DIY Christmas Card Coffee Table Book

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stop right there! Don’t throw away those beautiful Christmas cards that you received from your family and friends. I’m here to share a method I’ve been using to preserve the beautiful memories instead of having them end up in the trash.

DIY Christmas Card Coffee Table Book

There are more times than I’d like to admit when I simply didn’t know what to do with the Christmas cards I received and I just trashed them. The horror!!! I absolutely hated throwing away the precious cards, knowing how much time and money went into sending them out. However, I simply didn’t know what to do with them.
And then it hit me…create a coffee table type of book with the gorgeous pictures and I can enjoy everyone’s smiling faces all year long.

Creating the book is simple!
All you need are the following supplies:
-Christmas cards from family and friends
-a single hole punch
-a binder ring (you can buy a big pack from Staples or any office supply store)

To create this easy coffee table book, here are the few basic steps I follow:
1.) Organize your photo cards by size and shape. I prefer to group like sizes together so they stay neat and tidy.
Punch a single hole in each card.
Slide each card on the binder ring.
Place somewhere in your home where you can see them all year long and enjoy!

DIY Christmas Card Book hole punch
DIY Christmas Card Book

I put mine on a side table where I know people will see them. I love having guests over and seeing them flip through the book. Now every year when I take my Christmas decorations down, I get to add a beautiful memory book to my regular home décor.

Christmas Card coffee table book
Christmas Cards on display


  1. I absolutely love this idea! It breaks my heart to throw the beautiful cards away, especially ones with great pictures of family and friends. I'm definitely going to do this with this year's cards.


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