Favorite Christmas Card Displays

December 18th, 2013

The cards are arriving each day, three or four, and it’s always a delight to open the envelopes and see what everyone has been up during the year and how the kids have grown. In years past, I’ve used both jingle bells and ribbon attached to a corkboard to display the cards but the past two years, I’ve just taped them to the windows on our French doors so we can enjoy them as we walk by. At the end of the season, they find their way into a big scrapbook to look back on years later.

I’ve spied some fresh and fabulous ways to display cards around the web, enjoy the list of favorites! (Sources for these creative ideas below the images.)

gold chain card display

gold chain on canvas

 

plywood card holder

plywood tree card holder

 

cards in tree shape

cards arranged in tree shape

 

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Our Home This Christmas

December 16th, 2013

It was a weekend full of activity for us and I bet yours was too! I managed to take a few more images of our home in between the busyness of the seasonal activities and obligations. Nester is hosting her annual party today so the timing is perfect to share a few more snapshots from our abode.

For those who visit, you know my decorating style is light and bright, clean and simple. This year I spent much less time on the holiday decorating process because when it starts to feel more tedious instead of joyful, that’s when it’s time to pull back and focus instead on the feelings that come from enjoying the moments of the season rather than the pressure to put on a big show.

In December, I love a mix of natural greenery and sparkle, so I picked up a few little trees and a wreath at my local nursery and Trader Joes which you’ll see scattered about. The rest of the embellishments are just baubles and trinkets pulled from the bins of Christmas favorites.

The palette this year is silver, gold, and verdant green. Evergreen branches and pale poinsettias are the seasonal botanicals I’ve brought indoors and both are easily discarded and swept up when the season is over in a few short weeks.

front porch christmas

 

front door wreath

 

christmas garland and bench

 

bench and garland in entry

 

staircase ornament garland

 

pine tree in white pot

 

christmas tree and piano

 

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