In the digital age, it is always a warm fuzzy feeling to receive a brightly colored Christmas card in the mail rather than the inbox.
Each card contains a sentiment about the joy and cheer of the season as seen through their eyes and, usually, a small heartfelt message about what you mean to them.
Often times, these tokens of goodwill end up in a pile, displayed on the mantle or taped around a doorway. Why stop there? These festive notes can double as beautiful decorations around your home.
Spread holiday cheer with a DIY centerpiece using items you have in the yard. Fill a pitcher or vase with twigs or small fallen tree limbs. Add some decorative ribbon and leftover bulbs for a bit more flair. Then, using bulb hangers or binder clips, attach your holiday cards, such as this display from Better Homes & Gardens.
Holiday Card Wreath
Turn your favorite holiday cards into a beautiful wreath arrangement. Buy gluing or taping your favorite cards into a circle and applying a bow, you now have a festive arrangement brimming with sentiment for the hallway, entryway or living room.
Christmas Card Ornaments
Use your season's greetings from friends and family to decorate your tree. Simply punch a hole into the top of the card and hang with a ribbon. You can add a ribbon border or string beads onto the ribbon for an added festive touch, such as this example from Better Homes & Garden.
Christmas Cards as Wall Art
These are just a few ideas to help you spread holiday cheer with the season's greetings given to you. Get creative and let us know how you are displaying your holiday cards or up-cycling old cards for new use.
Photos Courtesy: Better Homes & Garden, HomeLife.com.au