3. Update addresses in Outlook. In the notes area I also add babies that were born, illnesses, other things that I want to remember from the letters.
4. Keep pictures and make sure they were dated. (In 2014 I started scanning them for a virtual scrapbook!)
5. Cut off parts of the cards I want to use to make gift bags.
6. Recycle all paper, except addresses. They’re burned in the fireplace, because we haven’t purchased a shredder that lasts longer than a week.
If I was one of those moms, I guess I would also put all the paper into my blender with water and whatever else and make my own paper out of it to use for cards the next year. But for now, I am one of these moms that is just trying to make it through with a few accomplishments in life other than waking up each morning, keeping up on laundry and occasionally making a really good meal.