Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Decorating with Christmas Cards

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is receiving the colorful greeting cards sent from friends, usually featuring fun designs and super cute photos of little ones.  I save all the cards I receive each year, often displaying them in door frames strung together by ribbon, like you see below:

Last year, I saw a fun idea featuring Christmas card photos in a friend's beautiful home, and I tried to emulate it tonight.  The materials?  A fake wreath, hole punch, Christmas card photos, and scissors and wire for hanging:

I simply punched a hole in each photo card, and slid a 'faux' branch through the opening.

I also have some loaned antique Christmas cards that I wanted to display in a way that didn't require damaging them with glue, tape or holes.  I secured each one between the tongs of various forks, popped them into an oblong vase covered with thick red grograin ribbon, and used leftover boxwood scraps to cover the "floam" (gross kids craft material) used to keep the forks erect.

The inspiration, from Better Homes and Gardens:

And their other fun suggestions for Christmas card displays:

Happy December!


  1. I never thought I would see the word "floam" used in a design blog, but you've found the perfect use! Love all of these great ideas!

  2. Loved these ideas........Saw Maddie and Catherine on the all your energy.

  3. Deb, I love the wreath idea! I have been displaying my cards on ribbon for the past couple of years as well. I like it because not only does it serve as a bit of decoration, but all the photos are displayed and not shoved in a pile on my dining room table. You have some great ideas on the blog. Good luck with the house tour!

  4. Love the cards hung on a ribbon. Very pretty.