Every Christmas season I seem to grapple with the wonderful challenge of Christmas cards — how can I display them so that they’re all visible, yet organized and undamaged?
Last year’s solution was my favorite yet, and one that I plan to use again and again. I simply stapled wide strips of gold ribbon to the top of a door, and used small magnets (one on the front, one on the back) to hold the cards in place.
It worked like a charm — you could see and read all the cards (by tucking the magnets inside cards that open), and plenty of cards fit in an otherwise unused space (plus the ribbons could have easily been longer or distributed across two doors). No one will ever see the very top of the door, so I didn’t have to bother with removable adhesive — just a nice, strong staple! Even with a lot of opening and closing, the ribbons did great (though I’m not sure I’d recommend using them on a front door). Afterward, I took the ribbons off the door and rolled them up for this year!
We haven’t gotten our first card yet, but I can’t wait! I love getting real mail. I’m a little sad that we’ll be gone for so much of Advent; we’ll actually receive most of our cards in a stack after Christmas, instead of getting them a few at a time. (If you’re planning to send us a card during the two weeks before Christmas, I’d be more than happy to give you my parents’ address!) But I can’t complain — it’s a real joy to receive any Christmas cards, in any fashion!