How to Decorate a Window with Christmas Cards

Ever been sent enough Christmas cards that displaying them for others to see was a better option? To conserve space, you can use a window to display your Christmas cards. This article will serve as a guide to help you get through showing off your personal style of Christmas card mania!

Steps

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    Gather all your necessary Christmas cards along with a roll of tape. Single-sided tape works best, though double-sided is less prone to show. It doesn't matter if it's masking tape, Scotch tape, gift tape, or Duct tape; as long as it's tape, it'll work.
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    Take the first card from the pile.
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    Rip off a small strip of tape. Assemble it so that the back ends of the tape end up sticking together forming a circle.
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    Put this strip of tape near the top-back of the card. To ensure a snug fit on the glass later, ensure that the strip isn't too big, and that the tape won't overlap onto the glass later. (make sure it shows only on the back). A strip about a half-inch long works best.
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    Repeat this folding for another strip of tape to be used on the bottom-back of the card. Do nothing to the inside of the card (let the inside hang freely open).
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    Find the area of the window where you'd like to place the card. Most people start off in one corner and work toward the other. Let it terminate at or close to the other end of the window.
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    Place the card in the window, with the tape side towards the window.
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    Assemble your cards and line them up. Prepare rows of them from one side of the glass to the other, with a small bit of space between each one.
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    Assemble the row above the current one. Look for the areas that have some empty space big enough for a card. These spaces are the spots you'll need to hang your next row of cards in. Don't allow the cards to be stacked one on top of the other.
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    Assemble this row of cards in these spaces.
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    Continue this pattern until the cards run out or the window is covered in cards. Continue with placing cards on other windows in the house/apartment.
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    Repeat with the third row above that. Remember that every other row will have a card at the edge line on the one side, while the other rows won't have any cards touching either of the sides.

Tips

  • Dependent on who you want to see these cards, you can display the cards with the front side looking out the windows, or you can show your visitors once they've arrived what they look like and show those on the outside the backs of the cards with the tape. (Showing off the front side to those arriving on the outside of your doorstep, you should only use clear double-sided tape.)
  • If there are personal notes on loose secondary papers inside the card, either remove the paper and show off the card, or stick the paper to the inside of the card and continue taping.
  • Look for windows that are long enough to display several cards at once. Single-pane windows aren't big enough to show the full effect of cards most people will have obtained.

Warnings

  • Never use glue. You want to by the end be able to remove the cards and glue tends to take forever to come off, and sometimes the glue won't come off completely leaving behind streaky blotches on the glass.

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