Raise your hand if you spent more time than you’d like to admit perfecting your family’s holiday card on Shutterfly, Costco, Minted or one of the million photo card sites. Yep, me, too! We spend hours designing, assembling, addressing and putting postage on our cards and then what? I always wonder what our recipients do with our cards. I guess I shouldn’t care so much, but I’ve come to find that I LOVE making the cards we receive part of our holiday decor. Your friends and family spent countless hours picking out the perfect picture and card, so why not display them for all to see?
What You’ll Need
Roll of wired ribbon that matches your holiday decor
Tape (if you decide to not tie bows)
DIY Card Display Directions
I started using this trick several years ago, and it looks really pretty on your cabinets even before any cards are displayed! You can tie a bow with the ribbon in the center of the cabinet, or you can secure the ribbon behind the cabinet with tape for a flat surface that will secure more cards. Michaels, Costco, and Hobby Lobby have an awesome selection of ribbon and clothespins. Last year, I picked up gold glitter clothespins that were perfect! You can also head over to Pinterest for several additional ideas if your kitchen isn’t the right spot for your cards. Looking to just buy something quick and easy? Amazon also has a ton of different options, including some that could double as a mail/invite/announcement holder throughout the year!
My holiday cards were ordered last week, and I cannot wait for them to arrive and mail them out to all our friends and family! In addition to displaying your friends’ and families’ holiday cards, I encourage you to keep your own family card from each year. This makes for a great scrapbook and memento to show your kids growing up over the years. I love getting my holiday bins out and reminiscing over the previous year’s cards. (And let’s just say that my taste in holiday cards has definitely gotten better over the years!)
Are you sending holiday cards this year? How will you display all the cards you get in the mail?