I love this time of year. The first day of winter is today and Christmas is just around the corner. I love that it is a season of giving to others and reflecting on what is important. I also love the color and the decor of the season. In my previous home, I decorated the tree, put holiday lights/garland down the stair railing and decorated the fireplace mantle with holiday cards received from friends and family.
Now that I am in a smaller space, I don’t have mantle space to display my cards. I went back and forth on how to display them in a way that would be pretty, but that would look like clutter. After a few failed ideas, I settled on using the cards (with the help of magnets) to decorate the air vent that is prominently displayed on one of my walls. Now I can display my cards in a way that is more wall art than cluttered chaos.
After seeing the results of dressing up the vent, I’m thinking of making it a permanent bulletin board of sorts. A way to keep cards, announcements, invitations and post cards displayed without taking up precious counter space.
I hope you all have a lovely holiday season.
Starting to fill up with cards from friends and family
Great way to add color to a boring wall