I love Christmas cards. Not only do I enjoy sending and receiving cards, but I like to display them throughout the season. The images are just too pretty to not show off. And my favorite way to display Christmas cards involves no crafting whatsoever. If you follow my blog, you may have already guessed my method. It’s the same way I display old photos.
I use vintage flower frogs.
Flower frogs make the perfect stand for displaying Christmas cards, old photos with Santa, and vintage holiday postcards. No hot glue gun required. No rules required either.
Find a place to display your collection—a shelf, the mantle above your fireplace, create a centerpiece on your dining room table. One frog can hold two or three cards or photos depending upon size. They can be stacked to create varying heights. For a multi-sided display, place cards and photos on both sides.
Or line them in a simple row. Easy. Basic.
Like the amphibian variety, flower frogs come in all shapes, sizes and color. Most are green, silver, gold or bronze—holiday colors. How appropriate.
Flower frogs can be found at flea markets and yard sales for a few dollars. I recently bought a group of four for $9 on Ebay. Since I use them year-round to display black and white family photos, my purchase isn’t just a seasonal thing which makes it better justified in my mind.
Are you a Christmas card person? If so, do you display yours?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Willie Nelson – Pretty Paper
P.S. You may have noticed I’ve become a bit lax about doing Monday morning Simple Pleasures posts. The thing is, once I decided to make it routine, it became more chore than simple pleasure. So, most of my simple pleasure photos will be randomly posted on Facebook and/or Instagram. It’s simpler… I hope you will follow along there.