Cherishing Those Cards

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I sent my Holiday cards out late this year, and I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one.  It seems like the majority of the cards showed up after Wednesday of last week.  I was waiting to do a display until I got the majority of my cards.  I usually tape my cards to the back of the front door, and I wanted to be a little more organized with my cards this year.  I get so inspired, ok maybe a little jealous by all of those fun craft blogs I read.  It inspires me to be more creative.

I took ten feet of white plastic coated chain (package found at Lowe’s), wooden clothespins (Walmart), and put up three tiny nails on the top of my shutters.  I just looped the chain around the nails.  I then used the clothespins to secure the photo cards onto my display.  I only used my picture/photo cards on this display.  I have the non-photo cards sitting around on tables, etc.

Organizing Holiday Cards

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post about “Preserving My Holiday Cards”.  This will be my fourth year doing this.  I love looking back at all of the creative and beautiful cards that my friends and family have sent over the years.  This is a great idea of you want to keep your cards.

I hope to enjoy my cards up on display for another day, at least until my husband goes on his rampage of taking everything down.  He already took down all the Holiday outdoor lights on Sunday.  There are piles of stuff all over the garage.  Someday, the garage will be clean again, right?


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11 comments
Joanna Wall
Joanna Wall

I love the idea of saving the photo cards..gotta do that! & I only taped the cards we received over an archway...I think after 3 yrs of not getting a card from us we were taken off the Christmas card list from a lot of people (we only got 9 cards this year ):

kim- Today's Creative Blog
kim- Today's Creative Blog

What a good girl! I love it that you added this to Get Your Craft On! But.....did you link back? :) I guess you have my button though. Love this idea.

Casey
Casey

Such a great idea. I'll be doing it, too!

Cheryl M
Cheryl M

I love the idea of saving the photo cards..gotta do that! & I only taped the cards we received over an archway...I think after 3 yrs of not getting a card from us we were taken off the Christmas card list from a lot of people (we only got 9 cards this year ):

T
T

every time ManOfTheHouse comes across my box of saved cards he asks "why" again... I'm tired of explaining it... so I keep them hidden year after year... one day I'm going to coat the walls in them and look like the most popular person on the block :)

Becca -Our Crazy Boys
Becca -Our Crazy Boys

I love the idea of saving the cards using something other than a shoebox. I might have to try that this year -we received some amazing cards!

Megan
Megan

I usually tape mine to a wall or door also, but orange peel textured walls are not tape friendly. So this year I used push pins and ribbon and made a sorta-Christmas tree no the wall and clothes pinned and hung them on it. Loved it! and I LOVE your idea for saving cards! Im so doing this!

Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation

I LOVE my holiday cards. They are displayed and hanging all over my house and will be for a long time. I refuse to take them down for like..a long time.

Natalie
Natalie

I love this idea! I am the least crafty person you'll ever meet, but even I could do this one ;)

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I fixed it. I linked up via iPhone earlier today.