Post # 1
So like most brides, after the wedding and shower, Darling Husband and I had a ton of cards with such nice messages in them from our guests. I’m not normally one to keep cards from everything but these ones I just knew I couldn’t throw away.
I found a company based out of Australia called Cards For Keeps that bound all of my cards into a book. They are sewn in my hand which was a big deal to me as I wanted to make sure that the parts of the messages near the card crease were not cut off. I actually had this made about a year ago and at the time, meant to post some pictures for other newlyweds. So now I’ve finally gotten around to making my post about it.
I love how the book turned out and it is so nice to occasionally flip through the cards and read some of the notes from our family and friends!
The personalized cover:
All of the cards:
The binding and the sewn in pages:
Post # 3
Wow that is so nice! Do you have a link to their site by chance?
Post # 4
Ummm…I love this!! I will need to add this to my favorites! How much did it cost you?
Post # 5
How much did they charge?
Post # 6
I remember when you did this! I wish a US company would do this, it came out awesome
Post # 8
@coffeegal85: and @Birdee106: It ended up costing me alot more than I planned (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/when-projects-double-in-cost) due to the shipping and wire transfer fees. In total, it was about $280 (when I had been expecting $140). Luckily, they did a really nice job.
In general, there is a base price that includes up to 20 cards and then you pay per card beyond that. The embossing on the front cover was also an additional cost.
Any bees in Australia could do it for WAY less than I did since they could easily avoid the shipping and wire transfer fees which is where all of my extra costs came in.
Post # 9
OMG I love this, I was wondering what to do with our cards. I want to do this myself.
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM: Wow that is a lot! I emailed them for information so we’ll see what they say.
I see on their website they mention a 50 card limit…do you know how many you sent (approximately)?
Post # 11
@Treejewel19: I actually included 56 cards. In emailing with the owner (who was really easy to work with), he told me that going over the limit a little would be fine so long as there wasn’t a ton of embellishments on the cards that would make them thicker.
Post # 12
There’s a DIY version of this circulating pinterest right now and I started a trial on all of our Christmas cards so I’m ready for our wedding cards.
I love the binding though…much more permanent!
Post # 13
@Mrs.KMM: Thanks! I will see how it works out. I am halfway tempted to do it myself (obviously not to this level of perfection) to save that kind of money…who knows. 🙂
Post # 14
Wow, this is amazing! I have kept tons of cards over the years and finally threw almost all of them out a few months ago because I thought “what the heck will I ever do with all these cards?” I guess now I know there was another option! I’ll have to remember this for the future!
Post # 15
This is a great idea and looks really well done. I’m not one to keep cards either but I can see wanting to keep our wedding cards.