How To Make Photo Card Flip Books

I love checking the mail this time of year because there are so many cute pictures of friends and family coming in Christmas cards. We get other photo cards throughout the year, mostly baby announcements (that I LOVE!), and some of my friends and family send annual cards out for other holidays than Christmas.

I have a simple way of organizing and enjoying these photo cards throughout the year. I make a front/back cover, punch a hole in the card, and then use a D-ring to attach it all together. This makes little “books” of photo cards that could go anywhere – in your church/doctor’s office bag as a quiet book for your children, in a basket on the coffee table, or I have my most recent hanging from a hook near our family calendar. I will recycle past years as a church quiet book. Children love flipping through and seeing important people to them, especially family and friends that live far away.

At the beginning of each year, make a new cover and start a new book. The cover is TOTALLY OPTIONAL, so don’t let that stop you from trying this. There is a good chance you have most of these materials in your home already, so get going and make a photo card flip book!

  1. Use card stock or pretty paper cut roughly the size of half a sheet of paper.
  2. Glue on a label. (FREE PRINTABLES – link to 2012 printable and link to 2013 printable. I made these labels just for my awesome readers, personal use only please. ) .
  3. Laminate or cover both sides in clear contact paper.
  4. Punch hole in corner and Attach D-ring.
  5. Add photo cards throughout the year. Here are my friends M & J Bateman – I love seeing their family card hanging in my kitchen!
  6. Enjoy!

Easy enough, right? How do you store or display your photo cards?

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2 thoughts on “How To Make Photo Card Flip Books

  1. What a great idea! I always feel bad getting rid of old cards and pictures so I just stash them away in a drawer and never look at them. But quiet books always come in handy!

  2. What a great idea. I save all my cards because they are special and I love getting them. I have been planning to scrapbook them but haven’t found the best way to do that – since each year I get more. LOVE this idea. then I can stick in in a pocket in my scrapbook for easy access – to just pull out and reminisce!!

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