I know Valentine’s Day was almost a month ago, but I still have one more post to share with you on the topic.
I like to keep a copy of the Valentine’s Day cards that my kiddos pass out to their friends and classmates. I know this is a new thing since my daughter is just in preschool and my son just turned one, but it is never too early to get a system going. First, I have to brag a little and show my babies’ Valentine’s Day cards to y’all.
I created both of these cards in Adobe Photoshop and had them printed through Wal-Mart’s photo center. As unbelievable as it may sound, it was actually almost as cheap as purchasing the packs from a store. I got a set of 25 for around $3.50. I like the fact that they are personalized too. This southern girl is all about the monograms and personalization.
Now, to the storage portion of the project… You know, the whole point of the post.
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on storage for their Valentine’s Day cards. I really just needed a small album. While shopping for birthday goodies for both kids, I ran into some small glittery photo albums at Wal-Mart for $0.97 each. Bingo! This momma picked up two of those to use for this project.
For the first page in each album, I created a title page using scrapbook paper and a printed and cut Microsoft Word document.
Then, the next page is where the actual cards begin. Derrick only has one since this was his first Valentine’s Day and Kate has two (last year’s and this year’s).
To keep the cards organized and so we know what year and the information for each, I created labels in Microsoft Word and placed them on the back of each card that included:
- School Year
- Grade Level
Fo all of the empty sleeves, I placed a pre-cut label in each, so they are readily available each year they are in school. I will not have to go back and print any additional ones unless somehow I lose the album. I sure hope that doesn’t happen!
And, to finish it off, I created a name tag for the front of the photo album using stickers, a blank index card, and my laminator. I slid the laminated card inside the front cover.
For less than $3.00, my kiddos now have a way to keep their yearly Valentine’s Day cards. Pretty awesome in my book!