We love to encourage our children to express themselves artistically, but the resulting truckload of mini masterpieces can be overwhelming. Since it's impossible to save them all, it pays to get creative when deciding what to do with them. Here's an interesting idea that both respects your child's burgeoning talent and gets the artwork out of your house. Kristi at SweetKM admits that she is not the best person at getting birthday, anniversary or any other cards out on time. The problem is remembering what she needs when there are cards at her fingertips, which doesn't seem to happen that often. So she came up with this clever solution which not only provides her readily available cards but also helps to keep her kids' artwork collection manageable.
Kristi keeps some random envelopes and assorted finger paintings together in a stack. When the time comes to send a card she simply chooses a painting, grabs some scissors, and turns it into a one-of-a-kind greeting. They look great and are much more heartfelt than that Garfield card you almost bought at the drug store.