Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What to do with last years Christmas cards

what can I do with last years Christmas cards

If you are anything like me you have a bit of guilt when it comes time to take, toss, or store the Christmas cards you received last year. I personally feel a huge sense of responsibility to save them....no, I'm not a hoarder! I just figure people took the time, effort and money to send me a card and I can't just toss them. This past January I got to thinking about it and came up with a neat way to save those cards without investing a lot of money or space into it! So gather up those cards and grab a paper hole punch while you are at it.
what can I do with last years Christmas cards

I sorted my cards first by size...it just made it a little bit easier to punch holes in them. Get your kids involved and have them help you sort by size.
I took three or four cards at a time and punched two holes into each of the cards.  If your kids are old enough (and strong enough) have them help you with this too.
what can I do with last years Christmas cards

I then printed out 2011 Christmas Cards on a pretty Christmas patterned piece of paper. You can get crafty with this and make it as fancy as you want...in order to save time I just used a piece of printed paper.
what can I do with last years Christmas cards

Secure the cards to ring clips (found at any office supply store) or zip ties. I used ring clips because I like that I can add, subtract or take them out if I wanted to. I like to keep mine under my coffee table throughout the years so people that stop over can glance through them, if they want.
what can I do with last years Christmas cards
This is also a great way to teach your younger kids who's who of your friends and family throughout the year!

What do you normally do with your old Christmas cards?


  1. This is such a cute idea! I will definitely have to remember it in the coming years when I receive more holiday cards/pictures. Thank you for sharing!


  2. I love this idea! I need to start doing this.


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