Since 2004 I’ve taken our holiday cards and created layouts that showcase bits of the images collaged together in a celebration of the season.
It’s a fun way to do something with those cards other than storing or recycling.
No journaling, just a bunch of squares and a couple rectangles. I use a square punch (the purple Clever Lever Craft Punch from Marvy is the one I used this year) to get the squares all the same size. This year I also hand cut some images to make them 2x the size of the single square punch.
Last year I did a big post on this topic that included all my holiday card layouts going back to 2004. It’s a good read if you’re interested in learning more about why I do this and seeing six years of examples.
Here’s a look at my 2010 two-page spread:
My friend Bob, the guy in the second row from the bottom with the pretty girl and the dog, wrote me a note with their card this year that they upped the size of their photo so they could take up more real estate on my layout this year. Here you go Bob!
And the other side:
The big photo on this page is my sweet niece Gabrielle. Look at those eyes. Can’t wait to see them in March for Spring Break.
Hope you have a great weekend!