Thursday, December 17, 2009

"What am I supposed to do with all these Christmas cards?" Tutorial

Through all the years of Christmas card receiving, we've never owned one of those whatchimacallits to display them. (like this:)My go-to solution has always been tape. Find a door or a barren wall and just tape them right up. Easy.
I can't remember what I did with them last year...probably used them as burp rags or something. This year I decided to get fancy.
Step one: get a pack of mini-clothespins and clip them on something (like a box of popcorn for instance) so your kids can paint them in festive colors.

Step two: when all three of your Christmas greetings have arrived, find somewhere to clip them up with newly-festive clothespins (like on the blinds if you don't have any cumbersome valances in the way). Voila!

7 comments:

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

OK, while I love the darling hand-painted (by special grandchildren) clothes pins, I'm a little concerned about them marking up your blinds. Has that been a problem? And secondly, how come you are so clever?! I was just talking to Aunt Kathy and Kammy about how very talented and clever you are---on many fronts.

Troy said...

Now I feel bad for not sending out xmas cards this year. :-)

lisa said...

Burp rags, Bahaha! By the way next time I see you I have a christmas card to give you..

Brad said...

So *that's* why Afton had all those papercuts on her face last year. As usual Lori this is a cool idea. Love it. We have only gotten 2 Christmas cards this year, sniff sniff. We're not counting the one from our mortgage bank. Andrew asked why I was throwing it away and it was hard to explain...

Alice Wills Gold said...

I am still in the tape on the barren wall phase..but I am so much more popular...got way more than three to display proudly.

You may have more real friends but I have got the art of exchanging yearly shallow greetings down! :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

And I am noting that my Christmas card is not up...too ashamed, eh?

A Bishop's wife can't display the blogger that uses a swear word on a monthly basis.

Lori said...

We hadn't received yours yet when we did this, smartypants!