While I love all things digital, there’s one old-fashioned tradition I refuse to budge on. Without fail, our family mails out beautiful cardstock Christmas cards at the beginning of December.
Since our cards hit the mail nice and early, we receive a lot of cards back in return. At first, we tried hanging a long piece of ribbon across the doors that lead to our back deck and using red plastic clothespins to clip up the cards. It looked OK, except for the small detail that we couldn’t use the back door until January.
Last year’s solution was to hang the ribbon across the hutch in the dining room and display the cards that way, or just line them up along the top. But every time we’d open the back door to let the dog out, gusts of wind would send the cards flapping and usually falling to the floor.
This year, I was determined to come up with a better way to display our Christmas cards. I designed a wooden Christmas tree card stand that we could stand up on a table in our kitchen or on the floor in our living room — far away from doors and drafts.
If you’re looking for a way to display your Christmas cards without an avalanche of them slipping off the front of your fridge, tipping off your entryway table or taking up space on your kitchen counter, here’s a rundown on how we created a DIY Christmas card tree …