I send my dearest friends and family members holiday cards each year to wish them, extra love, this time of year. I appreciate that personal touch and I bet they do too. It's so much more valuable than a Merry Christmas post on Facebook. It makes me feel loved. And, if someone writes something especially for me in the card, it's even more meaningful.
So, when these holiday cards come in, I want to honor them at least during the season. But, where to put them? There are so many ways to display the cards. Here are the 15-holiday card organization ideas I used in the past and may use in the future.
15 Greeting Cards Organization Ideas
- Hang them from a garland with clothespins. This is what I have done the last few years. Check out the picture below.
- A display on the entertainment center.
- Tape to your wall as a border around your family room.
- Place them on the tree with hooks.
- Tape on the back of the front door.
- Make a wall Christmas tree with holiday cards.
- Tape to a fireplace mantel far away from the fire.
- A display on a wreath with a clothespin.
- A display on a wireframe for ornament hooks that have clips.
- Display on a colored 2-inch wide ribbon and hang on the back of a door.
- A display on the staircase railing with tape.
- A display on picture frame holders if they are really special and sturdy.
- Tape to a mirror frame in the main hall.
- Hang on kitchen cabinet doors to decorate your kitchen for the holidays.
- Hang from a clothesline with clothespins on the inside of the front window.
The clips I used are clothes pins with felt ornament shapes in front of them. So cute. I picked them up at the end of the season a few years ago. This garland has plastic links that keep it together. The clothespins attach nicely to it and can hold the card at the same time.
What to do after the holidays with these cards? I'm glad you asked. Here are some suggestions.
- Make a card book. Hole punch the cards into a small 6 x 9 binder and tab each year.
- Make a collage by cutting out your favorite part of the card and gluing them to a scrapbook page. Then, you can frame it each year for everyone to enjoy throughout the year or just create a scrapbook of all the different collage cards.
- Make the card photos into Christmas ornaments. Check out what I made with my photo images from family and friends.
Feel free to visit our new Christmas Tree Greeting Card DIY project below. It was fun to make and super easy.
I hope this inspired you to share cards with others and display them with honor in your own home.
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Rose M Griffith
You just gave me an idea of what to do with my leftover cards this year--make them into ornaments for the nursing home that we made snowmen for this year! Thanks for the inspiration.
I'm still trying to decide how to display this year's cards, but I think the attaching them to ribbon or garland idea. I usually just tape them to a door in our family room, but that's boring!
I'm glad the post inspired you, Rose. Thanks for commenting.
Thank you for all the creative ideas with things to do with holiday cards. My husband always makes fun of me for not being sentimental. However, I always save the cards that I am given. I think I have every card I've been given since grade school. I still have all the cards from when we got married. Perhaps I will try the collage idea with those
What a great way to show off your Christmas cards.
I love some of the decorations on some of the cards, they are expertly done, and look much better than most decorations I see on a tree.
Thanks for sharing.
I, too, love holiday and birthday cards. I love giving them, and I love receiving them.
It will be different this year as we are not at home, and so I'm sure we won't receive many cards at our temp location. We sent out fewer than usual, but thank goodness for the Internet, as at least it enables you to say Hi to to those you weren't able to send a card to.
We always save the nicest cards for inspiration, and occasionally cut out an image for decorating something. perry Christmas to you, Sabrina!
I made a holiday card organizer from a cross stitch pattern. It is a little old fashioned, but it has become tradition. It helps to have somewhere that I know they belong as soon as they've been read. Also, it is a temporary holding place until after the holidays, when I typically like to read them again one last time.
That sounds so cute. Thanks for sharing.
I agree with you about cards seeming more meaningful than some sort of electronic message or posting. I have two fireplaces so lots of mantel space to put them.
Christmas cards give the house a festive look. I like your suggestion of hanging cards from a garland - so pretty. I have wonderful ideas in my head of how I would like to make my house look festive inside and out - reality is I have very little time.
Paying attention to detail makes a huge difference.
You are so creative.
These are wonderful suggestions Sabrina! So many people I know now send electronic Christmas cards and while I still appreciate the thought, I must admit I do most those cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
Sabrina, at one time we received loads of Christmas cards but that seems to have tapered off over the past few years.
I certainly could have used your suggestions then - they're great.