How do you display all the cards you receive during the Christmas season? I always had a hard time figuring out how to show them. I've put them in baskets, taped them around doors, taped them to posts with garland. I've been puzzling over it this year, because I didn't really like all those other ways. As we were decorating our tree last night, though, Wes and I came up with an idea that I really like!
When I was little, my mother had a kit that had miniature clothespins and a length of green string with tassles on the end that you hung up and hung the Christmas cards from. I always loved it as a little girl, but I've never seen anything like it since then. As I was telling Wes about it last night, I remembered that I had bought some mini clothespins at the dollar store this year to use in cardmaking and scrapbooking, but I hadn't used any of them yet. We just bought our Christmas tree last night, and it was tied with twine. So Wes strung some of the twine in an opening we have between our living room and hall, on both sides of the opening, and I hung our Christmas cards on it with the little clothespins. I'm really pleased with the result! Here's what it looks like: