a quick idea for your Christmas cards {make them into coffee table books}

Do you keep all of your Christmas cards from Christmases past? I do.  I love to look through them all, it's like a hands on reminder of so many of the blessings in my life, reminders of friends and family and all the good from the past.
Until recently I just kept them in a box and at Christmas time brought them out and maybe put them in a pretty basket or something.  
Then a light bulb went off.  I organized them into years, bought some book rings (from Staples for about $3) and made them into coffee table books.  The boys (and me) already love to flip through them and they look a little more intentional than books thrown in a basket. 
They are also available in larger sizes and silver. 
Just start with your smallest card so you know that both of your holes will fit on all of your cards. :) 
Stack the cards and thread the rings through.
It took me a good chunk of time because I went back and did all the years since we were married but now I just have to keep up with it every year.  
So simple and so awesome. :)

This would be great to do with yearly birthday cards for your kids to add to every year too! 

Have fun making some!
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6 comments:

Krulls in Haiti said...

That's a cute idea! I love looking at photo cards and seeing how families change from year to year. Very sweet!

tigerchick said...

Great idea- love it!

Simona Walters said...

I love the idea for birthdays too! We keep birthday cards. Def doing this!

Simona Walters said...

I love the idea for birthdays too! We keep birthday cards. Def doing this!

A Bridge Of Grace said...

I do this with "big years" & bday cards. I make a "cover" out if card stock with the year and age (I.e.-30 years 2007) etc. do you have the crop-a-dial? If not-with all you crafting-it's a great investment! It'll punch through 15-20 cards no problem! Even leather and metal!

Corinne @ the Salty Shark said...

Love this! Totally doing it!

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