One of my favorite things about the holiday is getting holiday cards in the mail. I love that so many people send out photo cards, I love seeing how everyone's families grow and change!! When I was laid up, on the couch this past December one of my favorite parts of the day was when my husband went to get the mail. He would come back with a stack of cards everyday and give them to me to open. I loved opening each and every one! So when we cleaned up after the holidays, there is NO way I can throw any of those fabulous cards away. I have seen a couple of different versions of Holiday Card Albums on pinterest. So I decided to whip up my own version.
I had some 12x12 sheets of chipboard that I cut down just a little bit bigger than my biggest card. I cut some Pink Paislee paper to the right size and modpodged it (is that even a verb??) to the chipboard pieces. I then just made a super simple title page.
I punched holes in the chipboard. I lined up each holiday card to those holes and punched holes in each card. I searched around for about 30 minutes looking for jump rings and then attached the whole thing together into a book.
I put our family card on the first page because honestly, I always think i'm going to make a layout using our own holiday card...and I never do. Now it's nice and safe in my album.
I love how it's big and the cards all all different shapes and sized and stick out all funny, but are still contained in the book.
I am so happy to have these all in one place!! I know I have a few previous years of cards stashed someplace. I really need to find them and make books for each year. I know they will be fun to take out over the years and look through them. And it was a fairly easy project. The biggest pain was just punching the holes in all the cards. But well worth it.
Hope you're having a great first week of 2012...thanks for stopping by!