Sunday, December 07, 2008

Christmas 2007

Today I've probably been doing much the same as you - writing out Christmas cards. I keep all the cards I received last year and get them out to see who to send cards to this year. It saves keeping a list. Then I recycle them and await the fun of receiving this years cards.
But today, inspired by a photo in Alisa Golden's Unique Handmade Books, I bound them all together into a little book.
There are some gorgeous handmade cards by some little people I used to work with at school in there as well as a couple from dear friends and relatives who are no longer here this Christmas. I think that was what really made me want to make the book.
I haven't actually done any binding using this method before. There are lots of mistakes and it's a bit dodgy in places, but I love it!


craftydiane said...

I love the idea of making a book out of your Christmas cards! I save all my cards every year and now, thanks to you, I have found a great way to keep them where I can just flip through them and see them again!
Have a Blessed Day,

melanie said...

this is a *very* cool idea!

tanaudel said...

I *love* this idea. I've been thinking of making little single-signature sketch/note/list books using cards as the cover, but not of using the cards as the pages. Hmmm...

Jan Allsopp said...

Thanks Diane, melanie and Kathleen! I will definitely be doing this again. I think I'm going to do a whole year of cards for my next one - all cards from the year, not just Christmas ones alone.

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a great idea! I feel guilty just tossing the cards with the heartfelt messages.