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Smarter Home: Cool ways to corral those holiday cards

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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They come. They invade. They conquer. I'm not talking about your in-laws or your 33 second-cousins-twice removed. I'm talking those holiday cards. The last realm where snail mail reigns supreme. Some folks send just a card, others a photo card to show how the kids have grown, still others send a letter detailing the year's events. No matter what you get from friends and family far and wide, you have to figure out a place for that festive mail. Why not make it part of your décor?

This ribbon-over-a-door is a classic way and I dig how censtaionalgirl.com rigged hers up. Challenge here: to think about how you can do it a little differently - maybe on all of the kitchen cabinets, perhaps with a bevy of thin ribbons, possibly the bathroom door...all you need is some jazzy ribbon. Possibilities are endless, really.

Create a circle of cheer, like this wreath from over at bhg.com. I've said it again and again, a wreath form is a jack-of-all-trades kind of craft option. Wrap it with some ribbon or yarn or whatever and then affix the cards as they arrive. 

Make a line-up of holiday wishes. If you have a banister, it is the perfect place for those cards. Out of the way, yet displayed, the Queen of Home Stuff Martha Stewart includes this idea among the best at marthastewart.com.

Do you send out holiday cards? What do you do with the ones you get?

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by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Mine are on my tree
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by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Great ideas!

Mine are in a basket :)

Mami2oneboy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM
Same here

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Mine are on my tree
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bergencounty
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

 Mine are on garland around a mirror

Kainalu55
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 4:04 AM

those are great ideas!

keeckhardt
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:43 AM
Mine are in a stack, both of them.
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inmybizz
by Gold Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM

great ideas!!

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:56 AM

 I don't send any out and I don't get any.

mom2jessnky
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:57 AM

I tape mine onto a wall near the front door.

elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 7:03 AM

I wish I had this problem. No one I know sends cards anymore, and I did not this year.

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