10 Gorgeous Ways to Display Your Holiday Cards

Steal these creative ideas for showing off your season's greetings

Attached to a Plywood Tree

Attached to a Plywood Tree

Ambrosia Creative

A leather cord zigzags across a triangular piece of plywood to hold holiday cards in this minimalist display idea from Jenn of Ambrosia Creative. Hang it on a wall or prop it on top of a table.

Get the how-to at Ambrosia Creative.

Under a Bell Jar

Under a Bell Jar

Pleasant View Schoolhouse

This simple way to display holiday cards in a bell jar comes from Anna of Pleasant View Schoolhouse. She creates an elegant vignette with a nostalgic vibe.

Get the how-to at Pleasant View Schoolhouse.

Attached to a Tree-Shaped Holder

Attached to a Tree-Shaped Holder

Little Lucy Lu

Bec of Little Lucy Lu built this Christmas-tree inspired holiday card holder by cutting rough boards into seven pieces before attaching them to a vertical “trunk” to create a basic evergreen shape. Several colors of paint with antiquing glaze give it a rustic look. Cards clip to mini clothespins hot-glued to the boards.

Get the how-to at Little Lucy Lu.

Hanging On String in a Frame

Hanging On String in a Frame

I Heart Organizing

Jen from I Heart Organizing strung baker’s twine between the edges of a white frame to create this crisp, modern display. Cards hang from the string on mini clothespins covered in pretty washi tape. Fill in empty holes with blingy ornaments or paper cutouts while you wait for cards to arrive. Jen also used vinyl letters to label the wall above the frame.

Get the how-to at I Heart Organizing.

Hung on a Silver and Gold String Art Tree

Hung on a Silver and Gold String Art Tree

Mintage Home

Gabrielle at Mintage Home created this large holiday card display by stringing silver yarn between tiny pins in a simple fir-tree shape. Stripes of silver and gold duct tape glam up the wooden clothespins that hold the cards and a tinsel ribbon serves as a faux tree topper.

Get the how-to at Mintage Home.

Hanging From Real Branches

Hanging From Real Branches

My Life and Kids

Anna at My Life and Kids created an organic holiday card display by “potting” tree branches in a glass hurricane vase filled with rocks. Clothespins attach the cards to the branches, creating a dramatic way to display holiday cards that can double as a centerpiece for holiday meals.

Get the how-to at My Life and Kids.

In a Handmade Display Board

In a Handmade Display Board

That’s My Letter

Jaime at That’s My Letter used a circular saw to make two beveled cuts into a two-by-four board to make this easy stand to prop up holiday cards on a mantle, shelf or table. Key to know for this DIY: A typical circular saw blade is ...-inch thick and cuts a groove into which cardstock fits perfectly.

Get the how-to at That’s My Letter.

On a Creamy Clothespin Wreath

On a Creamy Clothespin Wreath

Fern Creek Cottage

Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage used soft creamy colors to create this card display so it can be used year-round. She decoupaged script-patterned paper on cream-painted clothespins and then glued them on a metal ring, putting cream buttons in between for space. A brown and cream gingham ribbon is glued to the top with a loop for hanging. Holiday cards simply clip onto the wreath -- after the holidays, use it to show off antique postcards or family photos.

Get the how-to at Fern Creek Cottage.

Attached to Ribbon on a Door

Attached to Ribbon on a Door

I Heart Organizing

Running a double layer of pretty ribbons topped with a decorative felt snowflake on the door of a pantry or closet creates a prominent holiday card display that literally takes up no space, like in this project from Jen at I Heart Organizing. Use small balls of mounting putty to stick cards onto the ribbon.

Get the how-to at I Heart Organizing.

Chicken-Wire Frame

Chicken-Wire Frame

Simply Kierste

In this project from Simply Kierste, a piece of chicken wire is fit to an empty frame and red mini clothespins clip on to attach holiday cards. A distressed paint job on the frame complements the rustic look. Hang the display on a wall or prop it on your porch.

Get the how-to at Simply Kierste

Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer working, parenting, and living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google+.

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