After last Christmas, I followed the awesome example set by Marcia and used binder rings to put together a keepsake collection of our Christmas cards.
The girl LOVE looking through it, and it's been such a great way for them to remember our friends, especially those whom we don't see very often.
I have had the 2012 cards bound for a few weeks now, but I hadn't come up with a cover design. I recently ran across some Christmas trees that the girls had colored, and I thought that would be the perfect accent to our holiday cards.
I cut out the trees, glued them on to turquoise card stock, added "2012" [cut out on my trusty Cricut], and had it laminated for $1.79 at the office supply store.
While I was at it, I drew two simple (lopsided...don't judge!) flowers onto white card stock, and had the girls color them. [That's Baby B's on the front; Baby A's is on the back.] I added "2013", and I've started a collection of the cards the girls have gotten this year...to date for their birthday and Valentine's Day.
The girls have already spent so much time perusing their collection. I love the way it looks...and it's a whole lot better than having random piles of cards scattered throughout the play room (as we have had in past years).
Hooray for binder rings, lamination, and up-cycled artwork!!!