Are piles of Christmas cards taking up valuable real estate in your house? Here are 21 super-cute DIY Christmas Card Display Holders – the perfect way to display meaningful cards in a stylish, festive way!
The Christmas Card Conundrum: Every. Single. Year.
Every year, it’s on my Christmas to-do list, and every year, it falls to the bottom of the list and never gets done. Not this year, Christmas. It’s getting done.
I’m talking about Christmas cards. No, not my own – I’ve written off tackling that task until my boys are of an age where I am not struggling to get them to:
A. Stop moving.
B. Look at the camera.
D. Quit the tantrum.
So. Not. Worth. It.
(And to be honest, I wonder if sending Christmas cards is something I’m even going to do – ever? I talk about my reasons here).
But I’m talking about the mountains of cards I get, that end up just making piles on my counter. On a good year, I’ll go all-out and tape them to the back of the front door. Classy, right?
Stylish Christmas Card Display Ideas and Holders
The first batch has already come in (over-achievers 😉 ) and, this year, I’m trying to get my act together and come up with something better to display all these Christmas cards.
Thankfully, there are crafty women out there who DO have their acts together and came up with some fantastic ideas for Christmas card display holders. I’ll be honest – some are beyond my energy and skill level. But some are super-easy and super-cute. I’ve included both kinds – take your pick. Full disclosure: I’ll be taking the easy way out. No shame here.
Multi-Purpose Christmas Decor
One thing I really love about the whole idea of displaying Christmas cards is that it can double as Christmas decor. If you can put together a little creativity, you can cover a lot of ground displaying Christmas cards, which look amazing and it’s one of the best ways to decorate your house for Christmas with cheap decor. Win-win.
Advent calendars also accomplish the same thing – purposeful, multi-functional decor.
(And if you’re the DIY type, here are more DIY Christmas decor projects you can make to also save you a bit of cash this season!)
No Time (or Talent) DIY? No Problem!
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Maybe you’d really like to display your cards in a semi-fashionable way but DIY isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time. No worries. Here are a bunch of beautiful Christmas card display holders that you can buy as well!
21 DIY Christmas Card Display Holders
1| Kitchen Cabinet Christmas Card Holder from Greener Grass Handmade
I’ve done this one in my house before, and it’s great if you’re short on time and need a quick fix. Super-easy and dresses up the kitchen with a lot of festivity!
2| Christmas Gift Door Card Holder from Thrifty Decor Chick
This is similar to the one above but on a bigger scale – the whole door. And if you get a lot of cards, this might be the way to go for you!
3| Sled Christmas Card Display Holder from Home with Lo
How cute is this? We usually see sleds as outdoor porch decor, but I love this take on attaching some jute string and clothespins for a super-fun Christmas card holder!
4| Vintage Window Christmas Card Display from The Lily Pad Cottage
If you’ve used vintage windows as home decor, this is a great way to change it up for Christmas as well as a creative way to display Christmas cards!
5| Burlap Ribbon Christmas Card Display from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
I love the rustic farmhouse look of this! Some burlap bows and wooden Christmas shape, ribbon hanging down and you’ve got yourself a beautiful card display holder – and sweet decor too!
6| DIY Chicken Wire Christmas Card Display from Lolly Jane
You might have of these around the house already to go with your farmhouse decor – just change out pictures for Christmas cards, and there you go. But it’s easy enough to make if you don’t – and you can use it all year long!
7| Christmas Card Wreath from Organize and Decorate Everything
I’ve seen these available for purchase, but how much better if you can make it and save some money?!? Just click the link to make one yourself!
8| Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card Holder from Thyme is Honey
This is another no-fuss, super-easy Christmas Cardholder! Some holiday washi tape stuck to the wall in the shape of a tree with a star ornament on the top, add some wire and clips. Just that easy.
9| Simple Wall Christmas Tree Card Holder from Design Improvised
Here’s a similar one to the wall tree above – but this one is just an abstract type of tree made with jute string. Pretty genius, actually!
10| Old Window Christmas Card Display from Remodelaholic
This one works great if you have a windowpane without glass hanging around – or even just a sturdy wood picture frame would do the trick! Love the vintage look for this one!
11| Christmas Card Tree from Martha Stewart
A creative idea from Martha Stewart! Just gather some branches from outside, put them in a jar and attach your cards to it! You can hole punch and add string or even use mini-clothespins! This may take some adapting if you have bigger cards, but it’s another great option!
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12| Banister Garland Christmas Card Display from Clover Lane
This could work anywhere you have garland hung in the house – banisters, mantels, tabletops – just hole-punch the cards, add some ribbon, and you’ve got a beautiful display of cards!
13| Wire Hanger Card Holder from Made in a Day
If you’re a no-waste kind of purpose or someone who loves to repurpose and find creative ways to use items, this is for you! What a fun way to decorate using those annoying wire hangers!
14| Shutter Christmas Card Display from Late Night Crafts and Creations
This is the project I’m doing this year. Soooo easy! If you have shutters you use for other kinds of decor, just prop or hang them up and stick the hard in the slats. I honestly don’t think there’s anything more simple than that (my kind of decor!).
15| Patchwork Christmas Tree Card Holder from Moda Bake Shop
If you’ve seen those criss-cross fabric and ribbon bulletin boards – this is a super-festive Christmas take on that decor! Love how fun and colorful this is!
16| Good Tidings Wooden Christmas Card Display from Tattered and Inked
I love the wooden, rustic appeal of this, and it’s an amazing addition to your farmhouse Christmas decor! Will blend right in!
17| Rustic Pallet Wood Christmas Tree Card Holder from Making It in the Mountains
If you’re an intermediate DIYer, this is a great Christmas project. The result is just amazing, and if you aren’t shy with a saw, definitely take this one, especially if you love rustic, farmhouse decor!
18| Wooden Christmas Card Holder from Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline
With a wooden board, paint, jute string and clothespins, you can put together this project that will look amazing with the rest of your farmhouse Christmas decor!
19| Twig Christmas Tree Card Display from Beyond the Picket Fence
If using elements from nature in your decor is something you love, this one is for you. With just branched of different lengths and some jute string, this is an amazing display holder that will look perfect with rustic decor!
20| Classic Garland Christmas Card Display from A Hundred Affections
Here’s another take on garland being used as a Christmas card display. Just clip the card with clothespins to your existing garland around the door, and you’ve got a fantastic piece of decor
21| Rustic Log Christmas Card Display from Anything and Everything
This is another beautiful option if you love rustic decor and you like to use objects from nature. Berries and pine cones decorating a good-size log or branch, tie on string and attach cards with clothespins – and you’re good to go!
Aren’t those great! Love, love, love them. Time is getting short, but I’m gonna give it a go and try to create my own Christmas card display. Not gonna lie – the simplest and the prettiest will be the winner for me!
I’d love to hear which one you love and/or might try. Drop me a comment and let me know! Please share if you know others whose homes are being overrun by rogue Christmas cards!
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