ya’ll i feel like i’ve been photographing this post as if i were photographing the rising of the sun. which in actuality has something to do with the pictures. i wanted to share how i display our cards & thought when i switched the board out the week of thanksgiving i’d go ahead and photograph. well since i only had like 2 cards from 2013 at that point i pulled out a few from last year. but then i thought, that’s weird. the people that sent last years cards are going to think i’m a poser and trying to pass them off for 2013. once the yards began to roll in i took a few more updated. however, some of those pics have better lighting so you are going to see a christmas card display evolution.
and speaking of the rising sun, i shot these both early in the morning when my creamy white kitchen takes on a warm golden glow and then i shot some in the afternoon when the sun is not directly filtering in, hence the cooler whiter effect. which is proof that the knowledge of chosen interior paint colors really should have little to no effect on what color you choose to paint your own interior, because it looks different depending on your natural or artificial light in your room.
wow. that part was free.
so. the card display. it’s a 3ft x 4ft cork board that i covered with fabric. the end. it hangs year round in my kitchen to hold various photographs. in the summer it’s loaded with beach pics. in the winter i often times use all black & whites. several 8×10’s. you get the picture. ( pun intended). this big ol’ board was the answer to my ” i have way too many small picture frames taking over my home” issue. if i had little hands making me monet & picasso paintings, it would be filled with their art.
i also hang little ornaments or ornaments that are expensive and i fear will fall to their death from the tree as the limbs wilt. i added some of the prints from jones design company including the stag. and the silent night from the collection she sold as well. the reindeer/buck is the country squire from janet hill. the O Holy Night is from lindsey letters. the glittered JOY letters are from wendy addison, a collection i began years ago but you can find similar ones ( & cheaper) at pottery barn and even michaels.
for several years i had an artificial tree in the dining room that i’d place all our picture cards on. i think i might resurrect that plan again because i loved that as well.
(imogen ‘s little brother aaron looking for santa & the reindeer. or brinkley actually.)
here are a few pictures from last year’s board.
i printed a picture of my mom when she was a little girl on santa’s lap, i printed it on canvas. then lightly sprayed over it with adhesive and then quickly sprinkled clear glitter. i love it!
here’s the expensive gifted ornament ( thank you tesha) that i’m always too afraid will fall of the tree. so it’s rigged onto the board!
this year i’m placing cards in a little marble bowl until i can hang them, but i’ve used this little red bucket as well.
and this is a fun alternative. i can’t remember where i picked this up but these days i feel card holders are readily available. try your nicer stationary stores and even pottery barn.
speaking of cards, savannah hand lettered our envelopes this year & i think she did an amazing job! it’s fun to see your “big kids” grow up and discover new talents & interests. she’s really budded into quite the hand letter artist.