Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Display those Christmas Cards!

I love displaying the Christmas cards that we get, especially since so many of our friends have little kids and send cards with pictures. It is really fun to have all the cards up in the house, marvel at how much all the kids have grown and changed, and just enjoy all the cute little faces!

But until last year I didn't have a system I really liked for displaying the cards. But then I figured out this system to hang the cards onto 2 doors we have between our living room and breakfast room that we leave open all the time. I bought cheap over-the-door plastic hooks, tied thick ribbon I had on hand around the hook, made a bow and left a long tail hanging down. Then as I got cards in the mail I simply stapled them down the length of the ribbons.


It was so easy to put up initially, easy to add to as more cards came in, not to mention cheap! And we enjoyed looking at it so much it was the last Christmas decoration to come down (possibly even waiting until early February)!


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14 comments:

  1. Wow you get a lot of cards, what a great way of displaying them!! I love that you staple them on, I'm sure they stay up really well, better than tape!

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  2. STAPLES!! you are SO smart! :) I will definitely be using this tip for the holidays! Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for the reminder of a great way to display cards.

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  4. SO GREAT!!! I love this idea. We don't get nearly as many cards as you do, but I think I may try this with one or two ribbons anyway. Now to find a door.....

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  5. We used to display them in our store and home. This year I decided to string them across the windows.
    I'll definitely be taking photos.
    Thank you for sharing your display idea.

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  6. That is a great idea!!! I am totally doing this!

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  7. That's a lot of cards girl! ;) My Mom did this same method growing up. It worked very well. Yours is lovely!

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  8. I hang wrapping paper up in the hall & we tape all our cards on that.

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