19 December 2008

Holiday Catch-Up: Christmas Card Display

It's getting busy around here. Even though we're going to have an extended holiday season this year, as Hubby's family will be gathering in January, we're still really behind on the holiday front. And the insult to our injury will arrive today in the form of 6-12 inches of snow.


Tucked in the massive pile of mail waiting for us were a ton of Christmas cards!

Last year we displayed them on ribbons strung on one wall in our hallway. This year, Monkey and his curious hands can reach the light switches in our house, so we needed a new solution.
Apologies for the odd circles on the photo cards. I don't post Monkey's picture, and would never post those of anyone else's kiddos. Trust me when I say they're all BEAUTIFUL!

I used a rectangle of foam core and covered it with the same fabric as our stockings. The fabric is stapled to the foam core so it can be reused in the future.To hold the cards in place, I used nylon cord and upholstery tacks left over from my office renovation.The cords were wrapped behind and stapled as well.
More cord was used on the back so we can hang it from nails already in place in our kitchen.

To finish it, I ran packing tape along the edges to give it all a little more support.

All in all it only took about 30 minutes!


  1. I am so not savvy enough to make this. Though I wish I had the time or energy to try. Both of my girls have french memo boards in their rooms...and they need more to hang up all their treasures.

    I got this cool card holder from Southern Living at home. I think I am going to leave it up all year with different pictures and cards that we get through the year.

  2. I'm so jealous of crafty people like you. I'd never even *think* to make something like this on my own. Great job! :)

  3. What a great idea! Love it!

  4. Your decorations are gorgeous! I love the plaid everywhere.

    I *may* be motivated to make a memo board for over my daughter's desk (her birthday isn't until May).

    Merry Christmas to you and your family ... thanks for visiting She is Too Fond of Books!


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