I love decorating with Christmas cards. I’ve tried several different ways over the years. I’ve taped them to a door and set them on a on a credenza, just trying to get full enjoyment out of the notes and photos of friends and family all dressed up in their holiday best. Christmas is here for such a short time, and I want to be able to do more with the cards than put them in a basket.
One year I decided to try something different. What if I attached my cards to the ribbon? I tried a couple of different ways to attach the cards, like stapling and paper clipping. The paper clips didn't always hold, and the staples ripped the ribbon when removing. I finally developed the perfect solution: Velcro! I simply attach small pieces of Velcro to the ribbon, and the corresponding piece of Velcro to the back of the card.
I loved the way it looked, and especially enjoyed seeing the cards every time I was in the kitchen, which is a lot during the holidays!
The cards stay put, and I don’t have to redo the ribbon each year because of holes caused by staples. Most of the time, the cards peel easily off the Velcro so I can reuse it, but I do lose a piece now and then as the stickiness is lost when peeling. Still, the Velcro is inexpensive enough that it’s no big deal.