Well we’re back to the routine folks, and I’m not going to lie, in some ways it’s a total bummer. I may or may not still be quietly listening to Christmas music in my car to get me through the post-holiday hangover. But in other ways it’s kind of nice to see the friends who have been busy or out of town, get back to activities and feel productive again. It’s been chilly and rainy here in So Cal, which doesn’t help the fact that I’d really rather still be sitting in my jammies under the tree with a fire roaring.
On the last day before Hubby went back to work, we took down the tree, packed up the decorations, and took down the holiday cards that were hanging from our kitchen cabinets. They were just sitting on my counter in a sad little stack while I decided whether I would tuck them in a box or toss them completely.
I’ve always wanted to do something to organize my cards but I’ve also always been too lazy after the holiday season comes around. Usually the stack gets thrown in a box or drawer to be discovered years later in a spring cleaning spree and tossed or re-tucked somewhere else. But this time I decided to do something with them and I’m so glad that I did. It literally took me five minutes and cost me absolutely nothing. I put our holiday card on top and can put my fun little book away to look back on and compare in the future. Now I just have to find the stacks from previous years and do the same to declutter and cherish forever.
I’m calling this a tutorial but let’s be honest folks, this was a pretty easy one. Enjoy!
1) Gather cards and organize them in the format that you’d like them in the booklet
2) Punch one hole in the top corner of each card
3) Run the ribbon through the hole and tie a double knot, leaving some extra room to allow you to flip through the cards in the future.