Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Cards

11 months out of the year I could really care less about what comes in the mail.  In fact, if Nick is out of town and it is up to me to check the mail, I kind of forget about it.  Every once in awhile I get those nice surprises in the mail in the form of a thank you note or baby announcement or invitation, but usually what arrives in the mailbox is nothing to get excited about... until December!  My first card arrived Thanksgiving weekend (thanks Becky) and at that moment the holidays began.  I love each and every card and in the years past, I haven't been able to find a way to display all of them, but last year I found a solution to this problem.  In the entryway I hung shiny, skinny, silver ribbon and tied bells on the ribbon.  Then when I got a card, I inserted it between the slits in the bells like this...

Sometimes the cards fall out if the slits are too big, so I just add some of the paper from the envelope the card came in to the back of the card to make it thicker so that it will stick in there.  As the cards trickle in the display looks better and better, but right now, my display is looking a little empty.

A few days ago there was a post on one of my favorite blogs iheartorganizing that addressed just this issue.  The blog suggested using cutouts and ornaments to fill the empty space until more cards come in.  With going back to work and all the things that need to be done this time of year, I was trying to figure out when I could have some time to make pretty cutouts, but then while I was at Michaels I found these felt decorations...

They work perfect and make the card display look so festive!

Happy card season everyone!!


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    1. Thank you so much! I checked out your Christmas card display and I love the wreaths! They are such a nice touch. I think I might have to try that next year!