Frugal bookmarks

Last year we started a new tradition by taping all the photo holiday cards to the back of our son's art easel as they arrived. They stayed there all year long and he'd often ask who all those kids were and we'd talk about how we knew them and whether or not he had ever met each of them. He's 2 1/2 so I love that he's learning the faces of the cousins and family friends that live far away and he hasn't had a chance to meet yet. I think my most favorite is when he points to his great aunt's picture (who he has met but it was when he was 10 months old) and he says, "That nice lady gave me a blanket that I used when I was a little baby." She did indeed and I'm glad he knows that.

The non-photo cards get tossed in a basket so we can reread them after the holidays but then what? Well, this year I got a tip from a blog I like to read, The Frugal Girls about how to use those pretty Christmas cards that would otherwise likely just be sent to the recycle bin. They make them into bookmarks! Here's the post: How to Make Homemade Bookmarks.

And here are the bookmarks I made today:

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3 comments:

  1. These are awesome!! I just might have to start doing this!

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  2. Thanks Camille. Another suggestion I read was to cut off the flap of the card to use as a postcard. I'm so excited to load these into my nightstand, no more dog-eared books for me!!

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  3. Thanks Camille. Another suggestion I read was to cut off the flap of the card to use as a postcard. I'm so excited to load these into my nightstand, no more dog-eared books for me!!

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