Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt

May 23

Yes, I do realize we’re neck deep into May and the holidays are long gone (yet seemingly fast approaching – is it really almost JUNE?!). But my hunch is you have a stack of holiday cards sitting somewhere in your house. Am I right? Even if your card collection goes back a few years, I have the perfect solution that will help you confidently toss them into the recycling bin…without the guilt. Matter of fact, you’re not only going to lose the guilt but actually gain something positive…seeing those precious faces more often. Yes, I mean it!

Every home I work in has a stack of holiday cards. I see it every day. Even if the cards aren’t sitting on a side table or tucked into a basket on the kitchen counter, they are in bins in the office or garage. We don’t want to part with those special cards. I get it, I know how difficult it can be to let go of so many beautiful cards your friends and family spend hard earned money on. Many of my clients even have these elaborate, thoughtful ideas as to what they will craft with the cards. But ultimately those ideas aren’t fulfilled because we’re busy.

Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

I’ve been in 2 homes over the last month where they still have their holiday cards on a wall display. I’m serious. Seeing those 2 displays is why I’m here sharing one of my favorite holiday card tips.

These days everyone has a smartphone. And in your contacts more than likely you have the ability to add a photo to each person filed away there. Each year when the holidays end, why not update that contact photo with those beautiful holiday card photos? It’s such a simple task and you’ll see those faces all year long…until the next holiday when you can update the image again!

I told you! Easy, thoughtful and you’ll gain back your counter space…AND LOSE THE GUILT! Because let’s be honest, who did this creative idea in your life? No one…but you did! You little rock star.

Changing out the contact image is so simple. I have an iPhone so I’m sharing the process for doing this in my phone.

Start by laying your holiday card on a flat surface with good lighting and snap a photo of the card using your smartphone…

Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

Go into your contacts to locate the person / family this image belong to. Click the edit button on the top right. You can see here it’s been a while since I’ve updated this family’s image…


Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

Then click “edit” under the small image…

Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

You’ll be able to choose an image from your phone at this point. Just grab the image you snapped and move/scale to your desired appearance. Then click choose or save…

Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

Simply click done and your new image is saved…to be seen every time that person calls you or you call them…

Toss Those Holiday Cards Without The Guilt!

This project doesn’t take long at all and will add to your happiness all year when you connect with friends and family…and see those cute faces.

Now go get rid of those holiday cards…without guilt!!

Happy holiday card organizing friends!

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  1. Christy Greer says:

    What a fabulous idea!

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