September 01, 2012

Creative Ways to Display Your Christmas Cards


Creative Ways to Display Your Christmas Cards

Guest post by Erin Levine

When the Christmas season arrives, millions of families look forward to receiving an assortment of amusing, cute, and beautiful Christmas cards. Many of these cards are simple greetings to wish your family a happy holiday season. Some individuals use this time to update you on their family news, while other holiday greetings include Christmas invitations to holiday socials and parties. There are many creative ways to display these cards for your family and visitors to enjoy. Here are a few ideas that look great and are simple to make with things you already have around the house.



Make a Decorative Wreath


You can easily create a decorative wreath using your collection of holiday cards. This project simply requires you to use glue or clothespins to attach your cards to a round wood frame from a craft store. You can dress this wreath up by using ribbons and other Christmas decorations, including garlands. Once you've completed your wreath, place it anywhere in your house.


Create a Display

Fireplaces and windowsills work great for displaying Christmas invitations and cards. After you artfully arrange the cards on these surfaces, place a few Christmas decorations around the cards. You can hang an extra string of lights in front of the area for an elegant touch. This display method makes it easy for you to add new additions as they arrive in the mail. 

Craft Tree Ornaments
 




Christmas cards make great additions to your Christmas tree display. First, punch a hole through the paper at the top left corner. After looping a ribbon through the hole, you can easily hang the card right on the tree. You can decorate your big Christmas tree with your cards or just use a smaller tree.

Make Your Own Garland

Consider attaching your Christmas cards to a festive ribbon to make a special garland. This project only requires a ribbon and a few clothespins to attach the cards. You can hang this ribbon just about anywhere, including down your banister stairs or across your fireplace. If you get more cards than your ribbon can handle, it's easy to make another one to display in a new place in your house.


Door Display

Using a ribbon, you can create a Christmas display on any door in your house. Start this project by taping thick and festive ribbon to the top of your door. Once you've cut the ribbon to the appropriate length, you can start decorating your door. Using paperclips, tape or glue, simply attach the Christmas invitations and cards right to the ribbon. This gives you a great way to decorate a part of your house that you might not usually decorate for the holidays.
Bulletin Board
 



A bulletin board gives you a blank slate to completely create your own Christmas art piece. Unless you want the brown cork to show, consider starting the project with a paper background. You can use holiday scrapbook paper or wrapping paper for a colorful base. After you've finished pinning the base, arrange your Christmas cards and attach them to the board. You can personalize this look by adding your child's Christmas artwork and any other holiday papers you may have.


Most importantly, have fun with your Christmas card displays and let them be a reflection of you and your own style. When you are finished, not only will you have a great way to display all of the Christmas cards you’ve received, but you’ll have a great conversation piece for your next holiday party!




Erin Levine works with PaperStyle, an online-only company that sells everything from cute Christmas greeting cards to elegant wedding invitations. She loves writing about do-it-yourself crafts and is eagerly awaiting the Christmas season!

8 comments:

  1. Great ideas. The door display one is what I want to do this year.

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  2. Gorgeous ideas, I'll have to keep them in ind for Christmas.

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  3. Such great ideas! I think my fav's are the wreath, the ribbon garland and the craft tree. Great post! Thanks.

    Jonquil,
    I know I mentioned this the last time, when viewing your blog, (and mine is the same way), the mixpod player never plays and it only does this when viewing it in google chrome. I don't know why this happens. I've been searching the internet for answers, but haven't found one yet. If you ever figure it out would you let me know? When viewing from IE it plays the music. So strange!

    Have a nice holiday weekend!

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  4. She did do a really good job! Lots of creative ideas!

    Dorothy: Try changing your skin to the mixpod skin. Worked for me.

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  5. Very creative, Jonquil :) I love Christmas decorations and decorating. You asked if I recently redid my Holidays blog: only the header, but I did make that blog layout from free images a while back :)

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  6. Jonquil....THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!! I did what you said to do (changing to the mixpod skin and YAY it works in google chrome! I'm a happy camper now! Hugs to you!

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  7. Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Say G'day Linky Party! I have shared your post on my social networking sites! It was so great to share a Christmassy post!

    Hope to see you again this Saturday.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  8. Such wonderful ideas for Christmas card displays. I really like the photograph of the cards hanging from garland on a banister. Christmas cards have always been a large part of my home decorations for the holdiays.
    Maureen

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