March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cards, Cards, Cards

What do you do with all of the cards that come through your door?

I don't know about your family, but our extended family loves cards. It is funny because I am not a big card person. I used to my former life I tried to remember everyone's birthday and tried to send everyone a birthday card. Not anymore ~ These days I am doing good to have an idea for a gift much less a card. I still have everyone's {and I mean everyone birthday written on my calendar, and you typically get a little extra prayer that day and maybe a phone call, e-mail, facebook note, or if we are really close to you a gift, but no card.

Well, back to all of of those cards... My children get cards for their birthday, Valentine's Day, Halloween, the list goes on and on. It seems for every occasion they are receiving a card, and they love it. They love to get something in the mail. They love to read and reread the cards. They have even been known to sleep with the cards. They truly cherish this remembrance of them.

Mom on the other hand struggles with these cards ~ what do I do with them? I don't want to throw them away, but I also don't want them adding to the clutter of our world. One day, a while back, when flipping through some magazine {possibly Parenting}, I came across this idea...

and we LOVE it! Each of my children has their own "card book". It keeps our cards together. We can read and reread the cards. We can take them apart to play with them, organize them, sort them. There is no clutter. It is their own personal book. We can relive birthdays and other holidays. We can talk about family and friends.

What you need?
- a collection of cards
- a hole punch
- a large binder ring ~ ours are 2 inches

Speaking of cards, we have a birthday dinner to prepare for. We're off to pick up Mary Frances from school, make a carrot cake, set the table, and pick up the house.

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea. I always throw ours away and feel a pang of guilt when I do it. We'll start collecting this way! Thanks for sharing!