I always enjoy keeping cards that our family receives throughout the year such as birthday cards, Christmas cards, baby announcements, baby dedication cards, sympathy cards and other memorable cards. These days, many cards come with family photos or pictures of children and I never want to throw them away! As a way to keep these cards organized, I put the entire years collection together in chronological order and bind them using a hole punch and large binder rings. Then, I add a title page for the "card book" (using scrapbook paper) to display the year. Once all of the cards are bound on the rings, I tie colorful ribbon to the binder rings as a special scrapbook touch. I just completed my 2012 card book which included our birthday cards, baby announcements, my son's dedication cards, thank you cards and Christmas cards! it is a great way to remember what happened throughout the year as well as see which friends we were connected with year to year.