see how everyone has changed, and how much everyone’s kids have grown.

Now enough of this Holiday stuff….it’s back to cleaning I go….

16 comments
Vicki Denhoffer
Vicki Denhoffer

I put all of my holiday cards into a Creative Memories 12x15 scrapbook album. Takes just a few minutes and they are neatly put away and there anytime I want to take a look at our family and friends.

Kim
Kim

I truly truly LOVE this idea... I will do this for sure. Love it... ~ kim

Cherryl
Cherryl

I love this idea! I was going to put my cards in an album but this is much better and takes up less space. Thanks! I think I will start with this years cards now. :)

Natalie
Natalie

Soooo fabulous. I am ashamed to admit that I stuck mine in a box with the rest of the decor -- to look at next year when I take it out! But I would love to keep them year to year!

Lorna Harris
Lorna Harris

That's such a great idea - never have any idea what to do with them - they just build up in our Christmas decorations box. That's so much nicer.

kelly
kelly

thanks for featuring me. & i love your idea! i scan all my cards in & make photo books... because i'm ocd like that!

Elaina
Elaina

Wow. Great idea. I'm going to have to do that!

Lee of MWOB
Lee of MWOB

Okay. This is a brilliantly simple idea but now I'm angry that I'm feeling like I should save all my cards. I kinda just wanna throw them out. :-)

Amanda Wilson
Amanda Wilson

What a great idea! I'm such hoarder when it comes to sentimental things like this and this is such a great way to keep them organized, I'll be trying this out for sure! Checkin in with u from SITS! Hello! :)

Working Mommy
Working Mommy

Very cute!!! I didn't get many cards this year...not enough to warrant a ring :( Maybe next year!! ~WM

The Happy Housewife
The Happy Housewife

I LOVE this idea! This is so much better than throwing them away... as I do every year. :( I am almost giddy with excitement! And may I just say that I am thrilled to find another person who takes down their decorations right after Christmas? My neighbor still has lights up! Toni

Peeved Michelle
Peeved Michelle

That's a good idea. I think I will try it next year. It is much better than my current method, which is simply throwing them all in the trash.

Mama Bub
Mama Bub

That is BRILLIANT. I like that idea way better than putting them into albums or a box. You'll have to repost this next year so I remember!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

That is an awesome idea. Although, I have way too many unfinished scrapbooks, sigh...

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I would scan things more too, if I had a scanner..LOL..And I'm all about the OCD too...you know that.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I wouldn't expect any less from you. Your OCD is way worse than mine.