Today I want to show you how I display Christmas cards and nature together, creating a festive holiday mood board of sorts. But first, I would like to thank everyone who keeps me on their Christmas card list. I’m not very consistent in mailing out cards. Last year I mailed Thanksgiving cards; this year I never got around to sending any sort of cards. But I really do love receiving them in the mail, and if I had been a bit more organized, I would have mailed you one this year.
Next year, I’ll try to do better.
This will be a short post because this is such a super easy thing to do.
- Find a blank space in your house. I use the door between the dining room and library. It’s a door we rarely shut so it’s the perfect spot to display Christmas cards.
- Arrange your Christmas cards in whatever pattern you like. I subscribe to the random pattern by simply taping up cards as they arrive in the mail. I use two-sided Scotch tape to adhere the cards to the door.
- Forage for bits of nature in your backyard or neighborhood.
- Add nature in the blank spaces between Christmas cards. Patterned/colored washi tape will secure stems + add color.
I like to include nature throughout our home no matter the season. In winter, once leaves and blossoms have fallen away from plants, nature leaves all sorts of gifts for us to enjoy.
You can also add other tiny treasures between cards. Jingle bells, bits of tinsel, feathers, pretty gift tags, old black-and-white photos, etc.
Much like yesterday’s Charlie Brown’s snow post, kids could help with this project too.
Christmas Cards and Nature
This is how my Christmas cards and nature display looks this morning:
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. — Frank Lloyd Wright
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s the day before the night before Christmas, and I know you are busy. Thanks for reading!
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