Christmas Card Keepsake
Every Christmas we are so blessed to receive Christmas cards with photos of our friends and their children. For years I kept them in a photo album, placing them in chronological order, so we could see how the children grew over the years. After doing this for a quarter of a century now, I decided it was time for a new approach. I sat down this past week and sifted through my Christmas cards from 2010 that had not placed in my old photo album. I pulled out the cards without photos which I will make into gifts tags. I did keep a card front with art work from one of my favorite artists (NJ Woods) to use as the cover for my Christmas book. I ended up with a nice mix of colors and sizes.
I began punching holes in the cards-3 holes for the larger cards and 2 holes for the smaller cards.
The holes were punched on the left-hand side of the card or at the top of the card depending on which I thought would look nicer when placed in my book.
I grabbed some bells and ribbon from my craft stash and 3 hinged rings to connect my pages.
I had so much fun that I pressed on and made a book from our 2011 Christmas cards.
They truly will be a treasured keepsake!