I love traditions, especially around the holiday season. Each year I save one of our Christmas cards that we sent out to family and friends so that we can pull them out each year and reminisce. When the kids are older I know this will be a tradition they cherish. My husband’s family had a similar tradition and I had the pleasure of witnessing the joy when the kids crowded around their mom on Christmas eve, laughing at the Christmas cards from years passed.
So I wanted to create a way to display this year’s Christmas card in a way that did the beauty of this card justice. You can do this DIY easily too, with only a few supplies. I had some scrap barn board left over from a project we did a few years ago. I also had these gold clipboard clips in my craft bin I found on sale at Michael’s ages ago. I knew the right project would come along for them!
I didn’t sand the wood because I didn’t want to mess with the barn board aesthetic, but you can certainly sand and stain or paint your wood. I marked on the wood with a pencil where I wanted to nail the little nail. Then I used my hammer and nailed the little gold nail into the board and hand the gold clipboard clip on the nail. You could take this a step further and put a hook on the back so you can hang this piece up. I opted to lean it on my mantel.
Then all that was left was clipping up our Christmas card! The perfect way to display our family memories. Every time I glance at our Christmas card hanging on the mantel I am instantly reminded of what an amazing year our family has had. Our custom Christmas cards came from Tiny Prints and were quick and easy to put together and look so professional! I love that Tinyprints will even address your envelopes for you. I don’t know about you but that’s my least favorite part of sending out Christmas cards because my handwriting is so sloppy and embarrassing!
Does your family have any traditions like this around the holiday season? Let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you’re following me on Instagram. I’d love to connect on there if we haven’t already.
PS: Tinyprints graciously sent us these Christmas cards for me to do this blog post. Read full disclosure policy here.