Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Simple banner display for Christmas cards

Photo from Kristyn at Lil' Luna 
What do you do with your incoming Christmas cards as the holiday season arrives each year?  We get cards from some people who are so prompt!  Their goal must be to get their cards in the mail for December 1.  We exchange cards with others who are invariably late; it's often January before we hear from them.  Most people fall somewhere in between those two extremes.

As our cards arrive, our usual routine is to tape them up in the front hallway.
But I'm always open to new ideas for displaying our cards, and this Christmas card banner from Kristyn at Lil’ Luna (seen at top of post) is very pretty.

Kristyn started with a simple paper banner of punched 2-inch circles of decorative paper strung on ribbon or tulle.
Photo from Kristyn at Lil' Luna
Then, as the cards arrived, she clipped them to the ribbon using mini wooden clothespins, as seen at top.  What an easy solution!  It looks pretty before and after the cards are added.

I have plenty of Christmasy scrapbook paper and some tulle ribbon on hand.  I think all I would need is a 2-inch circle punch, so I am going to keep my eye open for sales.

I'm thinking a person could make one of these simple banners with the paper circles and tulle now, then stash it away (be sure to write down where you stashed it).  It will  then be ready to hang the first of December.  Whenever your cards begin arriving, you will be ready to add them to the banner.  Sounds like a good idea to me!  What do you think?


  1. I keep a basket by the front door and put the Christmas cards in it. That way it's accessible for everyone to read them.

  2. What a great idea, I am one of those that wait until the last minute to mail our Christmas cards, and say each year that I will write and address them in August, August is almost here so I will let you know if I get it done.

  3. That's a great idea with the patterned paper circles. I have so much Christmas cardstock - will have to think about this idea and most craft stores bring out all sorts of Christmas-design clothes pegs.

  4. My mom always put the Christmas cards up on the mantle. I've tried different ways and I like to hang ribbons from the basement guard rail and have the cards attached to them.


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