Don't mind if I do! An interactive holiday display

My friends and I don't typically exchange gifts during the holidays. Instead, we get together to watch movies and drink champagne and enjoy each other's company without the added stress of holiday shopping. But because I absolutely love the holidays and spreading cheer, I wanted to do something festive for my friends.

One day while perusing Pinterest, I came across this fabulous wall done a few years back at Kate Spade. I loved the look of all those brightly colored envelopes lining the walls and I loved loved loved the idea of a surprise in each envelope!

I purchased 24 envelopes of varying colors and began brainstorming ideas for each of the 24 cards. I decided I wanted the cards to be a mixture of ideas for celebrating the holidays, invitations to celebrate with us, ideas for brightening the holidays for someone else, and $5 gift cards to some of my favorite places. I then typed up my cards, decorated them with some gold washi tape, and slipped them into the envelopes.

As friends visited through out the holiday season, I invited them to pull a card from one of the envelopes. It was so fun to see how excited they were and to have them read the cards.

I loved having this display during the holidays so much that I have been brainstorming new cards to fill the envelopes through out the year. Maybe some inspirational quotations? Ideas for brightening someone else's day? I'm not sure, but I know I want to keep this around for a while!

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