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January 10, 2013

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My very first post on My Friend Betty Says was on saving the precious holiday cards we receive each year. I can’t believe I’m here again and ready to share another simple idea with you.

We have not taken down any Christmas decorations yet but I took down the cards today. I become very sad at the end of the holiday season as we pack up and store away the delicate ornaments, the soft stockings and of course the beautiful photo cards. Most of them are of gorgeous children dressed in their best! What makes me really happy is reading the messages again and thinking of making a super tiny project out of everyone’s hard work and money.

Thanks to Pinterest for the simple idea of hole-punching and stringing some ribbon through the cards!

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I sorted the cards by shape…

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…used leftover ribbon (and my favorite color) from Santi’s music party...

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…and placed them on our coffee table!

We can now enjoy those cute little faces throughout the year!

What do you do with your photo cards? Would love to hear some more ideas!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Maritza January 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I saw the same thing on Pinterest and I am going to do the same thing. I love it and love Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Heather January 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I spotted Jake in that pile ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this idea Betty, very creative!

  • Reply Caro January 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I too keep all photo cards and have them saved in a box. I like your pintrest idea, I’ll have to try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Caro, I’m afraid the paper will change…so I prob. have to invest in a good photo box by the summer, I suppose! xoxo
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  • Reply Liz A January 11, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Great idea Betty. I love Pinterest too. I told my husband that I want my own craft room one day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love getting ideas from the internet and recreating them.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

      ooooh! A craft room! I’m definitely not that crafty but I would love a room to just organize the kid’s art supplies!!
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  • Reply Monica January 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

    OH, I LOVE this idea! But I don’t get enough cards to do this ๐Ÿ™
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  • Reply Nancy January 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Amazing idea, I have all my cards under a cabinet in a box and I love to see them once in a while , this year I went throught the cards I got last year just to see how people had change since last year and itwas nice to compare, unfortunately I did not get as many cards as last year, I hope 2013 I get so much more, I wish…

  • Reply Frosty Weekend January 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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