Man- oh- man my popularity has just sunk since moving out here! Usually by this time of the year I have received 100 holiday cards. It's mid December and I have gotten like three. And one of them was addressed to Bridget, Magnus, and Phoebe from Eastside Veterinary Associates with a reminder to brush the dogs' teeth in 2011, so I'm not even sure I can count that card in my tally! Maybe I shouldn't have flaked out on sending new address cards when we moved?
Even though I am ridiculously unpopular, I know that many of my readers are beloved by lots of people and will have loads and loads of holiday cards to display. This post is for you!
My favorite holiday card display is at the blog centsational girl. She used some leftover chandelier chain to display her cards and some ornaments across a large window. She attached jingle bells to stick the cards into:
Never one to attempt to re-invent the wheel, I just copied her idea pretty much exactly:
I went to Home Depot and purchased two 68 inch links of white chain and attached them to the window sills with my beloved command strip hooks. Instead of jingle bells, I am using white jumbo paper clips to attach the cards to the chain. I will probably replace the holiday cards with black and white photos after the first of the new year.
At allaboutyou.com a twiggy tree branch was paired with tiny clothespins to display holiday cards:
Places like the Pottery Barn sell wall mounted holiday card displays. I took a picture of this one at a house party I attended recently proving, once again, that I am always on the job for my beloved readers!
At astorybooklife.com pretty red and white pompoms, lacy cutouts and red ribbons display cards across a window:
The back of a door decorated with thick colorful ribbons and bows is also a nice spot to show off how many people care about you like in this picture from Countryliving.com:
And lastly from Whatever... green ribbons and clothespins make for a nice holiday card display over a bookcase and nativity scene:
I would love to hear how you display your holiday cards! Please send some pictures for me to share on this blog to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seeing how many you have will probably make me feel even worse about my situation and deepen my no-one-even-remembers-me anymore complex, but that's okay! I can take it- all in the name of design!