I think I have a thing against scrapbooking. I'm not a big fan of the fact that you need so many expensive supplies, and I feel like I need to preface this post with that because all of you gung-ho scrapbookers are going to groan at the fact that I used a sharpie and some tape (acid-free? I have no clue!) to make this beauty!
I'm sure it could be a gazillion times more cute if one of you had made this for me, but I'm working with a teensy bit of spare time between feedings and wiping pb&j hands, so this is what you get!
I wanted a place where I could save the Christmas card that we sent out that year, any funny memories, gifts we gave, invitations from parties we threw, and make notes to myself about next year. This was really more of a practical resource than a pretty one, but we've already had the best time going back and looking at the cards from previous years... like from our first year of marriage.
and the invitation to the Christmas Cookie Exchange I hosted. (I wrote out each of the invitations on recipe cards.) It's also funny to see what we gave everyone each year.
Then there's the practical notes to myself for next year..."Don't forget to buy a couple more strands of lights at the after Christmas sales" and "Kyle's dad doesn't like desserts with peanut butter and prefers his cookies crispy."
I think I'll also start saving Owen and Trey's notes to Santa here when they are old enough to write them. It may not be pretty, but it gets the job done well!
So now the next question is what to do with everyone else's Christmas cards, I don't have the heart to throw them away. Any ideas?