Holiday Card Display Ideas

Holiday Card Display Ideas

 

Of all the holiday traditions, sending and receiving cards from friends and family is one of my favorites.

Since we celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah here, we have a lot of traditions. This one thankfully covers both beautifully.

Each year I surround our fireplace mantel in the living room with holiday cards. All the photos and cards from our friends and family members always makes me smile. 

A few years ago, I was inspired by Martha Stewart (naturally) to flank both sides of the mantle with grosgrain ribbons.  Simple straight pins (like these) work perfectly to attach the cards to the ribbons. You can also use glue dots. This creates two long garlands on either side of the fireplace. The cards look so fun and festive attached to the ribbons in this way.

It’s pretty easy to manage and I always get a lot of compliments about the display. Plus, all the hanging cards always look so welcoming.

While this method seems to suit us just fine, I’m always curious about all the other clever and creative ways people choose to display their holiday cards.

 

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Style Stalking Fletcher Rhodes Interior Design

Fletcher Rhodes Interior Design

 

Fletcher Rhodes Interior Design

 

Well, here we are in December…

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little shopped out! Is that even an expression?

Pretty sure we can all use a little palette cleanse right about now. Enter the refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style of Fletcher Rhodes Interior Design.  This talented team is a new to me, northern California based interior design firm.

The homes they do all look so fresh and modern, yet strongly rooted in traditional design. In other words, all of these spaces are so inspiring! I know you’re going to love them as much as I do.

Happy December!

 

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The Best Gifts For Kids: Ages 8-13

gift ideas for tweensHarry Potter Coding Kit  //  Charles and Ray Eames House of CardsMagnet Tiles    //  T-Rex Walking 3D puzzle Marbelocity Dragon Coaster  //  Kids Portable Earphones with Safety Volume Features  //  Heelys

 

The Best Gift Ideas For Tweens

 

I wasn’t going to post another gift guide today, but since there’s still so many great Cyber Monday sales going on, I thought I get this popular one up sooner than later.

Several of you mentioned how hard it is to shop for those “in between kids” – too old for train sets – yet still looking for toys! So today I’m sharing my favorite gift ideas for the tweens in your life.

A few of these were big hits in the past, like the headphones, Heelys and Magnet Tiles -and some of these I know are going to be huge hits this year.

In particular the Harry Potter Coding set seems like such a smart gift!

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