saving holiday greeting cards

We have a really large chunk of blank wall space in our living room that becomes a canvas for all sorts of decorations and creations depending on the current holiday or season.  One thing that we look forward to each winter holiday season is filling up that space with the wonderful greeting cards from family and friends.  But what do you do with all of the cards once the holidays are over?  You could simply recycle them.  Or if you’re like me and want to save a few of them, you can keep them together with a simple binder ring.

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happy birthday to my little sis

I believe this was taken right before I dropped you. Sorry. Maybe that's why your nose bridge is flat?!

You were such a cute baby!

I can’t believe that my little sister is turning 30 today.  (Yes, Linda, you can kick my butt later for posting that on my blog.)  It seems like it wasn’t so long ago when we were at an age where I was actually taller than you (yes, there was a time … oh once upon a time!), we thought Spam was the best food on Earth, and we were always embarrassing mom and dad  for fighting and wrestling in public places.  We’ve both done and gone through so much — together and apart — during those 30 years. We’ve gone from being trouble-making little kids to responsible adults.  I’m so lucky to be your sister and to have you with me every step of the way in my life.  I am so proud of how far you’ve come in those 30 years — you’re a super-mom, a wonderful wife, a loving daughter, a friend to many lucky people, and the best sister.  I hope you know how much I love and cherish you.  I wish I could be there to celebrate your big 3-0 with you in person, so have a drink for me tonight and I’ll have to make up for it the next time you come out to Boston.

I love you, Linda!  Happy Birthday!!

One of my all time favorite photos of you and me. We look so happy. 🙂 Although, I don't think mom was a hair stylist yet ... can you tell?!

happy new year!

Wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous, and fulfilling new year full of laughs, love, and many good memories!