Jingle Bells Christmas Card Display
December 9, 2009
We love to send them, we love to receive them. Christmas cards are just one of those holiday rituals that some dread, some cherish, yet we all must decide how to display them every year. Years ago, I used to apply some double sided tape on the back of the cards I received and I would secure them to a door. Back in 2006, I bought one of those Christmas card display trees on sale from Pottery Barn – that worked fine too.
This year, I wanted to do something more creative, more unexpected. When I ordered a new chandelier from Ballard Designs for my home office, it came with some extra chain that I never used.
My daughter tried to convince me to make her a Marley costume. I decided it was better put to use as a tool to display some Christmas cards in front of my window.
Originally, I decided to just use white paper clips.
Then I saw an image on Better Homes & Gardens that convinced me to use little jingle bells instead. That tiny crevice is the perfect size slot for holding and displaying a holiday card.
How clever – thanks for this idea BH&G !
See what I mean about the perfect size opening for a card ?
Here they are, strung up in our window, with some ornaments also on display.
Then I went surfing and found a few other clever and crafty ways to display holiday cards.
On festive ribbons, secured to a door
Inside a beautifully framed memo board
On canvas or tacked to a memo board
Here’s an advent calendar, but you can imagine the same result with cards on display
A trellis makes a fabulous host for your cards
Wedge cards inside some large upside down bells
Strung along your staircase or suspended on seasonal ribbons
A painted ladder makes another charming support for your cards
Yet another ladder idea
Attached to a homemade wreath created with burlap upholstery webbing
Another version of a picture frame display and also suspended from white clothespins
Floral frogs. . . how clever !
Branches and ribbon are all you need for this display
Suspend them from coiled wire
You can even use the cards from last year to create your own cutouts
What about you ? How do you display your holiday cards ? Seen or heard of any other creative ideas for displaying Christmas cards ?