I received product compensation from Pear Tree Greetings for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I recently was asked by Pear Tree Greetings to check out their Christmas cards and design a fun way to display cards around the house. I wanted a fun, unique way to show off the gorgeous cards we get from friends and family- and wanted to incorporate some of our beloved family antiques to do it- so I made this fun and festive Vintage Ski Christmas Card Display!
We are really fortunate to have a few pairs of my husband's Grandfather's vintage skis that he gave us while clearing out his barn when he was still with us. Since he died this past year, it has been extra special to display mementos of him around our house. I knew I had to add these adorable red skis into our decor and use them to show off some of the beautiful cards I got from Pear Tree Greetings.
Before I start- let me share a HUGE secret with you. I am kind of a great-friend fail- and I have NEVER had my act together enough to send out Christmas cards. EEK! I know, pathetic that in 4 years of marriage, 3 with kids, I haven't sent out ONE paper card. I do email cards, but it's so impersonal and lame. This year I am getting my act together, and SO excited about the beyond fabulous cards from Pear Tree Greetings that I am going to send out!
To make your own Vintage Ski Christmas Card Display, you'll need a pair of vintage skis. Since we had ours handed down, they were free- but I have seen old skis in antique shops for anywhere from $20-$100 depending on the shape they are in. You could also use old fence posts, long sticks, or ski poles!
I anchored the skis to the wall with a ton of command strips- those puppies are staying put. If you don't have kids or a pet you could probably just lean them up against a wall- but we wanted to be sure they are safe with toddlers running around.
I then just tied strings of jute around the skis, and hung cards on with some adorable and festive American Crafts mini clothespins I grabbed in the scrapbook section at Target.
I got a few samples- and am having the HARDEST time picking out our family's cards this year- because they are all so fun!
I really was impressed by the quality of Pear Tree Greeting's cards. They are all thick paper, and the colors were very high quality. I tried out the spinning bits a lot- even gave them to my kids, and they withstood lots of abuse. I am seriously impressed!
I could use your help- comment below with the cards you think we should order!
**Handy tip- if you order before November 30 you can get 10% off! That's up to $50 off your order!!**
I really love this 12 Days of Christmas card- we could add fun life events like Miss B's first birthday, Finn starting school, meeting Thomas the train, our vacation out east, and Halloween costumes.
I also love this family photo spinner- we could put in each of our family's faces in the card, and when you spin it around you see our faces!
Or we could pick this fun fold-out card to show lots of pictures of our kids who grew so much this year- it also has a lot of pages we can add stories and notes to!