It’s absolutely POURING outside, so we’re cooped up indoors (and kind of loving it).  Lots of Christmas preparations going on!


I have wrapped most of our presents, addressed all of our Christmas cards, and eaten far too many of these babies.


I spy a blurry Maggie photo bomb.


I’ll admit – I cried a little bit when I wrote, “To: Henry – Love: Dad and Mom” on H’s gifts.  Emooootions.


I also hung up the holidays cards that we’ve received so far… I used to just stick them on a mirror in my living room but wanted a slightly nicer way to display them.  Up in the attic, I found a Christmas cookie tin in our holiday box and felt a little inspired.


Here’s all you’ll need:


Top of a cookie tin

Clear tape


Long piece of string (5 feet or so)


I taped a string to the back and let it hang down to the floor.  Then I hung the tin off a tiny nail.  As we receive more cards, we’ll tape them to the string!


Easy, right?  And FREE. Smile 


If all of that wasn’t enough to get me into the holiday spirit, we have a Christmas party to attend tonight.  You know that I’m digging out the old Ugly Christmas Sweater. I’ve got to wear it at least once every year, and this is our only party!


Now, if I can just convince Kristien to pull his on…. Smile 


Hope your Saturday is MERRY too.



  • Caroline December 14, 2013, 10:14 pm

    We always hang our cards too! It’s such a great way to actually see the cards and enjoy them

  • Sarah (Kale & Cupcakes) December 15, 2013, 8:18 am

    I’m in love with your sweaters! Haha! That is so great. 😀

    And cute idea for hanging up the Christmas cards!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 15, 2013, 8:25 am

    Great idea for hanging cards! Have fun at all your parties!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 15, 2013, 10:27 am

    I got a bunch of Christmas cards already and have been trying to figure out what to do with them to display them this year. What a fun and easy idea!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 15, 2013, 11:08 am

    I still love those sweaters 🙂

  • Molly@This Life Is Sparkling December 15, 2013, 12:49 pm

    I spy Cullen and Graham on one of your Christmas cards! 😉

  • Sarah December 18, 2013, 12:54 pm

    Cute way to hang cards!!! I couldn’t figure out what to do with mine so I just have them on my bookshelf collecting dust!

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