Earlier this week while Travis was setting up the tree, I was busy decking the halls. Our staircase is open all the way to the second floor, and I absolutely love it! I love how open and airy it feels when you walk in the front door. Just like the mantel I was eager to decorate our stairs for the holiday season.
Again, I kept it kind of simple. Last year was the first time in 6 years that my family was able to be together for Christmas, and my Mom got to do something she has always wanted to do. She filled stockings with little things, things we would need, things she thought we would like... and she wrapped them all separately. Her and my Dad must have spent a month just wrapping stuff. My favourite was the Sharpie pens she gave me! She wrapped them in pairs, loved it! I wasn't sure what to do with the stockings, so I thought I would hang them from the banister. They actually fill that space really nicely.
There wasn't room for all four, I'm still looking for the right spot for the last one. I'm totally in love with this area. Every time I come in the front door I'm greet with a little Christmas cheer! I was really happy to just leave it as it was, but I started thinking about Christmas cards, wondering where to put them... then I had an idea and gathered up my supplies
Don't the pushpins look like mini Christmas balls?
It was really easy to make the card display. I simply punched a hole in the card.
Then I inserted the push pin.
And attached them to the stocking.
I can't wait to add more. Now, here is what I'm greeted with when I come in the front door.
I'm really happy with it. There's plenty of room for more cards, and when the stockings are full, I can simply use left over ornament hangers and hang cards from the garland!
How do you display your Christmas cards? Do you have a special place for them?
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