Christmas Tree Card Display

Just two days until Christmas and I want to slow it all down so I can savor it longer.  Do you feel the same? I have completed my gift shopping and most of the wrapping and really have only the grocery shopping left, which I’ll do today.  We’ll be having my family over on Christmas afternoon for an early dinner and everyone will pitch in on the food, which makes it even better.  My sister-in-law made the best jalapeño creamed corn for Thanksgiving and I’ve been craving it ever since, so she’ll be making it again.  My brother will bring his fryer over and deep-fry a turkey and my Dad is bringing some desserts.   I still need to set the table too- I want to do something that coordinates with the decor in the dining room.  
In the kitchen, I made a little holiday card holder in the shape of a Christmas tree out of red bungee cord (from the craft store), command hooks, and mini clothespins.   

I traced the tree onto a piece of poster board, cut it out to make a stencil, then put it on the wall to mark where the hooks would go. 
This wall in our kitchen is the perfect spot for displaying Christmas cards because you can see them so often.  Our cards went out very late this year.  And I’m such a dork because after I ordered them, I realized I forgot to put our name on them.  So they just say “JOY” on the front with photos of our son (that he chose).  Nice.  Also, I ordered a square card, which requires a .66 cent stamp.  Live and learn.  🙂
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9 Comments

  1. December 23, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Cute idea! I love finding different ways to display Christmas cards.

  2. December 23, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    I love your DIY card holder! How festive! Merry Christmas!

  3. December 23, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Such a cute idea. Loved your card!! James is getting so big.

  4. December 23, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    Great idea!!! I didn't come up with anything this year, and they are piling up on our counters! Ack! Except yours, which is washi taped to the cabinet! 🙂 And ahhhh, I love the kids at the 'star' point of your tree!! xoxoxo

  5. December 23, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    I kinda did the same thing with my card– I like to send a Christmas postcard, instead of card. But this year I ordered oversize postcards, so I still had to lay the normal first-class postage. :-p Duh. I didn't think of that either when I ordered. But they turned out really cute!

    I punch a hole in the corner of my cards, and put them on a ring and leave the "book" on the coffee table/ottomans in the family room so you can flip through them. Each year has its own ring so you can look through them years after .

  6. December 23, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Will pin this and do this next year!

  7. December 23, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    I will definitely pin this and use it next year! I always end up taping mine to the back of the front door. Not too creative.

  8. December 24, 2013 / 12:18 pm

    I love this idea. My husband designed the card this year and also did square. He was not happy about the 66 cents either. Ha ha. I asked to look them over but he said he wanted to do it. Love your blog.
    http://northernbellemama.blogspot.com

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