I am very excited to start sending out my holiday cards soon, as I am a firm believer that we ought to keep snail mail alive. That said, I am always at a bit of a loss on displaying cards when I receive them. There are ideas out there, though, and this year I will be prepared!
- I already love using natural limbs as decor, so turning them into a holiday card display is the clear next step! Martha Stewart gives a little how-to for those that may not be able to take it there themselves. For me, that means making sure it's sturdy!
- As simple as it sounds, I never think to look for a glass canister large enough to hold cards. This keeps the "clutter factor" down and you can still see the holiday sparkle. Hobby Lobby is constantly having sales on their glassware---for me, it's just a matter of putting it on my shopping list! Via Better Homes & Gardens
- Card holders that are most often used for placecards, like these made by Etsy seller Vermont Branch Company, would be perfect for holiday cards! If you have a large surface, get lots! It makes for a gorgeous and simple display. If you only have a little space, get four or five and rotate the cards in as you receive them (or according to your favorites!)
- I love the idea of painting a large ornate frame white and turning it into a pushpin board, like this one seen at House and Home, via The Little Style File. It will hang anywhere a piece of art will hang, and the cards are all contained inton one clean visual field. Because it's neutral, you can leave it up all year round, if you'd like!
- Casa Sugar suggests hanging cards from a chandelier--especially one like this Wakefield Chandelier from Pottery Barn (although I'm not sure they sell this anymore, unfortunately.) What this reminded me of is a hanging order wheel, like one you'd see in a diner. Those are still available, and would make for a very modern and industrial display for those not as into ribbon!