Christmas Card Pile Up

I’ve been without my fancy camera for many days now. 
My husband took it with him on a trip and is literally
on a plane back to me right now with it!
(So that explains the pictures from my last post.)

Anyway, I’ve missed having it at hand.
(Him too, of course!)

All of that is really irrelevant.
(Sorry for wasting your time!)

Is there anyone else like me that has a hard time throwing away cards from an important occassion or even some Christmas cards?

It’s one of my weaknesses.
I don’t even know why. 
But it’s reality.  I have many, many, many cards amongst my belongings.

Cards from when we got married,
cards from when our kids were born,
birthday cards,
Christmas cards,
random cards.

I shared a while ago how much I love getting handwritten notes in the mail.
Maybe that’s why I tend to keep them.

I’m not this way with most things.
I’m not big on holding on to useless junk.

I have a Christmas card from when I was in first grade.
My grandfather (“Poppop”) signed it the morning before he passed away.
I will never get rid of it.

I have many Christmas and birthday cards from my grandmother (“Mommom”)
where she simply signed “With love, Mommom”.
That’s all that she ever wrote. 
Not until I lived with her did I realize why she never wrote more than that.
It’s because she took HOURS to pick out each card, to be sure they said
exactly what she wanted.
I will never get rid of them.

I have cards that so many people have sent me at different times in my life that encouraged me, and it may sound silly to many of you, but
I will never get rid of them. 


When I saw this idea, it was just for me!
My sister has already organized her cards like this…

You just use your hole puncher and binding rings to make books of cards that make it easy to flip through and enjoy the memories.


So, after the holidays are over, and it’s time to take down the cards and decide which ones to toss and which ones to keep, here’s an option for you!

I hope you are enjoying your week leading up to Christmas!!

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  1. cindy says:

    I LOVE this idea! :)

  2. Jenna says:

    I’m a card saver too. Words – they hold such special meaning! And this is really a neat idea! I’ve got stacks of Christmas cards from years past that just pile up in my Christmas bins. Now I know what I need to do with them. :)

  3. Terri Schultz says:

    Having a mom who spent so much time making cards, and teach others to make them probably further biased you! I like your idea.

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