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12 Pretty Ways to Display All Those Holiday Cards

Don't just tuck them away in a box.

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Courtesy Design Improvised

Zigging and zagging

Tiny ornaments and snowflakes elevate this simple tree design even before you start hanging your cards on it. Head over to Design Improvised to find out how to make your own.

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Framed again

Washi tape makes for cheerful, temporary frames to create a gallery wall of all your holiday cards. Get the full instructions from Design Improvised.

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Racking up

An old CD rack transforms into a handy holder for flipping through your holiday cards. Learn how to deck yours out from Design Improvised.

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Courtesy Thyme is Honey

O Christmas tree

This fun Christmas tree-shaped card display is decked out with a garland and sparkly star. Get the full instructions from Thyme is Honey. While sifting through your Christmas mail, keep an eye out for funny family Christmas cards. 

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Courtesy Lolly Jane

Down to the wire

Humble chicken wire gets a major upgrade with the help of a wreath—and of course some festive holiday cards. Get the full instructions for this gorgeous display from Lolly Jane.

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Courtesy Censational Girl

Bells and chains

Simple chain from the hardware store makes a sturdy base for a display, and jingle bells make adorable clips for each card. Find out more from Centsational Girl.

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Courtesy My Poppet

Stringing along

This funky yarn art Christmas tree takes a fun twist on your typical evergreen. Bright feather “ornaments” add an extra whimsical touch. Head over to My Poppet to get the directions.

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Courtesy Honeybear Lane

Shutter to think

You probably have a handy spot for hanging cards on hand already—just close your shutters and clip cards into place. Learn more from Honeybear Lane.

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Courtesy Melissa at greenergrasshandmade.com

Ribbon row

This cute cupboard display looks festive, but couldn’t be simpler to make. Head over to Greener Grass to learn how to make it.

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Courtesy Reasons to Skip the Housework

Shed some light

Holiday string lights are an extra festive way to hang up Christmas cards. Get the directions for this cheery display from Reasons to Skip the Housework.

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Courtesy the Merry Thought

Stripped down

Basic wood planks make a simple, rustic base to display your holiday cards. Add a piece of mistletoe for a bit of extra cheer. Visit The Merry Thought for the full instructions.

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Courtesy Nine & Sixteen

Grand entrance

For a welcoming entrance, hang Christmas cards from loved ones around a doorframe. Using an evergreen garland as a base makes it extra festive.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s Medscape.com and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.