For as long as I’ve had kids, I have been saving the photo cards that we receive every holiday season. Yup, just the photo cards. So if you are thoughtful enough to send out traditional cards…THANKS, but they are recycled (unless it’s super cute and can be used to make a gift tag, but clearly that’s another blog post for another day). I’ve been holding onto these cards every year while I try to figure out what to do with them all, but alas the box just kept getting bigger. Truth be told, by this time of year I’m usually just so sick of all the decorations that have turned into clutter that I am happy to shove them into said box. But last year I didn’t shove them, last year, I created a photo book with these supplies.
Yup, all I used was a book ring, hole punch, gift tag, and some ribbon! I brought last years out this year and so many friends & family members picked it up and flipped through it, they loved the simple idea. Blog guilt kicks in “You shoulda posted about this last year” So, here we are…my Annual Holiday Card Book!
Of course my kids are featured on the front page! It’s so simple really, just a hole punched in the top left corner of the cards & put them on the ring, then I used silver stickers to add the year onto the gift tag and finished it with a pretty bow.I did put a little bit of tape to secure the clasp, cauz I’m crazy like that, but once you slide the ribbon over it, you can’t see it at all. It’s such a simple little keepsake for your family to treasure year after year! Now I just need to go back to do 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011…wanna help?