Christmas Card Display Ideas

By now you probably have lots of Christmas greeting cards piling up somewhere and it always seems like a challenge to figure out interesting ways to display them. I put together four ideas that help to integrate them into your decor seamlessly. Of course these are geared more towards a “rustic” or shabby chic Christmas theme to go along with our Woodland series, but you can always add a coat of fresh paint or whimsical details to change up the look to fit your decor. The main idea is to look around and see what you have available.

  • Turn a rustic shutter into a pocket holder for holiday cards. The cards fit snugly into the slats and make a great display piece. For a modern approach use the same idea but paint the shutter in a solid semi gloss spray paint.

  • I was ecstatic when I found this wire “gate” at a thrift store and scooped it right up. It makes a fabulous display piece for Christmas cards & tiny ornaments. You can slide some cards in between the layers, or punch a small hole in the corner of the card, loop a thin piece of ribbon through, and tie it onto the gate.

  • Another fab find I came across recently was this old ladder – they are all the rage right now in interior & party decor. It goes so great with my Rustic Woodland Christmas setting and adds vertical interest where needed. You can used small clothes pins to attach cards to jute twine, ribbon, or yarn swags. Add some ornaments to give the look some variety.

  • Finally, add a swag of Christmas cards to the backdrop of your dessert table like I did for my Rustic Christmas treats table. Tiny clothespins hold the cards onto twine or ribbon and make decorating the area that much easier.

What are your ideas for displaying greeting cards this year?

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I love the shutter card holders! I’m seeing them everywhere! Maybe I’ll do that for next; a good old card garland in front of the fireplace is my display this year!

  2. timely post on my behalf as I just came up with a way to display my cards this year. I have always taped them to a door in my hallway but I recently repainted the doors and I wanted something that blended in with my new decor. I have a old & very large 12 pane barn window hanging in my entryway. I strung twine across the window and attached my cards with clothespins and those that folded I just draped over the twine. I absolutely love the look…vintage, shabby chic and so me. I will be posting pics on my blog soon if you would like to stop by to take a look.

    Thanks for the ideas…I love the cards on the ladder.

    • Tracy, that window sounds divine! I’ve been on the lookout for an old window frame with glass still in tact but no luck yet.

      Thanks for sharing your idea! Let me know when it’s posted.

  3. I love the ladder!

  4. LOVE the shutter card holder! Oh Chris you have the best ideas!!

  5. I punch a whole at the top of my Christmas cards and use yarn to tie them to the stair railing. I love your ladder idea!

  6. I love the swag holder. I use something like that to display my son’s artwork, so I can easily switch out his artwork as it comes in on a daily basis. That’s a great idea to use it for Christmas cards during the holidays!

  7. These are great options as well! Love that ladder! Thank you for sharing :) -Dani

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