December 12, 2009

Decorating with Christmas cards

Decorating with Christmas cards

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Every year we send and receive Christmas cards. Some of the cards are of beautiful winter scenes, or of Santa, or perhaps of the baby Jesus. You may have a collection of Christmas cards as well; or do you toss them and wait for a new supply to come in next Christmas? Keep them! They can become part of your Christmas décor.
Frame a Doorway
One favorite way to use these cards is to frame a doorway. You can see every card and enjoy it all over again. Look your cards over and decide which cards look good together. They will be different sizes. Some will open from the bottom and some will open from the side. Some won’t open at all. They will be face cards, perhaps with children’s pictures.
When you hang the cards, you don’t want them to fall open. You only want to see the pretty pictures on the front. Use double stick tape or fold over single stick tape making a loop with the sticky on the outside. Now that you have tape with two sticky sides, place the tape on the inside of the cards in one place only, near the edge. You don’t want them permanently closed, because you may want to peek inside occasionally and do a little reminiscing. If you don’t want to tape them closed, that’s okay too. Just skip this step.
Once again, using double stick tape, start placing the cards at the top of the doorframe and move across. Select the cards you think look good together. Even after you’ve placed them, you can always change your mind and rearrange them.
 


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