Countdown: Saving Season’s Greetings

Welcome to Day 2 of our Countdown to 2010 … just four more days to go before we’re celebrating (and logging) the New Year!!!

Before the New Year can arrive, there’s still some memory preserving to deal with for the present one. Take those holiday cards and letters, for example…

Even though it’s much easier than it used to be to keep in touch with family and friends now that there’s email and social applications like Facebook & Twitter, I still love getting the family photos, pretty cards & year-end “wrap-up” letters in the mail this time each year. And even though it always feels a bit overwhelming in the holiday hustle and bustle, I even enjoy putting a letter together from our own family. By the way, here’s ours from this year.

And of course, being a person who can’t throw anything away that 1) includes a photo or 2) might help preserve a memory, I was always wishing for a better way to save all of those wonderful greetings of the season.

For years, I pretty much just tossed the pile of cards & letters in a drawer with the thought that “someday” I would do something with them. But then finally about a year ago, I came up with a better solution, which I shared via my personal blog in this post.

A year later, I’m very glad I took the time to start this album. I’ve already enjoyed comparing this year’s photos and letters to those from last year and have found it much easier to keep track of who’s who and what’s what in the extended family by having everything all in one place.

Give it a try – or come up with your own variation. And if you have your own system already or have other ideas to share, please do so … we’d love to hear them!

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Coming up in tomorrow’s Countdown to 2010: Photo-A-Day Ideas

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  1. scrappysue says:

    Oh, I Love this idea (and I keep everything too!). Thanks for sharing, I may have to give this a go!

  2. scrappysue says:

    Oh, I Love this idea (and I keep everything too!). Thanks for sharing, I may have to give this a go!

  3. This is a great idea Kristen! I’ve been trying to figure out how to preserve all the Christmas Cards we get, cause I’m just like you – I can’t stand to throw them away! Thanks for the tip!

  4. This is a great idea Kristen! I’ve been trying to figure out how to preserve all the Christmas Cards we get, cause I’m just like you – I can’t stand to throw them away! Thanks for the tip!

  5. winkasheart says:

    Love this idea! I may have to go out and get a sealer, lol. I have been making some 11×8.5 pages this past year and I haven’t been able to find any page protectors that size, and this will work beautifully for that also! And I think I will make a book like this too for my cards and letters! Thanks for sharing this!

  6. winkasheart says:

    Love this idea! I may have to go out and get a sealer, lol. I have been making some 11×8.5 pages this past year and I haven’t been able to find any page protectors that size, and this will work beautifully for that also! And I think I will make a book like this too for my cards and letters! Thanks for sharing this!

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