Happy 2017! I woke up this morning and felt the exact same as I did the day before! I guess that's what marriage does to you! I am still madly in love with my husband and we still have a beautiful baby girl dog! Life is good! I hope everyone else had a wonderful New Years Eve. I'm sure some people are waking up this morning or afternoon thinking why in the world did I pay so much money on a hang over. Possibly a little to much champagne starting off the new year! We went to my parents house this afternoon and cleaned house on some new years lunch full with greens, black-eyed peas, cabbage, shrimp and grits, and cornbread! I don't think I left any of the goodness out!
Speaking of this New Years, that means our Christmas stuff is now over. I don't know about you, but I wait till the last day to take my stuff down and put up. So sadly the time has come. This brings me to the point of Christmas cards. I love receiving Christmas cards! There is so much to look at and to read. I enjoy hearing from everyone. I just can't get myself to throw them away rspecially knowing that the picture cards have a lot of hard work that is put into them. Also, the beautiful Christmas cards without pictures are picked out by the ones we love and has a handwritten note just for me. This is why I decided last year that I was going to keep them!
This is what I do. I make mine in to books each year and store them in a cute decretive box. This way you can go through them and have all the memorites and look at all the creativeness that goes into making a Christmas card.
These are the things you will need to make your Christmas card book:
* Cardstock paper (I get a large pack of white 5.5x7.5)
* book rings
* hole punch
* a pen of choice
* and Christmas cards
First take two cardstock papers and about an inch down from both ends make a hole with the hole punch. then use one of the papers to line up with your cards and make the same holes in those as well. Then when you are finished hole punching. Its simple. Just open your book rings. Put the fist cardstock paper in then file in your Christmas cards the way you like them. I put the handwritten cards first then family picture cards and on top I put our Christmas card! Then take the top carstock paper and write whatever you would like. Examples: Christmas Cards (year), Merry Christmas ( year), Christmas card book ( year), etc. Then close the book rings and there you have it!
That's it! I hope you enjoy and if you make your own feel free to share with me!