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.
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.
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.
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….