This Wedding Wednesday blog post has been brought to you by the letter “C” for cards. Shortly after our engagement, we received a few cards congratulating us on the big news. Naturally, I wanted to keep them. Remember that anti-hoarder post a week or so ago? Yeah…that goes out the window when it comes to our wedding. I wanted to keep the cards and I wanted to keep them in a super organized, interesting way. So here we have our cards:
I saw on Pinterest how some people were keeping their cards by punching a couple holes in the cards and looping a couple of binder rings around them making a little notebook out of the cards. I loved the idea and rolled with it armed with a package of 12 binder rings, which cost about $4 from Staples:
The process was so easy…so easy a caveman could do it. Sorry, I couldn’t help it. I have an uncanny ability to work in cheesy television commercials whenever possible. I punched a couple of holes in the cards using my three hole punch:
I made sure that I didn’t always line up the cards along the bottom every time (or the top) so the cards would have a more staggered look once they were on the rings. After punching the cards, I simply looped the binder rings through the holes:
The card collection is a little sparse and I used rings that were a little too big right now, but there’s room to grow. I figure the card collection will grow into the rings (kind of like how when you get older you slowly grow into those mom jeans). But I like that I have it in place and all ready to go so as we collect more cards, I can simply add them to the pile. I’m also putting them in chronological order (not to be confused with map-o-logical order talked about back here) withe the most recent card on top. The bottom cards are actually my birthday cards from Colby and Goose since the Colb-ster proposed on my birthday, making those cards extra special. The birthday cards are followed by engagement cards and I’m anticipating later adding shower and wedding cards after that. A mass of wedding related cards in one neat little, notebook-ish place.