I wanted to show you a Pinterest success! I had to change the materials and process, but the inspiration came from a blog called Thyme is Honey. She used IKEA clips that attach to wall and went on from there.
I decided that I could use removable Command strip light clips and a string of white lights. That way I could use Scotch tape to attach the cards to the white wire between the lights and I wouldn't damage the walls in our temporary digs.
It looks so cute, don't you think? I taped a folded sheet of tissue paper to the wall to create a visual trunk. As the cards come in, they go right on the wall. My "no-where-to-set-anything" apartment stays tidy and my Christmas cards can easily be read and admired.