Christmas Cards

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A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory,
like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
Garrison Keillor 

It’s time to put away our Christmas ornaments and Santa Clauses until next year. It’s time to stack up the many loving and cheerful cards we received from our friends and family in the past four weeks. Donny and I were able to go through former Georgia Governor Roy and Marie Barnes home during the 2014 Marietta Pilgrimage in early December, and I learned two tips related to Christmas cards that I wanted to pass onto you.IMG_0909

-Take advantage of the after Christmas sales and pick up some wide, sturdy, and festive ribbon. As you can see here, the ribbon hangs well from a door frame to clip or pin the cards to. with small decorative clips or simple straight pins. The cards are easy to see and on display throughout the holiday season.

I bought these cute Santa clips at an Intown Ace in Atlanta, that has the most wonderful gift section and the tiny green clips, as well as the large rings were purchased at Michaels.

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-Take a few minutes to punch a hole in each card and place the cards together in a wide ring. These can be displayed on your coffee table year after year as part of your Christmas decor.

When you stop opening presents and listen, love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas”Author unknown

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Our great-niece, baby Noelle, was born on September 10, 2014. She spent her first Christmas with friends and family in Atlanta, Georgia, meeting many of them for the first time since she lives across the country with her parents, Katie and Adam in Colorado.

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When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things give off the greatest glow of happiness.”Bob Hope

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Here are our cards from 2012 bound together and ready for display next year!

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