We have received our first Christmas card of the year in the post today! Yes, it seems that some people like to start early. But who am I to judge…it has been Christmas central at this very house for a couple of weeks already.
Sending and receiving Christmas cards in bullk is a typically British tradition which I have whole-heartedly embraced in recent years. It is obviously lovely to read the little messages from friends and family, but all those cards also really add a beautiful decorative touch to the house. So to display the cards we will hopefully receive this year, I made some really simple but effective card holders today. All I needed were some little festive pegs, a length of ribbon, drawing pins and a hammer (not pictured but needed to prevent severe finger tip pain).
The photos are pretty self- explanatory but basically you just use a pin to attach the pegs to the ribbon and then hang the finished garland wherever you desire. I put the pegs at random lengths along the ribbon to allow for different sizes of cards.
These ribbon holders really help keep your surfaces and sideboards clear of cards and look a lot more classy than some of the shop bought card holders you can get. I am already inspired to make similar garlands to hold birthday cards throughout the year…I’m thinking polka dotted ribbon and colourful pegs….oh the possibilities are endless!