Hello Classy Clutter readers! Quick introduction for those who don’t know me! My name is Erin and I live with my husband and three kids in sunny San Diego. I write the blog Sunny Side Up where I share everything I love – decorating, organizing, fashion, favorite things and the sunny side of real life around here. Three years ago…
Hello Classy Clutter readers! Quick introduction for those who don’t know me! My name is Erin and I live with my husband and three kids in sunny San Diego. I write the blog Sunny Side Up where I share everything I love – decorating, organizing, fashion, favorite things and the sunny side of real life around here. Three years ago we finished building our first custom home and I have been putting my stamp on the place ever since. Today I’m sharing a fun way to personalize and decorate your staircase for Christmas.
My husband and I started sending out family holiday cards 12 years ago when we had our first baby. I have always loved displaying cards from our family and friends each year, but I also wanted a fun way to display our personal family cards. So one day I got out some red ribbon, a single hole punch and one of each of our past family Christmas cards and got to work! For single cards like the one above I just punched one small hole in each top corner.
I looped the ribbon through and tied it in the back.
For cards that opened up I punched 2 holes in the corner so that the card could be displayed slightly open. (Yes.. I used to make our Christmas cards. That stopped abruptly when baby #3 came along and hasn’t been done since.. ha!)
This is how our Christmas card staircase banner turned out in our previous house! I put the photos in order and loved being able to see how my family was growing each year by looking at the cards.
In our current home we have a larger staircase which is good because we were running out of room for our cards. This is what my staircase looked like last December.
I used fresh garland and spaced our Christmas cards out along the greenery.
A view looking up!
Every year family and friends who visit love our Christmas card stair garland! It has become a family tradition to display our cards this way and my kids get excited every year when it goes up.
Here is a peek of a couple of rooms in my house decorated for Christmas last year…
Along with how I displayed Christmas cards from loved ones in my formal living room. I have a lot of fun things in store for this year and would love it if you’d stop by and make yourself at home! Make sure to sign up for my e-mail list so you don’t miss a post! Sunny Side Up is a happy place to hang.
Thank you so much to Mallory and Savannah for letting me stop by today! Happy holidays everyone!