Here are a few suggestions for keeping your Christmas Cards under control.
Single Sided Photo Cards are getting more and more popular. Many of us display these in our homes during the holiday season and then are at a loss with what do with them after the season. My first suggestion is that you cut the return address from the envelope they came in and tape it to the back of the photo card. That way you will have all the addresses should you ever lose your Christmas Card list and/or if somebody has moved during the year you will have thier current address. Depending on how many of these cards you get each year, you may want to start a separate and easy to maintain "Friends from Far Away" Album. This simple album can get stored way each year and come out just at Christmas Time. You'll be able to look at the images friends send year after year and see how the families have changed.
Storing Christmas Cards
If guilt gets the better of you and you prefer not to throw your Christmas Cards away each year, just bundle them up at the end of the holiday season, tie the bundle with a festive ribbon, add a tag with the year on it store them with your Christmas decorations. Each year when you decorate for the holidays, bring out the bundles and place them around your home as part of your holiday decorations. Not only will they be a pretty addtion to your holiday decorations, you can untie the bundles and look through the cards. If you save the envelopes you'll be able to add store the cards in the envelopes and that creates and even prettier bundle.