12.21.2009

Christmas Card Organization

What do you do with all those Christmas Cards and Photo Cards that you've been receiving this holiday season?  Keeping them, Sorting them, Storing them,....can present a little challenge.
 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.

3 comments:

  1. I have made a banner that hangs on the wall with clear pockets down the middle and festive material, ribbons and flowers for the season.

    I slide the new Christmas pics in as they come for all to see and then put them away with the other decorations to be pulled out next year and replaced one at a time as the new ones come.

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  2. Tiffany, I love the idea of the card "bundles!" Great idea for those who cannot throw their cards away! (I am not one of those. Am kind of in-between! I can throw some away but HAVE to keep some as well.) Will be sharing this idea on the Forums I frequent! TY!

    Love the blog. Fits my Virgo brain! LOL

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