The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.
I love receiving holiday cards in the mail from family and friends both near and far. And since so many people send photo cards these days- it is great fun to see how everyone’s kids and have grown and also see what they’ve been up to this past year. I wanted to find a great way to display all of the cards we receive- so that my family can feel the love and friendship expressed through these cards throughout the holiday season.
Displaying Holiday Cards You’ve Received
So I purchased a spool of white ribbon and a small box of red and green paper clips- and using thumbtacks to secure the ribbon to the top of the wood trim over our doors and cabinets, I created “clothesline-inspired” displays for our cards:
It’s such a simple thing to do!
Displaying Holiday Cards You’ve Sent
But I wanted to come up with a way to display the cards we’ve sent- and to enjoy looking back on how my own kids have grown and how our family has changed from year to year. At first I considered framing all of them…. but I didn’t want to hang them on a wall- and our mantles and table tops are already overflowing. Then I came across this beautiful set of printables from Chicakbug that you can download for free! And ta-da…. I was inspired!
I simply mounted our annual holiday photo on the banner pages, and added the button to display the year of the photo. I just love how they turned out!
My kids are as in love with this display as I am…. they talk about the cards that they remember and marvel at the ones where they were so little. I know that adding to our banner will become an annual holiday tradition that my kids will look forward to each year- just as they do when we are unpacking our special holiday ornaments for the tree!
How do you display your holiday cards? Please leave us a comment and share!
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