Monday, September 28, 2015

The Postcard Collection...

Every time the hubs and I take a trip, even a day trip,
we try to purchase a few postcards, to send home before we leave.

The hubs sents his to me, I send mine to him.
We each write a line or two about our favorite parts of the day or trip.
I slap a stamp on them (I keep stamps in my purse)
and we mail them home before we leave, so they are postmarked
from wherever we were.
We don't peek at what the other wrote...
A few days later, it's really fun to receive snail mail, that we have
usually forgotten about and then to read the highlights each of us wrote about.

We started doing this in 2010.
I was keeping them in a long glass container but I really wanted
to make them into a book,

here's what I came up with!!

 I used wood for the covers, so the book would stand up...

I inked the exposed edges of the wood, just to give it a little interest.
 For the covers, 
I just decoupaged one postcard on both the front and one on the back cover.

  Lining up the postcards, I punched 2 holes in each postcard...

 and used binder rings (I purchased mine in Staples) to hold it all together.
This way, it is easy to view both the front and back side
of the postcards, so we can easily read what we wrote.

 I tied a bunch of pretty ribbons to the binder rings..

 which easily open up, to accept postcards from future trips!!

This is the back of the book.

Super easy and now displayed on the coffee table, 
where we can always look back and remember
all our fun trips!

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  1. WOW! How I think this is a verr romantic thing to do sending each other postccards when you are away. Now your creactivity amazes me. This is a lovely way t keep them all safe. So beautifully done Debbie.

  2. Hello Debbie, what a cute and lovely idea. First just sending the postcard is fun and then your crafty postcard books look awesome. They are great ways to remember all your fun times. Thanks for sharing! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  3. Oh you are so clever this is awesome. I love the thought of looking back in time at what fun you had. Hug B

  4. Clever. But that is what we have come to expect from you. Must be so fun to get the mail.

  5. awww...the more personal the gift...the more meaningful :O]

  6. Now that is such a good idea.
    I love sending and receiving cards / postcards ... it is so nice to say hello.

    Hope you have a good week.

    All the best Jan

  7. I think this is one of the most delightful ideas I have seen in a very long time. True treasures. Love it.

  8. That is amazing Debbie!!! I love that and those pictures are wonderful. You are just so creative and so amazing!

  9. Now that's got to be the best journal of love I've ever seen! You are truly a remarkable lady, and it matters not even when you discover things through other channels/folks and such, you always include us as well by sharing. Spreading goodness! That's you Debbie!

  10. You are so amazingly clever, Debbie. I love that!! :)


  11. You clever girl you! The whole thing is wonderful . The way you do the postcards AND your great idea for saving an displaying them.

  12. It is nice to collect postcards. Like it.


  13. Ohhhh such a sweet idea. I love your postcards that you post each other, and how you have combined them in your book.

  14. What a neat idea! Did you see my purple barn?

  15. Not only is sending postcards the sweetest idea I've ever heard of but how you are showcasing them is just brilliant :)

  16. I think that's just about the best idea I ever heard of!!!

  17. Oh my goodness Debbie, that is such a neat idea and love that you did the covers out of wood and applied postcards to them, great way to be able to add more and your idea of both of you writing without seeing what the other has written and to see it days later to share the trip again is just a fantastic idea, oh how I wish you would have posted this before I left for our vacation. Thanks for the great idea for the future trips!

  18. Brilliant and beautiful idea for your collection of postcards. I also love the idea of sending yourselves cards!

  19. This makes an adorable book to flip through often. I also like your idea to each write a postcard and send it home--putting fun back in the mailbox!

  20. Oh Debbie, I love, love, LOVE this! WHat a beautiful idea and using wood to help it stand up is brilliant :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful creativity with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  21. This is such a great idea!!! How sweet of you & your Hubby to do this! Pinned!

  22. You come up with some wonderful ideas and this one is so cool.

  23. Debbie, how did I miss this? Such a clever idea and I love it.

  24. Debbie, I LOVE this!!!! It's such a great and fun idea! You should leave the link in a comment on their post. I'm saving this idea. It's wonderful! Thank you so much for emailing it to me.

  25. And, I'm going to pin it. I might have to make up a new Pinterest board just for ideas like this!

  26. Thanks for putting a link in to your post of today for this one, I love your ideas :D)

  27. What a wonder idea. Everytime someone went somewhere they would bring Caleb back a postcard. When he was younger he liked the idea but at 16 he has lost interest and they are all at my home! This would be so cool to put them together like this and maybe when he is older yet he will enjoy them put together like this.