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As December days roll on, mailboxes that are often full of less than exciting mail suddenly become checked daily. In the midst of holiday ads and bills, envelopes with handwritten addresses make gathering the mail end with a smile. My kids rush out each day in December to see if any new Christmas cards arrived. We laugh at the silly ones and grin at the faces we don’t get to see regularly. Unlike the ads and bills that arrive, we want to display the cards all month and into the new year.
If you are like me, figuring out how to display the growing number of cards can be a challenge. This is a simple DIY project for displaying those cards filling your mailbox. When you are ready to take the cards down, you can easily switch them out for your favorite prints.
Hinged gutter guard (I found mine at a hardware store for about $4.50)
Remove the hinges from the gutter guard. I was able to bend mine until they popped off. You could also use pliers.
Spray paint the gutter guard.
Tie small pieces of the ribbon to the paper clips.
Attach the paper clips to the gutter guard. Start from the front of the guard, poke one end of the paper clip through the guard and then back out the front side.
Attach your cards!
The display is lightweight and can be propped up if you do not want to attach it to a wall. If you want to attach it to a wall, you could simply add extra ribbon to the top to hang from a hook. You could also create several to place in different areas of your home or next to each other for an added punch.