Christmas Cards (and an idea for displaying yours)

I have officially arrived in the land of being a grownup. Or something like that. For the last several years, beautiful cards and photos arrived in my mailbox, and I’ve thought, “Next year is the year. I’m sending Christmas cards.” And the next year came and went, and no Christmas cards were sent. Well, friends, that magical year has arrived. I sent Christmas cards.

Before you’re too impressed. I purchased cards from a box at the store and printed a quantity of a snapshot we had from one of our winter adventures last year. Plus, Christmas stamps, simply because they’re adorable.

20141216_085435Handwritten note on the inside, addressed on the outside, and to the mail they went. Done and done. Maybe next year, I’ll advance a human level and make them crafty. Then again, maybe not.

Now, what are you to do with all of these beautiful cards and photos you receive? Turn them into an art installation, of course!

You’ll need:

  • Christmas colored ribbon—I used the kind you can curl, but it’s completely unnecessary. Any ribbon or raffia will do.
  • Scissors
  • Packing tape (or masking or gaffe)
  • Scotch tape (or photo tape, if you want to protect photo cards)
  • Christmas cards!
  • A door–any door in your house will do

Unspool some of the ribbon, and tape it to the top and back of your door. Run the ribbon all the way down the outside of the door, slide it under the door jam, and tape it to the bottom and back of your door. You now should have a taught ribbon on the outside of your door with no tape visible.

Grab your cards, and tape them with scotch tape or photo tape to to the ribbon. Done and done! As the cards arrive, add them to your door. Like so:

20141216_085405I wanna know: Do you send Christmas cards? Are you crafty? How do you display the cards and pictures you receive?

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