Greeting Card Keepsake Book

Hey dolls! Happy Wednesday! This week my niece and nephew are visiting for their Spring Break. They are 11 and 9 years old, so it’s been lots of board games, fun movies, going out to eat and what not. While I’m off entertaining kiddos I have an easy but awesome organizational craft for you!!!

We all receive greeting cards for various holidays, then there’s those sweet cards you got last year for your birthday, or when you had your baby, or any other special occasion really. If you’re like me you want to save those sweet mementos from your loved ones, but there’s not a whole lot of space for that so they end up tossed in a box in the closet not to be seen until the next occasion when you add a few more… So, why not make a Greeting Card Keepsake Book and actually save those cards in an organized way!?!

what to do with old greeting cards

It’s really a simple project. I made mine just sitting on my couch while watching an episode of Pioneer Woman. ;) I used the cards we received at our wedding and my bridal shower. Yes, that was nearly two years ago now… oops… I separated the cards from the envelopes and then threw the envelopes away. They take up a lot of space FYI.

Then I used a hole punch to punch two holes in each card. I purchased a set of book binder rings, found in the office section of my Wal-Mart and bound the cards together. See?! So easy! Now I have two little books from my wedding and bridal shower of sweet notes from our dearest friends and family! You know, instead of a stack of random cards just floating around in a box that nobody ever gets to enjoy!

Your turn! What do you do with your old cards? Do you stash them in a box? Toss them right away?? It took me forever to get around to doing this easy project, so trust me, I won’t judge! ;)

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Comments

  1. Cute idea! I’m terrible…………….the only cards I save are the homemade ones. I usually display other cards for a few weeks, then in the trash they go. I have saved cards from our wedding, baby gift cards; only the ones that have a really special meaning. Now I know what to do with the ones I did save. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      I’ll be honest… the only ones I had kept were the ones from our wedding and bridal shower. I did have some from my graduation saved for a long time, but I threw those all away when I moved back in college… Other than that I save them for the season and display them, then toss them out. But some, like wedding cards or baby cards are too sentimental to toss.

  2. I love this, it’s one of my favorite ideas. I have so many cards that I just cant throw away!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      This really gives them a clean look and saves you lots of space! You should definitely try it!!!

  3. How cute is this! And what a great idea to do with the kids! (I have a niece and nephew the same age that comes up to say with us all the time, too.) Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      This is one of those super easy crafty things that you can do with anyone, but it’s also one of those things you don’t really think about doing… Thanks for the visit today Gloria!!

  4. Ingrid Robinson says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting this idea. I have seen something similar on Pinterest. Last night I sorted all my greeting cards and will do this project this weekend. I have some cards that are way bigger than others and others way too small. I like how your books look so neat and kind of even in size.

    Thank you

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks for the visit today Ingrid! I just made sure to intersperse the larger cards with the smaller ones so they end up looking more uniform. Excited this gave you a little bit of inspiration!

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