We leave our Christmas cards up year round. Is that weird?
Many of our friends live far away, and it’s so nice to see their faces every day. It helps the boys “remember” people we don’t see often, and it just makes us feel so popular. (Just kidding, about the popular part).
The system is not complicated. We use an old shutter–which is actually part of a bifold door–and clothes pins. Mr. Native Texan stained regular wooden clothes pins for me, and they turned out great! By the end of December, most of the clothes pins are hidden by all the cards, but it makes me so happy that the ones I can see are not so blonde. Now that they’re stained, they blend in much better with the shutter.
The other half of the bifold door hangs on the same wall in the dining room, on the other side of a chalkboard.
In case you’re curious, the door on the right is our “Missionary Shutter,” for lack of a better name. We also display Scripture verses or projects here (the one on top is from an ongoing family devotional we do on occasional Sunday nights, and the picture at the bottom is from a study the boys and I are doing on the names of God).
We found the bifold shutter-doors at a favorite flea market back in Texas, and they came exactly as pictured. I think they cost about $10 each. All we did was hang them on the wall! (And by “we,” I mean “Mr. Native Texan.”)
The chalkboard is one of my favorite finds, and it’s got a great story. More on that another time…
How do you display your Christmas cards?
How long do you keep them up?
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