Just had DD's first birthday & she has got quite a few birthday cards.
I've kept the new baby, babies first Christmas & thanksgiving cards in a memory box for her.... I feel a bit weird about chucking away her birthday cards - but equally feel like I need to draw the line somewhere.
What have other people done with their kids birthday cards?? Are there any nice creative ideas for turning them into a keepsake for her... or am I being over sentimental and should I just get rid of them??
I kept them for a few months under the pretence that I'd make a collage out of them, but then decided to start 'ruthless decluttering' and they got recycled. I don't have cards from when I was a baby. If I did they'd get recycled too!
My Dad always wrote the year in birthday cards. Sometimes there would be a small message or the picture on the card would be topical. Since I became an adult I've kept the ones from immediate family and started dating them all myself. My Dad died this year and amongst his paperwork, we've found boxes with each of our names on them, containing amongst other things all of the cards he gave to us in our early years. The fact he made the effort to keep them all safely stored for almost forty years means more to me than the cards themselves. He never came across as sentimental and I can't tell you how much it means to me to have found them and read them and that he kept them. I vote keep them, not all, but some.
The good thing about those frames is that you keep the message pages so you can keep the ones with nice messages, or from special people, scrap the rest and use all the card fronts. They really are lovely. I'd take photos of my 5 but it's pretty outing