7 Ideas for Displaying Holiday Cards

Holiday Card Display DIY from Oh My Goodness Gracious blog

It happens to all of us: around this time every year, our mailboxes fill up with beautiful holiday cards from the ones we love the most – but we don’t know how or where we want to display them. (You’ve only got so much space on your fireplace mantel, right?) We’ve gathered up 7 ideas from some of our favorite bloggers that are sure to inspire you to try a new and festive holiday card display this season!

Allison of Oh My Goodness Gracious Blog creates little flipbooks (above) each year to display the previous years’ cards. We love the idea of being able to see how families and friends have changed over the year by browsing through old holiday cards! Find Allison’s How To instructions on her blog, Oh My Gracious Goodness.

Centsational Girls' DIY Holiday Card Display

We’re always a sucker for Centsational Girl‘s projects, and this holiday card display is no exception! Simply turn a corkboard into a festive Christmas tree, and pin up your cards! Find the full instruction on Kate’s blog, Centsational Girl.

DIY Holiday Card Holder from Tatertots and Jello

Jen of Tatertots and Jello used a ladder to display her holiday cards. She strung twine through the rungs of a ladder and used clothespins to attach her cards to the twine. For an extra glittery touch, she added ornaments and stockings! Find the full post on her blog, Tatertots and Jello.

Inspired by Charm Holiday Card Cloche Display

Michael of the blog Inspired by Charm showcased his favorite holiday card by displaying it under a glass cloche! We love the way this brings color and drama to a mantel or shelf! Read Michael’s full post on his blog, Inspired by Charm!

Turn an old shutter into a holiday card display

Courtney of A Diamond in the Stuff used the slats of an old shutter to display her holiday cards! A distressed shutter like Courtney’s has a rustic feel to it that’s perfect for the holidays. Find the full instructions on her blog, A Diamond in the Stuff.

Roeshel of DIY Showoff's Holiday Card Tree

Roeshel of DIY Showoff used some old trim to create a wooden tree to display her holiday cards. We love that this simple tree can be brought out year after year to display cards! Find the full tutorial on her blog, DIY Showoff.

Thrifty Decor Chick's holiday card display

Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick attaches a ribbon to her closet door to create a quick spot for displaying her holiday cards. Simply tack the ribbon to the door and use small clothespins to hang the cards from the edge of the ribbon. For the full instructions, visit her blog Thrifty Decor Chick.

Find more of our holiday decorating inspiration by visiting our Holiday Pinterest board!

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    September 29, 2015

    love the idea of the ribbon on the doors.