Ideas for Saving Holiday Cards

It’s one of the best things leading up to the Holidays, right!? Checking the mail each day wondering whose cards you’ll receive next. I love seeing what everyone has been up to throughout the year (even if they are on Facebook). But come January I just don’t have the heart to throw all those cards away. So, we’ve decided to save them! Here are some great and creative ideas for saving your holiday cards each year in ways that you will enjoy for years to come!

Holiday Card Book

This is by far the most popular and simplest idea I’ve come across! Simply punch holes in the cards and either put together with binder rings or tie together with ribbon. You can make a consistent cover that you can change the date on each year and print out. I really love the look behind this concept from eighteen25. You can find these binder rings online at Amazon or any office supply store.

Christmas Card Book (eighteen25)
Christmas Card Book (eighteen25)

Holiday Card Binder or Scrapbook

For the very creative (and more ambitious), you can get a blank scrapbook and document each Christmas however you see fit. It’s homemade and sure to be memorable to look at! Plus you can get your kids in on decorating the pages. What fun it would be to look back over the years and see how your kids’ handwriting has changed each year. It would be great to include your kids’ Christmas lists, school crafts, and other special things from the Holidays. I really liked this post from Cleverly Simple.

Scrapbook (cleverly simple)
Scrapbook (cleverly simple)

A less expensive idea is to pick up a binder and fill it with sheet protectors. Just slide cards into the sheet protectors and make a binder cover for each year! Super easy!!! Check out this post from Tatertots and Jello for lots of ideas on how to get organized after the Holidays!

Document Digitally

This is my favorite idea because I love technology and less clutter! Take a picture of each card you get. You could even use an app like Artkive (see my blog about archiving your kid’s artwork). Along with other pictures you take around the Holidays, you can then make a nice, neat book each year that looks professional and set them out on the coffee table during the holiday season. I also LOVE this idea from Ashley Ann Photography. Make the pictures of your Christmas cards the photo that pops up when that person calls you! Too cute!

photo of cards (ashley ann Photo)
Digital Images of Holiday Cards (ashley ann Photo)

Do you save your Holiday Cards!?  Let us know how your family does it.

Kacey Roache
Kacey Roache is a Jacksonville native who lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, TJ, and her three kids, Lucy, Lucas and Lola. Kacey graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a degree in interior design. She is passionate about the arts and arts education and has served on the board of Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation for the Arts, Christ Church Creative Academy as well as the PTOs at her kids' school. In her spare time you might find her channeling her inner Serena Williams on the tennis court, performing in community theater, or enjoying the beach with her friends and family. Follow her family's chaos on Instagram: @kaceyroachepvb


  1. I save all of mine, but they are sitting in a stack in my drawer year after year. I never thought to make a scrapbook or even put in a binder. Thank you for the great ideas. I’m going to make it happen by Christmas next year. 😉


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