I am looking for an idea on how to preserve all the greeting cards that I receive. My grandmother always kept hers in those sticky albums and I loved to read through them years after they were given. I'd like to preserve them in a way that is similar to scrapbooking, but I don't want to chop them up. I like the feel and appeal of the scrapbook, but I want the messages inside the cards intact. I am looking for suggestions.
— ImaNewbie, IN on Nov 05, 2011
You could definitely keep your cards in a scrapbook-type album. This would preserve the cards, but also allow you to enjoy them for years to come. Many of the scrapbooks we carry in stores and online contain pocket pages (the clear, plastic sleeves), so you'd need to adhere the cards to a piece of cardstock or patterned paper and include them in the pocket page. If you don't want to actually adhere the card to the page, photo corners keep them secure, but don't put any adhesive on your cards. There are some books out there that do not have the plastic sleeves, and you could do the same thing with a book like this. Another idea is to use a binding tool to make an actual book out of your cards. You can punch holes in the sides of the cards (maybe the ones that don't have writing all over them) and use binding rings to keep them together. Stop by your local Archiver's, and they'll be more than happy to help you find the best solution for you!