5 Creative Ways to Display Christmas Cards

One of the best things about the holidays is receiving holiday cards from all your loved ones. Whether you live in the same city or are miles away, Christmas cheer is always welcome.

Having your Christmas cards displayed in your home is not only a fun idea, but also gives us sweet reminders that make us smile. We’ve created five Christmas card display ideas that will go perfectly in any home. From Christmas wreath decor to fun Christmas frames, these ideas are simple and easy to make.

1. Christmas Frame

If you’re searching for a fun wall art idea, this Christmas card display will certainly stand out. Aside from being inexpensive, this craft is creative and suitable for any room in your home. If the room is color-themed, feel free to paint your frame in whatever color you’d like. We went with gold to give it that extra holiday cheer.

How to Make a Christmas Frame


  • 18×24 frame
  • Christmas lights
  • Christmas cards
  • Sticker cardboard letters
  • Small clothespins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Additional decor

Step 1: Place the frame face down.

Step 2: Bring in your lights. You can use whichever ones you’d like but we decided on fairy, battery-operated lights since they are lightweight.

Step 3: Glue the lights in a zig-zag pattern across the frame. Make sure you stretch the lights on each side.

Step 4: Flip your frame over and attach your letters to the top of the frame.

Step 5: Attach your christmas cards with clothespins.

Step 6: Add cute details next to your cards and enjoy!

You can either lean this frame against the wall or hang it amongst other wall art. Do make sure you hide the cord behind the frame when doing so.

2. Creative Wall Display

Pretty bows are seen throughout the holidays such as on gifts and tree decorations. For this DIY wall art, incorporate a festive look with metallic ribbon, lights, and your favorite Christmas greetings. It’s easiest to first lay out the cards you’d like to use in each row to make sure they all go well together.

How to Make a Christmas Wall Display


  • Ribbon
  • Christmas cards
  • Double sided tape
  • Fun decor
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut out your ribbon in varying lengths. Make sure you measure your ribbon before cutting.

Step 2: Add your tape to the back of each ribbon piece.

Step 3: Place your first ribbon on the wall. Push down to secure it.

Step 4: Add double sided tape to the back of your card.

Step 5: Place the card on top of the ribbon. We suggest no more than four cards per line, as it can get heavy.

Step 6: Repeat until you’ve completed all rows.

Depending on your space, you can add additional decor such as small wreaths, leaves, bows and ornaments between the photos. If there is room below, create a pretty Christmas scene with artificial snow and figurines.

3. Clay Card Holders

If you don’t have wall space for a Christmas card display, you can add subtle pops of Christmas cards throughout your home. Clay card holders can be placed just about anywhere you’d like. You’ll be using paint to create this, so make them you’re in a well-ventilated area.

How to Make Christmas Clay Card Holders


  • Polymer clay
  • Crafting knife
  • Christmas cards
  • Cutting matt or board
  • Brushes
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Gold leaf
  • Craft glaze
  • Baking tray

Step 1: Place the cutting board down.

Step 2: Grab a piece of clay and knead it until soft.

Step 3: Mold into a triangular shape.

Step 4: Make a slit on top of the tree with your crafting knife. This slit will hold your card.

Step 5: Ensure that the bottom of tree is flat.

Step 6: Place them on a baking tray sheet and pop into the oven. We recommend heating for 15 minutes at 275 degrees, but double check on the clay packaging for any specific instructions.

Step 7: Once cooled, start decorating your Christmas tree design with your paint.

Step 8: Don’t forget to add cute details.

Step 9: Wait for them to dry and enjoy!

Mix and match different shapes such as round Christmas ornaments or angels. If you have Christmas photo prints that you want to include, place them side by side with your cards.

4. Hanging Wreaths

Wreaths are an essential part of Christmas decor. Displaying theme in a creative way can wow your guests and create a wonderland look. Purchase a variety of wreaths ranging in different colors and sizes to create a fun display.

How to Make Hanging Wreaths


  • Branch
  • Decorative garland
  • Twine
  • Christmas cards
  • Clothespins
  • 4 wreaths in variety of sizes
  • Scissors

Step 1: Hang your branch. We used curtain rod brackets but you can use whatever you prefer.

Step 2: Take your twine and tie it around the branch.

Step 3: Tie the other end of the twine around the top of your wreath. Cut another piece and tie it to the bottom.

Step 4: Continue that process for the other 3 rows, hanging the wreaths at different lengths.

Step 5: Attach your christmas cards to the twine with clothespins. You can add as many or as little as you’d like.

Step 6: Add in your decorative garland.

To create even more variety, try adding metallic accents with gold leaf to your wreaths or replacing some of the Christmas cards with favorite photos or Holiday quotes.  Your favorite sayings can also be used to create your personalized Christmas cards.

5. Christmas Scene

When you think of a classic Christmas scene, you think of snow, Christmas trees, pine scented candles and shimmery lights. Creating a Christmas scene for your cards is easy and super fun to make, especially since you can play with snow.

How to Make A Wintery Christmas Scene


  • Cake stand
  • Artificial snow
  • Christmas cards
  • Trees
  • Figurines
  • Card holders
  • Additional decor pieces

Step 1: Place your cake stand down.

Step 2: Sprinkle snow to the top of your cake stand.

Step 3: Mix in different elements such as Christmas cards, trees, figurines and smaller ornaments.

If you don’t want  to use a cake stand,you could also use a decorative dish, placemat, or cutting board. The snow adds the extra cheer your need to make your home festive for the holiday season.

As you can see, there are many ways to display Christmas cards to make their sentiments stand out in your home, from wall art to a snowy winter scene. Involve your kids in the fun and start a new family tradition for years to come.