Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to Display Christmas Cards

The Christmas cards have started to come in and I just love it! (We even got ours out over the past couple days - amazing!  But, the price is that my house is messy and I'm tired!)  I have been using the same card display system for the past 4 years and it still works great; the whole family likes seeing the photos of friends and family hanging in our house!  Here's what I do:
Repost from November 3, 2009:

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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  1. You really did a great job, i think this is a lesson for me to learn from you. I have a bad habit, I can never stick with one thing forever. But the way you are blogging from past 6 years really made me surprise...

  2. I love it! A friend of mine made me something like this--The used wide ribbon (two strands handing down from a cute wooden sign she made. It includes a bunch of clothespins for attaching the cards to the ribbons. It looks really cute. Don't you love all those photo cards--They're my favorite.


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