Christmas card idea #1

Last year I made a little book of our family's top ten collections: various stacks, piles and other groupings of noteworthy ephemerae. (I changed our name on this page to remain incognito). I printed the pictures on heavy white paper, and the cover on pale green letter paper from www.papersource.com. As the book was fairly substantial, I actually got out my tool box, and used my handy drill to make six holes through the center. Then I stitched it all together with pretty string, using a heavy needle.

This is a picture of my husband's favorite collection: his ipod tunes. (I don't know if you can see them well enough on the computer, but some of them are really hilarious: Tiffany, "I think we're alone now" (yes he grew up in the eighties!) and the history of the Vikings. Yes, this sums up his well-rounded personality!

This was actually the #1 collection: the sock graveyard, full of discarded stinky socks and underwear. (I'm sure most of you have one of these collections in your house!)

This was my then three-year-old's bedtime collection: her favorite stuffed animals and books.

I have seven more pictures of our collections, but alas it would make far too long of a posting. This was a really fun project to make: the kids loved thinking about their various collections, and I loved sketching them. What are your family's favorite collections?


lynne said...

this was my favorite card, ever! in fact it is still sitting on an end table in our family room and i think i have shown it to every person who walks into our house!

Laura said...

That's such a great idea!I just wish I could draw!!!I'm especially loving the i-pod!teehee

Beata said...

What a great idea!

iHanna said...

Haha, your collections is a bit unconventional, but very fun and great sketches. I'd like to see a photo of the finished book!

Molly I. said...

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