What to do with all those wedding cards?

DIY DIY
Guestpost by ellyiar on Aug 30th

It's been a couple months since my wedding now and I am ALMOST done with Thank You cards and cleaning up. One thing that came up as I was organizing and getting life back to normal was what to do with the mass amount of beautiful and thoughtful cards we received. It seemed a shame to just throw them away or put them in a box which I would probably never look in again. So, I had and then implemented two ideas that I think turned out rather well…

1. Wall art:

A lot of the cards are so pretty and colorful, so I thought they'd make awesome decorations. I bought these clips on Amazon, then printed pictures of flowers from the wedding and cut out just the flower part to superglue on the front of the clips. Then I stuck the clips to the wall and slid the cards in.

I figure as other holidays come up and we receive more cards I can switch the old cards out for new ones. So it's a fun, seasonal display.

2. Wedding scrapbook:

I am a big scrapbooker, so I always knew I'd be making my own scrapbook/album for the wedding. I normally just use spiral sketchbooks and don't bother with anything on the cover, but I wanted to do something more special for the wedding. I spent a lot of time shopping around for a blank notebook with a nice cover that felt right, but couldn't find anything. So, eventually, I just bought a new sketchbook and decided to use a collage of the wedding cards as the cover and put my sentiments on the inside.

I went through all the cards cutting out my favorite images and messages until I had a pile of each. Then I used the images for the front and back covers (with a picture from the wedding of course) and put the messages on the inside. I think it turned out really well and now I'll get to keep and remember the cards forever.

Here's another idea for what to do with wedding cards. Now, what did you guys do with YOUR wedding cards?

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About ellyiar

I'm a writer. I live in a farmhouse on a relatively big lot in LA that my fiance is attempting to turn into a farm (we have bees! He wants chickens...) I'm on the verge of hippy-ness myself. I scrapbook and sew and write and garden.

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