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How to Display Christmas Cards – Fun Ideas for Displaying Holiday Cards

Ever wonder what to do with all those Christmas and holiday cards? Try one of these fun ideas to display Christmas cards and make them part of your holiday decorations!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is receiving Christmas cards from loved ones. It’s a lovely way to feel connected with people. Plus, the cards themselves are lovely. Adding holiday cards to a fun Christmas card display elevates most holiday decor. Sometimes the way you display Christmas cards is just as beautiful as the cards themselves. There are so many different ways to display cards during the holidays! Some are simple, like hanging them from ribbons on the walls. While others may require a little DIYing. Here are a few fun ideas for displaying holiday cards.

10 Ideas for How to Display Christmas Cards

Ideas for Displaying Holiday Cards

Christmas Card Wreath

I created a simple Christmas card wreath out of foam board to display holiday cards one year. Use the foam board to cut out a square. Then attach your cards using mini clothespins.

Christmas Card Garland

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I used a ribbon and hole punch to make a Christmas card garland. My garland is made out of cards from loved ones that are no longer around. It adds a sentimental touch to my holiday decorations.

Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder

Made In a Day used leftover dry cleaning hangers to create a fun Christmas tree-shaped card display. It is simple, inexpensive and very cute!

DIY Wooden Mountains Card Holder

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Charleston Crafted used leftover plywood to create a wooden cardholder. It looks like a mountain range, which gives me “Go Tell It On the Mountain” vibes.

DIY Church Christmas Card Holder

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This adorable church Christmas card holder from Saws on Skates is the perfect accessory to any holiday decor! She made it using scrap wood and paint.

Farmhouse Christmas Card Wall Hanging

First Day of Home used scrap wood, Jute string, and salt dough ornaments to create a fun farmhouse-inspired card hanger.

Christmas Tree Christmas Card Holder

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Make this cool Christmas Tree card holder from Houseful of Handmade. She created this adorable tree using just two boards of wood!

Upcycled Cabinet Front Christmas Card Display

Have leftover cabinets from a recent project? DIY Danielle turned an old cabinet front into a lovely Christmas card display.

Christmas Card Holder Inspired by Love, Actually

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Love, Actually is a Christmas classic! It inspired Songbird to create an adorable card hanger. She even added a few cards with quotes from the famous poster board scene.

Mini Rolling Pin Christmas Card Holders

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Birdz of a Feather used mini rolling pins from her local dollar store to create adorable Christmas card holders. They would also make fun place card holders for a holiday party!


  1. I hang ours on a little jingle bell garland on our staircase! I so need to get our in the mail – they are ready to go – I just need stamps!

  2. Some cool ideas! I hang a ribbon around the upper cabinet doors in the kitchen then clip cards to it. Right now they look silly cardless, but I think I kept them up till Spring last year once they were full.

  3. Amy@BuffaloRoam

    Really cute ideas! One year, a roomie and I hung ribbon and stapled the cards to it…. it was like a Christmasy waterfall. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I usually tape the cards to our door frame, but I’m really digging the tree branches. Hmmm…

  5. Those are some cute ideas! I don’t ever do Christmas cards and we usually only get a few of them that are photo ones so we usually just put them on the fridge for awhile. I bought my Christmas cards last night so I’m hoping to send out my bloggy ones this weekend too : )

  6. My cards are going in the mail today!! I’ll probably do the ribbon thing, too.

    Although to be perfectly honest they will probably sit in a pile while I avoid eye contact with them because I know they are judging me for not displaying them properly.

  7. I LOOOVE Christmas card season! Yay!

  8. Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove

    Yay for Christmas cards! I’m going to try to send ours out tomorrow. We just got our first card in the mail so I’m trying to think of a fun, new way to display them (last year, we just hung them on the fridge).

  9. I typically hang up a few strips of ribbon and double sided tape the cards to the ribbon. Simple and efficient. I had big plans to make a card holder this year, but that’s not happening. I think I’ll stick with the ribbon because I don’t have to store anything when it’s time to take down the cards.

  10. We always put them on the fireplace mantle or taped around a doorframe. I’m loving that garland display one! xoxo

  11. In our apartments, we had a pass-thru between the kitchen and family room, so I’d hang them on the little ledge there with tape.
    But I have no clue what to do with them in the new house! I guess it’ll depend on how many we get. It’s usually just a couple, so a big display would look a little silly. haha

    I’m hoping to send mine out this week some time. They’ve been sitting on the table judging me for not filling them out yet. haha

  12. Love these ideas, especially the garland around the door frame.

  13. I’m waiting for my cards to get to me so I can send them out. Get your address to me, pleaseeeeeeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Cute ideas! I know, I need to figure out where to display mine also! Hmmm…

    I am so excited for the card exchange!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. We tend to put them on every available surface, but we keep them at the end of christmas and cut them up for gift tags for the following year. Your card is going in the post tomorrow…. hope it reaches you in time!! xox

  16. The DIY church card holder is so darling! Such a great idea that I never would have thought of!

  17. My favorite on this list is the garland! I love the way it looks. My mom used to tape cards in the doorway where the Christmas tree was and I loved that when I was growing up. Now that I have my own house, this year I’ve decided to put mine along the frame of the passthrough from the kitchen to the living room – that way we can look at them while we are at our dining table! Who knows where they’ll be displayed next year ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. These are such better ideas than what I usually do – stick them on the fridge with a magnet haha! I really love the garland idea. It looks so pretty!

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