One of the wonderful delights of the holiday season for me is getting cards in the mail. I love all the pictures, the sentiments…and if you really want to make me swoon, a hand-written note makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. My girls, now almost five, get just as excited to see what treasures are in the mailbox this time of year.
For the past several years, inspired by the amazing Marcia at The 123 Blog, I’ve been preserving our holiday cards in a simple binder ring folder.
I use a hole punch to make holes in the cards (being as careful as possible to avoid our friends’ faces…you can see I didn’t always do such a stellar job!). You can find binder rings at the craft store or the office supply store.
The 2013 binder is a collection of cards the girls received throughout the year, from birthday, to Easter, to invitations to birthday parties and thank-you notes from friends.
Our girls LOVE to look through our card collection. It’s a great way to remind them of our friends and family, many of whom we don’t see very often.
What do you do with the cards you receive during the year? Do your kiddos like to hang onto every single invitation (the way mine do!)?
MandyE is mom to almost-five year old fraternal twin girls. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.