It’s February, so you’re probably wondering why I’m doing a Christmas post. But it’s more of a what-to-do-with-your-Christmas-cards post.
If you’re like me, then around this time of the year you’re wondering what to do with your Christmas cards. Do you throw them all away? Or, toss that pile of Christmas cards in a box and forget about them?
I can never bring myself to throw them away. It feels like I’d be tossing out all of that happiness, cheer and memories. But I always have a hard time figuring out what to do with them. And I have quite the paper pile up. This year, I decided to scrapbook my Christmas cards.
It’s been a while since I made a scrapbook. When scrapbooking first got popular, I was obsessed with it. But making a big 12×12 inch scrapbook got tiring. Every page started to feel like a huge project. So for my return to scrapbooking, I experimented with a smaller size. It’s 8×8 inches.
The hangup a lot of people have with scrapbooking is the expense. Buying a bunch of scrapbooking supplies can definitely get pricey. So for this book, I challenged myself to use what I had.
The only supplies I bought for this project were the album and a pack of extra page protectors. I had a packet of scrapbook squares, which are helpful but not necessary. You could just use good ol’ Elmer’s glue. From there, I used the Christmas cards and whatever else I could find.
Wrapping paper scraps, trimmings from a few stray pieces of scrapbook paper, a couple of stamps and a pen—that’s about all I used.
I had a really fun time making this little scrapbook. It feels so much more organized now that I have a special spot for all of my Christmas cards. I may have even added a few Valentine’s Day cards to the end.
Who’s ready to get scrapbooking? I’m really excited about it now. Look out for more scrapbooking posts in the future.