During the Christmas season you may get many wonderful cards. If you are like me you want to do something special with them, but sometimes it is hard to know exactly what. Here are some ideas for ways you can display and even keep cards for years to come.
Christmas card book: If space is limited, making a Christmas card book could be a great way to display cards. Using a hole punch place holes in the cards equal distance from top and bottom. Line up the holes on each card and add ribbon through the holes. You may even want to cut a piece of card stock with the year on it.
If you receive more cards than will fit in your book, you might want to just keep cards with pictures of special families. Through the years you will enjoy going back and seeing how families have changed and grown.
Card Board: Another fun display could be made by taking an 18 inch piece of scrap board. (Scrap boards can be found at construction sites if you ask.) Paint the board in fun Christmas colors and paint an ornament or tree or just words on it. (Merry Christmas Y’all for Southerners?) Use a staple gun to attach festive ribbons to the back which hang down so that cards can be clipped to them. I use paper clips to attach mine. You can pick up a picture hanger in the craft department in local stores.
Ribbons and Doors: To conserve space and yet still decorate with cards, you may want to tape them to door facings or windows, through slats in bi-folding doors, or even tape them to cupboard doors. You can use packing tape and attach Christmas ribbons on the backside of kitchen cabinets. Run the ribbons over the top of the cabinet door to hang down the front and attach cards to the ribbons.
No matter how you choose to display your cards, at the end of the Christmas season consider placing your cards in a basket. Each evening choose a card and pray for the family who sent it. It will be a blessing to your family as you think of special friends as well as a blessing to the family you pray for.
Copyright 2014 Page Hughes
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