Christmas Card Booklet
So after the whole never-ending story of the bed frame, I was hungry for a quickie little project.
Enter, what else? Pinterest.
I had pinned this idea a few weeks back. (Originally from here.) And on New Year’s weekend when I took all the decorations down, I wasn’t quite ready to get rid of my refrigerator full of smiling faces.
It was a little neater in the prime of the season. My double stick tape lost one-quarter of its stickiness.
So, I stopped into Office Depot (Office Max? I cannot tell the difference.) and picked up six years worth of supplies.
I guess it’s Office Depot because that’s what the packaging says.
Then I stacked up all my cards and chose my smallest (funniest, creepiest?) card so I could figure out where to punch the holes. I used some scrap paper to make a template.
The Paper Pro hole punch I bought billed itself as “50% easier to use than regular hole punchers.” Not sure how they figure that, but you know what, it was! The puncher never got stuck and all of the little dots stayed collected in their little cubby.
Then I grouped my cards by size and orientation so you don’t have to keep changing directions while you look through it. I also tried to avoid punching a hole directly through some sweet child’s head.
The post-it on the back of the photo is blocking the double stick tape I used to hang the photo on the fridge. This way it won’t stick to the card behind it.
Then I had my artsy husband draw a cover for me. I think you could also easily use the front of a non-photo card you received or put your own family’s card as the cover.
And now I have a little book I can pull out every year to thumb through.
It would also be fun to make one of these each year with wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invitations, cards and particularly charming thank you notes.
Seriously, twenty minutes. ARE YOU LISTENING, BED?
Do you save your Christmas cards?