Actually, the title of this post is a bit of a misnomer. I saw this idea on Pinterest and never pinned it, simply hoping that I would remember it. And I did.
Ahhhhhhh. The never-ending quest to find the perfect way to display all of those Christmas cards (or, if you're getting cards from people like me, Happy New Year's cards). I love keeping the cards I get every year, but I never know what to do with them. Where to put them? How to display them? I really don't like setting them up on the furniture for display, because that creates clutter, and I do believe we all know how I feel about clutter. Every year I get a few with great illustrations that I intend to frame and hang up the next Christmas. In six years of married Christmases, this has never happened. So when I stumbled upon an idea for keeping and displaying Christmas cards I
pinned it away for future use stared at it for a very long time in hopes of remembering it. Yeah, I know, so much for organization. Well, it just so happens that not only did I remember it, but I also had everything on hand needed to make this pin! I had a huge stack of Christmas cards, a three-hole punch, and binder rings.
Ta da! Christmas card dilemma solved! I can do this every year with my cards and simply set them out in later years as "coffee table books." Not my idea, folks, but nevertheless a brilliant one. Clutter is managed and all those hours I log over at Pinterest are all the more justified.