HOW-TO SAVE PAST CHRISTMAS CARDS
by Erin of Sunny Side Up
If you're like me, you love sending and receiving Christmas cards this time of year. But what do you do with all of those cards after the season is over? I didn't want to throw my cards away, but after realizing last year that my stash was getting out of control I knew it was time to come up with a solution. Here's an example of one way to preserve past Christmas cards.
1- Decide how many cards you want to keep each year. I decided that I would keep only enough cards to display on a two page 12x12 layout.
2 - Decide what color of paper to use and a way to display each year's date on your layout. I also chose to add a simple snowflake embellishment. Keeping it simple is key because you want to be able to duplicate the same look every year and you want your pictures to be the focus.
3- Cut the family pictures out of the actual Christmas cards.
4- Move the pictures around on your paper, creating a picture collage. When the layout looks the way you want it to, adhere your pictures to the paper.
I tried to use different families each year so that at one point I'll have pictures of everyone we receive cards from in my album. It's also fun to see some of the same families pictured every few years. The children grow and change so much!
I love to scrapbook so I've added these pages to our family's Christmas album. If you don't scrapbook, you could create a binder/album that is just for past Christmas cards. Your family will love looking through your album each December!
Stop by my blog today for a fun idea of what to do with your own family's past Christmas cards. Happy Holidays!
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