Holiday Card Display Ideas
Of all the holiday traditions, sending and receiving cards from friends and family is one of my favorites.
Since we celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah here, we have a lot of traditions. This one thankfully covers both beautifully.
Each year I surround our fireplace mantel in the living room with holiday cards. All the photos and cards from our friends and family members always makes me smile.
A few years ago, I was inspired by Martha Stewart (naturally) to flank both sides of the mantle with grosgrain ribbons. Simple straight pins (like these) work perfectly to attach the cards to the ribbons. You can also use glue dots. This creates two long garlands on either side of the fireplace. The cards look so fun and festive attached to the ribbons in this way.
It’s pretty easy to manage and I always get a lot of compliments about the display. Plus, all the hanging cards always look so welcoming.
While this method seems to suit us just fine, I’m always curious about all the other clever and creative ways people choose to display their holiday cards.
After perusing Pinterest for more inspiring holiday card display ideas, I narrowed it down to these.
Basically, my two favorite ways to display your Christmas cards is by using either ribbons or pretty mini clothespins! Or, a combination of both.
In fact, these clothespins in particular are so festive and fun. They would look great with most Christmas decorations – so I just went ahead and ordered them!
So many of the holiday card display ideas I came across were way too involved, with glue guns, picture frames and even chicken wire. While I’m always so impressed with innovative and creative ideas, I’m not at all the crafty type.
Personally, I like to keep things simple and easy. Especially this time of year, when we’re all so busy with too much going on.
Let’s take a closer look of some of the pretty ways to use ribbons and clothespins for your own favorite holiday cards.
I love these examples. You don’t need a fireplace, or even a blank wall. As you can see, kitchen cabinets work perfectly.
Of course, if you have a fireplace you can display your cards just like we do. I use grosgrain ribbon, but obviously you can use any type of ribbon, as long as it’s strong enough to support the weight of the cards.
On our mantle, I use two stocking holders to hold down to the tops of the ribbons, one on either side.
Festive Mini Clothespins
Again, no fireplace required. The idea of going around a doorway with greenery garland and Christmas cards is so great.
I also love this mini display seen below using cords and simple wreaths.
Really, the clothespins make it so easy to get creative and decorate using those holiday cards almost anywhere. You could even hang some on your Christmas tree.
When the holidays are over, I came up with a fun and easy way to deal with your favorite Christmas cards.
It’s not exactly a DIY, but it is a great little hack. Simply use your phone to photograph your friend’s and family’s holiday photos. Then, use these as the photo for their contact on your phone. Whenever you get a call from them, you’ll see an image of their cute little card photo pop up on your phone. Plus, you won’t feel so bad taking down all the lovely family photos!
I hope you found some fun inspiration for displaying your own holiday cards.
If you scroll through to the very bottom here, I’ve rounded up the supplies you’ll need on hand as those holiday greetings start to roll in.
What’s your favorite way to display your Christmas cards?
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