I do like the ribbons on doors and I like how easy they are to hang remove at the beginning and end of the season, but I don't like the look of lonely, empty ribbons in the beginning of the holiday season. I spent some “research” time on pinterest :-) and found two ideas that I thought we really fun!
First, and also with ribbons, is the frame. I love this because it seems like a fun idea to keep out all year round. I would use neutral (non holiday specific colors). You could also display other notes by using clothespins for things such as postcards. It seems like we are getting cards and notes year round that I like to display them on the mantle but think this is a better solution.
Next, is the clothes pin wreath. I think it is more fun in the early weeks of the holiday season as cards are trickling in. As you can see, it looks like a wreath without any cards on it. Kids could also help with this project by painting the clothespins with craft paint.
Share pictures or ideas for how you like to display your holiday cards!