How to Save Your Christmas Cards for Years to Come!

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Come January, we're both excited to organize and purge our homes. But there's one thing we can't bear to toss into the trash...all of those gorgeous Christmas cards we received over the holiday season.

There's just something so special about this snail mail and we've come up with a way to preserve our cards each and every year.
First, gather all of your holiday cards into one spot and grab a hole punch.
Then go through and organize your cards so they're all going the same way. We like to create horizontal Christmas Card books, so we put a hole in the upper left hand corner.
Then take a binder ring and thread it through the holes of all of your cards. You can find a wide variety of binder ring sizes at your local office supply store or get them right here.
We always like to make a back and front cover for our Christmas card booklets that says the year. That way you can keep all of your cards organized and in order from year to year.

We love saving our cards, especially because you can put the booklet out on your coffee table for everyone to look back at the old cards and pictures from year's past.

For the full step-by-step tutorial check out this blog post.
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  • Sonia R
    on Jan 3, 2020

    Great idea to keep on a ring! I store my Christmas cards in a pretty box from Michael’s but this helps organize them. Some that are not keepsakes, I can turn into gift tags like others suggested. Nowadays more people do photo cards so this idea is helpful. My husband calls me the family archivist, someone has to do it😊

  • GBJ
    on Jan 3, 2020

    You could also save to write a recipe on the backs. If you give cookies or cakes you can add the recipe along.

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