I have such a hard time throwing Christmas cards away (especially in more recent years as they have become more personalized with family photos throughout the year). A few years ago, I started putting them into a photo album; however, I soon realized that the larger Costco cards took up a single page, and was running out of room so I decided to come up with a new solution.
I decided to put together little booklets that could be stored with our Christmas decorations, and emerge each year to reminisce throughout the years. I think this method will work out well as they are grouped, contained, and not so bulky as a photo album.
To punch the cards and covers, I used a dual hole punch. A single hole puncher could be used as well; however, you would need to measure the spacing on each card. To secure the booklets, I picked up some 2″ book rings. I probably could have gone down to 1.5″, but the 2″ work great as well.
For the yearly covers, I edited a file from Graphic Stock and then printed them as 5×7 at Costco. I might have forgotten about the fact that I add multiple types of cards when I created the covers, but I think “Merry Mail” can somewhat cover it all (plus the booket is 90% Christmas cards).