Tuesday, January 24

Saving Precious Paper

Okay, I am one of those people that saves things. Not everything! But I do save cards and fun little tidbits that people have given me.

Where have all those little mementos been? Here in these boxes...

This is how I solved my memento issue...

I bought metal 'album' rings from Michaels in two different sizes. I got some larger ones and some smaller ones. Then I proceeded to punch holes in all of my cards in order to string them like a book onto the metal rings.

I absolutely love the way they turned out. I have them organized by different categories...

I have one for holidays... including Valentine's Day, Easter, and Christmas.

I have one for my race tags.

I have one for my high-school and college mementos like notes, cards, and pictures that my friends and roommates gave me.

See the envelope in the upper right picture? You can add fun things like that to hold items
I have one for our engagement cards.

Thought I would include this close up of our Save the Dates... because I love them!

I have two for our wedding cards.

I left my birthday card-book back home in Texas, since I knew I wouldn't be adding to it until this summer.
Also, I left my 'Jordan' book at home too. It has all the cards and fun stuff that Jordan gave to me while we were dating.

Other ideas for these card-books:
  • Saving Save-the-dates and wedding invitations from friends (I am starting this... since we already have 5 on our fridge for this year and at least three more to come!)
  • Christmas Pictures that you get in the mail from everyone!
  • Awards and honors that your children have won
  • Can you think of any??
Needless to say, this is such a simple fun little thing to do! People will think your super crafty if they see one laying out on your table!

Thought I would just share my cutesy new way to save all my little paper mementos. It brightens my day to see them sometimes! All the color and the notes written in them bring pure joy!


  1. Aww what a fun idea!! In middle school and high school I saved EVERYTHING. This would be an awesome way to keep all of those things sorted and together. :)

    PS. Thanks so much for adding my button to your favorites page. I am truly honored!! xoxo

  2. This is the cutest best way I've ever seen them stored!!:) Seriously such a great idea..I have mine poured in a box:/