I don’t know why, but checking the mail is one of my favorite things to do each day. Especially around my birthday and Christmas! You just never know what little treasure you’re going to find inside the mailbox, and Christmas cards are definitely treats. (And anything beats getting bills!)
I typically pile the cards in a bowl on the kitchen counter, but you don’t really get to enjoy them much that way. And since we lived in Nashville for 10 years, we have many long-distance-friends whose cards I really look forward to and want to display.
I came across this method on a blog, but can’t remember which one. If you know, message me so I can credit them! Simply tape a pretty ribbon to the front of your kitchen cabinets, then pin your cards to the ribbon:
Now I can see all my friends and family every day!
Is everyone late in getting their cards out, or what?! I went ahead and prepped other cabinets for more cards I hope will come. I think it’s super cute…my cabinets look like presents!
I loved when Emily posted her family’s previous Christmas cards (she’s only getting more gorgeous with age!), so I thought it’d be fun to do the same (this blog does serve as my personal scrapbook, after all). I could only go back as far as 2004, since our camera had actual film in it before then.
2004: Only 1 kid…life was so cake (of course we didn’t realize it then)!
2005: Christmas Beach Bunny — I decided Mom and Dad couldn’t compete with this face, so we stayed out that year:
2006: Our family was complete with the arrival of Babygirl! We kept the silly family shot since I figured it was a pretty accurate image of us!
2009: I do actually sign our Christmas cards, I just blacked the names out for blog purposes. This year had no potential family pictures, so there’s a picture of the kids on the beach in Destin, and me and hubby at a friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico: