As you all know, I love ribbon- and am always looking for creative ways to incorporate it into my work and our home. During this time of year, we receive so many holiday cards from family, friends, and former clients (which always makes me smile to see the happy couples out of their wedding day garb, still looking fabulous and oh so joyous!). I love them- but hate the clutter; so my husband and I have gotten into the habit of putting up simple white ribbon over our dining area so we can enjoy the cards (and smiling faces from the photo cards!) each and everyday. We use very small sewing needles instead of nails over the left, right and middle to give the cards some support- and after we are through, they do not show large holes in the wall!
Another secret- we place the needles near were we already hang picture frames during the rest of year, so folks are none the wiser that we have the tiny holes in the wall! Post holiday season I keep the photos, and sometimes the special cards for a memory box, and use the images from the cards as wrapping paper and decoupage for holiday projects for the coming year (more on that later!).
Here’s quick peek at our informal dining area, and the happy cards we gaze upon!