Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How to Organize those Christmas Cards


 So, the other day, I mentioned one of my goals on my January Checklist was to organize/de-clutter my Christmas cards that I receive each year.

And believe it or not, I have been keeping them for quite a while now just waiting to doing something with them.



In years past, I tried clipping them together with a ring to set out and enjoy. And while that was fine, we honestly didn't really look at them that way.


That's when a friend suggested PLACEMATS last year on her blog.
What a cool idea I thought.


So I ran to Hobby Lobby and grabbed a bunch of Christmas-themed scrapbook paper, along with my scissors and tape.


I figured out what length I wanted my placemats to be and simply taped the paper together on the back. (Technical I know. :)


Then I just started snipping away at all the cards until I could get them to fit the way I wanted them too. I also cut a few of the non-picture cards to add a few little embelishments. You could get as cute and detailed as you want. Then I just taped the pictures to the scrapbook paper.


I plan to laminate these with the heavy-duty laminate at Office Depot or other office supply store and use these each year throughout the Christmas season. 


What a great way to stroll down memory lane each year. 
Thanks Mandy for the great idea!! :)


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    1. Thanks! We do have a lot. Hopefully this really helps us to better enjoy them all each year. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Love your blog. I am a new follwer via GFC and would love for you to come visit and follow back! Hope you have a great day.
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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    1. Thanks so much Marcie! So glad to have you as a new follower! I will be checking out your site today! (Love the name, btw.) Have a great weekend!

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  3. wow great idea and you wil get to enjoy them so much more awesome

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm hoping this is a way to enjoy them more each year! Have a great weekend!

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