Make Christmas Cards Your Holiday Decorations

’Tis the season for sending and receiving Christmas cards! I love to read each family’s notes and letters, spending a little time each December learning about all the wonderful things they’ve seen and done in the past year.

I also enjoy writing and sending Christmas cards, too. (Truth be told, I also have a stack of New Year’s cards, too. You know, just in case I don’t get everything sent in December.) It’s fun to keep people up to date on what’s happening in our lives and let them know that we’ll be praying for them in the upcoming year.

But what do you do with the cards once they’ve been read? Don’t just stack them in a pile! Instead, turn them into part of your home’s Christmas decor.

We have three windows that overlook the sunroom, each with a handle to open and close them. They’re right behind our oversized living room chairs, so this is the perfect place for us to hang some holiday cheer. 

I took a long piece of utility wire and wrapped a gold garland around it several times. Without the wire, the garland itself isn’t strong enough to hold much. Then I looped it around the handles to keep it in place. A few red and brown clothespins will hold all those beautiful cards in place until the first of the year!

What’s your favorite way to display all the Christmas cards you receive?

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