What do you do with your birthday and other cards once the occasion has passed? I always feel bad throwing them out but that's what I usually end up doing because really you just get too many of them and there's not much you can do with them really.
But my Mum kept each of her kids a scrapbook that had all the cards from when we were born, from our baptisms and from our first birthdays pasted into them. Inside of each card she's made a little note of the present we received for the occasion. They used to live at the top of our linen cupboard and I always remember pulling them down to flick through them every now and then.
My scrapbook lives with me now, this is it...
And inside - lots of Holly Hobbie and other late 70s pictures going on.
So I've been keeping all of Matilda's cards and last week I finally stuck them into a scrapbook I bought from Smiggle, with letter stickers from Kikki K and I had to make a pretty elastic band to hold it all together because it was getting pretty thick.
I've also stuck her hospital bands and tag from her hospital bed in there for her to look back on when she gets a bit older. I wonder if hers will survive as long as mine has.
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