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25 christmas card display ideas

25 Creative Christmas Card Display Ideas

Every year, you receive numerous Christmas cards in many different shapes and sizes. Some may be pictures, others may be greetings or poems, but nonetheless they put a smile on your face! The problem is wanting to show them off and not being sure how to do it. But, with the right tools and a little creativity, you can create perfect Christmas card displays.

If you need some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, we've got you covered. Perhaps you want to display them on your staircase or you have unused materials in your garage that you want to make use of. We've compiled 25 of our favorite Christmas card display ideas—so let's get started!

DIY Holiday Twine Tree

diy christmas card display twine tree
Source: Design Improvised

Perhaps you don't have a Christmas tree this year, or better yet, you want two! This fun display allows you to continuously add to it in case the cards come pouring in. Head on over to our holiday cards, to make sure yours get displayed in someone's house as well.

DIY Holiday Ladder

diy christmas card ladder display
Source: Tater Tots and Jello

Up, up and away with this ladder display which can be also be used as an advent calendar or a countdown to Christmas. Add lights or Christmas ornaments to make it light up at night!

Washi Tape Card Display

diy christmas card ladder display

Source: Thyme Is Honey

The good thing about this tree is that it's adjustable and the colors can be mixed and matched however you please. The items used for this are all pretty simple and easy to find: washi tape, string, a tinsel garland, tacks and a red glitter star.

Evergreen Garland Display

diy christmas card garland display

Source: Nine and Sixteen

This garland display makes a beautiful first impression for any entrance. You can also add some holiday flowers or ornaments to go with the overall decor of your home.

Wood String Tree

diy christmas card display wood string

Source: Brit + Co.

Dress up your desk or home entrance with this modern wooden tree. If you are feeling extra festive, add some sequins or glitter to make it pop.

Fairy Lights Wall

diy christmas card display christmas lights

Source: Lights 4 Fun

Christmas is all about lights, why not continue the light party indoors? These fun little clothespins add just the right amount of festivity to the mix. Want something more extravagant? Try using colored lights! That will sure be a conversation starter.

Wood Display

diy christmas card display wood

Source: The Merry Thought

If you have wooden planks that are just occupying space in the basement, it's now time to put it to good use! The more cards you get the more rows you can add. You can keep it simple or paint them festive colors.

Twine Display

diy christmas card display twine

Source: The Lily Pad Cottage

Peek into a window with this fun card display. You could purchase these windows or recycle old ones. Add twine, place your cards and—voilá! Flashing lights would take this to the next level.

Clothespin Wreath

diy christmas card display clothespin wreath

Source: Craftiness is Not Optional

Think twice about hanging your laundry this Christmas season. Use these clothespins to make an extra cool card wreath. You will need eight items to create this, but we promise it's a breeze to put together.

Christmas Tree Collage

diy christmas card display tree collage

Source: Tiny Prints

If you are looking for something different this year, try mixing it up by combining your cards and forming them into a Christmas tree. Wrap small gifts to go with it, and see how it makes a magical display.

Gold Chain Tree

diy christmas card display gold chain

Source: vtwomen

Escape from the normal and traditional Christmas decor with this fun and fabulous tree made out of gold chain. Don't be afraid to add more gold elements, that's the fun part about this display!

Salon Wall

diy christmas card display salon wall

Source: Brit + Co.

Remember photo collaging or scrapbooking as a kid? Well this is just as fun! Relive those memories and start a Christmas board right on your wall! Once the holiday is over, you can always switch out the banner to match with the season.

Christmas Tree Black and White Display

diy christmas card display black and white

Source: FricChic

Not into the classic green, white and red? No problem! This black and white little number will dress up any room. Include some fun polaroids of your favorite Christmas memories.

Vintage Ski Display

diy christmas card display vintage skis

Source: Sweet C Designs

A fun and clever way to put those skis to good use. If you don't have an old pair of skis, you can find some at a local thrift store and paint over them to match with your decor.

Cards on A String

diy christmas card display string

Source: Tiny Prints

Simplicity works wonders sometimes. Your beautiful cards displayed on a simple string can be just as eye catching, especially when it displays photo cards of your loved ones!

Gallery Wall Display

diy christmas card display wall

Source: The Sunny Side Up Blog

If you've been wondering what to do with that empty wall, now's your chance to utilize it! Twine and command hooks are all you need to hold everything together. You don't need to be a DIY pro to pull this off.

Santa Suit Clothespin

diy christmas card display santa clothespin

Source: House for Five

What's cuter than Santa? Santa clothespins! You can also do a snowman, a sparkly snowflake or your favorite holiday character—there are no rules. Felt paper was used for this one, but you can also create them with paint.

Wooden Frame Holiday Display

diy christmas card display wooden frame

Source: Lolly Jane

Chicken wire holds this piece together nicely. You can hang the wreath directly in center or off to the side. After the holidays are over, you can use this to hang family photos or put it in the kitchen and attach recipes.

Branch Display

diy christmas card display branch

Source: Lily Pad Cottage

This is small enough to sit on a table, yet it has the capacity to hold a lot of cards. If you don't want to use twine, you can always use pretty ribbon instead.

Jingle Bells Card Display

diy christmas card display jingle bells

Source: Centsational Girl

This blogger happened to have some extra chain from a chandelier for this project, but you can buy supplies at any hardware store. This can be set right in front of your desk as a beautiful reminder of your loved one's well wishes.

Christmas Garland

diy christmas card display christmas garland

Source: Crab and Fish

If you've ever wondered what to do with all your holiday cards from last year, cut out the best parts of each and make it into garland. Remember to save your cards and you've got decorations for years to come!

String Art Christmas Tree

diy christmas card display string art

Source: My Poppet Makes

Choose colorful string and peg away! You can also mix and match textures and colors—creativity is key! If you want your little ones to join in on the fun, make sure to hang it low enough so they can reach.

Escort Card Display

diy christmas card display escort card

Source: Spotted Ink

If you've ever thrown a wedding or a party where seating cards were needed, use your card holders to arrange your holiday cards! Simply decorate with ornaments, tissue paper or even festive florals.

Woolen Christmas Trees

diy christmas card display wool yarn

Source: Eline's Huis

Yarn isn't just used for knitting anymore, and tape has certainly gotten an upgrade. With all the choices out there, it's easy to come up with a simple yet colorful design for your wall. Stick your cards to the wall or use a thumbtack.

Door Shutters Display

diy christmas card display shutters

Source: Our Nesting Place

If you have a closet or pantry with shutters, then it's the perfect place to set all your cards! The folded ones can slide right in, while the others can be taped or hung with a clothespin. Every time you reach for something, you'll be reminded of your loved ones.

As you can see, there are many fun and easy ways to store and display your Christmas cards. Impress everyone with your Christmas cards this year with these brilliant Christmas photo ideas.

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