Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Recessionista Christmas, Pt. 5

If you are a fan of Seinfeld, you may recall George Costanza lamenting a childhood sans mantle.
I believe the exact quote (confirmed by Wikipedia) was, "If my parents had a mantle, I might be a completely different person."
I grew up without a mantle as well. And while I'm not sure I would have turned out any differently, it would sure be a heck of a lot easier to display Christmas cards!
Behold Domino's clever and chic Christmas card display. Notice there isn't a mantle in sight. 
They even say it's OK to use cards from Christmas' past. They do, however, suggest you spend $129 on a fabric bulletin board. I say to nix this silliness. Buy a cheapo cork board from an Office supply store, wrap in some leftover wrapping paper and go to town.
Click here to see how they did it.


brightgirls said...

What a great idea! I have a mantel but it is tasetfully decorated with a few baubles and four stockings- no room for cards there! I have completely struggled with displaying the cards and it's driving me crazy!!! i am going to figure out how to make this happen in my house- thanks Kel!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Hello! Just stumbled upon your blog and love it!

I saw this idea in Domino, but my problem was finding wall space to hang the board!

My idea this year for the overload of Christmas cards was to put them on my tree!

Here's my post on it: