This is one of those posts that is so much fun because it is part of another Collectively Creative project thanks to my dear blogging friend Kelly over at Cupcakes, Cobwebs and Crayons. It was her innovative idea several months ago to invite a collection of bloggers like myself to post a blog on the same day at the same time around the same theme. The theme for this collective project is ‘Joyfulness’ which is so timely for this wonderful time of year. So at the end of this blog I invite you to click away and visit all of the sites of the participating bloggers to gain some wonderful ideas and insights for this very special theme.
This is also such a timely post for me because today is my birthday! It has been interesting having a birthday so close to Christmas for a number of reasons. My birthday has always been sandwiched or in conflict with other December activities and responsibilities. It has been a common occurrence to have to celebrate my special day at the same time as a Christmas concert, Christmas party or final exam. Oh well. I have to admit my family members and friends have always been pretty awesome at taking time to celebrate my special day in a special way. I am pretty lucky.
This is the season of sending and receiving Christmas cards (and in my case birthday cards).
I have always struggled with how to showcase all of the wonderful cards my family and I receive every year with messages of joy. If you go on Pinterest there are some great ideas for displaying them with most of them being to hang the cards on the wall in a decorative manner.
I have to admit that displaying them on the wall is not quite one of my favourite ideas for two reasons. Firstly, I don’t really have the wall space and the second reason is that I want to have the cards accessible so I can take some time to carefully read and enjoy every card when I have time and the ‘busy-ness’ of the season is well… not so busy. With each celebration my lovely mother-n-law would take some time to read and savour every card that she received and I thank her for modeling this truly special gesture.
Think of how cut flowers are showcased which is in a vase. Why not do the same with greeting cards?
I purchased a rectangular clear vase at Michaels and attached a plaid ribbon around the width and the length with clear tape. Then I made a label saying “Joyful greetings from…” which I taped onto the ribbon. I just made it on Word with the font ‘Edwardian Script’ and printed it off on cardstock white paper. Then I accented the label by creating a border with red glitter. Super easy and super quick to do!
Very easy and fun to create.
A simple and decorative way to display and have easily accessible Christmas cards (and birthday cards) this coming joyful season!
How to Display Christmas Cards… Lessons Learned… Lessons Shared
Welcome to the Joyful Edition of the Collectively Creative! This is soooo much fun!
Looking for more wonderful inspiration within the theme ‘Joyfulness’? It has been made super easy for you! Just click on each of the links below and pay a visit to each of the following blogs: