Friday, October 23, 2020

Greeting Cards

 I have saved every greeting card the hubs has ever given to me, 
and there are a lot.
He wrote to me when I was 18 and in Nursing School, I have every single note and card.
I am a card person, my family knows that...I much prefer a card over a gift.
Son Michael always sends me two cards on holidays.
One sweet and mushy one, telling me what an awesome mom I am,
and one funny card, depicting something humorous from his younger years.
I have all of the cards the boys have given to me also,
they are in a scrapbook.

I needed to do something with the cards the hubs has given me. 
Get them out of the very big chest they are in and find a way to display them.
What's the point of saving them if you never see them anyway.

Easy, peasy, I made them into a book of sorts.
Of course, 
I will be making a lot more of these, if I plan on doing it with all of the cards I have saved.

This "book" starts with 2014 and ends now.
There are 26 cards, that's what fit comfortably on the binder rings.

It opens and lays flat, and it is a great way to put the cards out so we can enjoy them.

I would have preferred to start with the oldest cards and work forward,
but that would have been a little harder.

It's a big chest and those old cards are on the bottom.
I would have to take them all out...they would have gotten all out of order,
and I think that would have overwhelmed me.

So...I started at the top of the box,
spread them all out and put them in holiday order for each year.
Holes punched to accommodate the binder rings, ribbon tied to those rings and it was done.

I have been wanting to do this for years and I am so happy that I started this project.
And to answer Marie's question from yesterday...
I don't really go anywhere, I have all the time in the world and I use it wisely!


R's Rue said...

Love it.

Changes in the wind said...

What a great idea! You always come up with wonderful ways to display your collections.

Anonymous said...

That could keep you busy for a few weeks, at least! And then you need more bookshelves.

Marie Smith said...

What a great project! Great idea too.

eileeninmd said...

You are creative, making an book out of your cards is a great idea. It looks cute. You do have a lot of cards, you will be busy. But, it looks like a fun busy! Take care, wishing you a great day and a happy weekend!

Catsngrams said...

That is the greatest idea. We get a lot of cards and I love them but have never thought what to do with them. Now you have given me an idea. Thank you so much. Happy book making and God bless.

Ashley said...

that fact that you saved every card your husband wrote you is PRECIOUS.
i am also a lover of letters...both giving and receiving. i have a big treasure box full of notes and cards from loved ones. and now many from my own hubby as well.
loved this...thank you for sharing. <3

Sally said...

Debbie - you're about the most 'thinking' person I know; always coming up with projects I never would have thought about. Good for you!


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, love this, Debbie! Such a creative way to display your precious cards! I save cards, too and this idea is perfect. Thanks for sharing your creativity! x

LeAnn said...

Oh, my dear friend, I do think we are a lot a like. I have saved all my cards too. I have many letters too from my hubby. We started dating as Junior's in High School and then he served a two year mission. I love how you are odng this. Here you go inspiring me again to start a similar projects. Sending lots of hugs on this one.

Angie said...

Debbie - wow. I usually keep my cards around for a while, but ALL OF THEM! That's impressive. I do have all the love letters that my husband wrote me while we were dating/engaged. Good for you to make a start on this project! It looks lovely!

Kim said...

Oh my, that is a lot of cards you have treasured! To think from the age of 18 until fabulous! I have saved my cards from my husband and girls, too. I will have to do something about collating them and putting them all together. Debbie, you have inspired me.

Lowcarb team member said...

Over the years I have kept special cards and it is so lovely to look back at them.
Your idea is certainly a good one.

Enjoy your weekend, our weather is very wet at the moment.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

I certainly love this idea, I have mine in boxes, and look at them from time to time but they would be better to have them all on a ring, thanks for sharing!