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34 Best Christmas Card Holders to Display Your Merriest Mail

Hang your season's greetings in style with these Christmas card display ideas!

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Best Friends for Frosting

Everyone loves going to the Christmas tree farm, decorating the Christmas tree, and baking all those Christmas cookies (like one of Ree's favorites!)—but one of the most simple Christmas traditions people enjoy during the holidays is receiving Christmas cards. It's so much fun to catch up with friends and family, near and far! You spend plenty of time yourself thinking of what to write in your Christmas cards, and we know our loved ones do, too. So don't just tuck their cards away out of sight! Make your season's greetings part of your festive decorations with these unique Christmas card display ideas.

There are so many fun and creative options that go way beyond piling cards up on your coffee table or hanging them on the fridge. We've got simple DIY Christmas card display ideas using inexpensive craft supplies or items you already have around the house, and most of them can be made in just an hour or two. Not feeling crafty? No problem! There also are plenty of Christmas card holders available for purchase if you're short on time or energy.

Here are some of our favorite ways to display Christmas cards:

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Club Crafted
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DIY Pegboard Card Holder

This card holder is chic and simple! Paint your pegboard whatever color you like for a retro holiday look.

See more at Club Crafted.


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Design Improvised
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DIY Repurposed CD Card Holder

Is this incredibly simple and clever? Use an old CD rack to display all your cards. Chances are, you'll find one at a thrift shop that you can paint in a holiday color!

See more at Design Improvised.


pom pom garland
Alice and Lois
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DIY Pom Pom Christmas Card Garland

This whimsical garland can be made from any color pom poms. Use it for Christmas or any other time of year you need a pop of fun and color!

See more at Alice and Lois.


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Magnetized Holiday Christmas Holder

No space at all? This clever magnetized holder takes a door or other magnetic surface and turns it into a place to display all those cards.

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The Happy Scraps
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DIY Stenciled Christmas Card Holder

How cute is this? This streamlined card holder is easy to make, and you can stencil any words you like.

See more at The Happy Scraps.


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The Merry Thought
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Simple DIY Christmas Card Holder

This simple card holder is a cinch to make with plywood and wood dowels, and it will last for years. Paint it if you prefer more color, or leave it natural for a more Scandinavian feel.

See more at The Merry Thought.


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Personalized Christmas Card Holder

This pretty holder is personalized and adds a nice rustic touch to your display. There's tons of room, too!

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Lemon Thistle
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DIY Magnetic Christmas Card Board

Make this rustic memo board with salvaged wood and home improvement store finds! Use it for Christmas cards now and notes year-round.

See more at Lemon Thistle.


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Santa's Sleigh

How adorable will Santa's sleigh look filled with Christmas cards? This is a simple, low-key way to corral all your cards this year. 

snowflake card holder
Persia Lou
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DIY Snowflake Christmas Card Holder

This card holder is pretty enough to display all by itself! But it's even nicer when it's full of cards from all your favorite people.

See more at Persia Lou.


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Best Friends for Frosting
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DIY Poster Board Christmas Card Holder

This card holder is super-simple to make but looks like you worked for hours and hours! Paint it any color you like, but we do love pink for something fun and different!

See more at Best Friends for Frosting.


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Rustic Christmas Card Holder

This rustic card holder will work well in farmhouse decor or a more traditional setting. You can hang it or lean it against the wall on your foyer table. 

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Average But Inspired
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DIY Clothes Pin Card Wreath

This cute wreath is so simple to make! You can knock this out in less than an hour.

See more at Average But Inspired.


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Metal Christmas Tree Card Holder
Now 13% off

Hang or lean this pretty Christmas card holder against a wall. Its elegant silhouette will show off all your cards nicely.

christmas card display ideas chicken wire
Lolly Jane
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DIY Chicken Wire Christmas Card Holder

This charming card holder will fit right in with farmhouse or country décor. Keep this piece up year-round to hold other photos you love.

See more at Lolly Jane.


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Round Wall Display

Talk about multi-tasking! This round memo holder can display Christmas cards now and notes or photos later. That way, you're able to keep it up all year round. 

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Reality Daydream
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DIY Chalkboard Christmas Card Wreath

This fun Christmas card wreath is a great way to display your season's greetings. Thankfully, it's also a super easy DIY project. This one features a chalkboard center so you can change the message to suit your mood or count down the days til' Christmas!

See more at Reality Daydream.


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Sarah Hearts
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DIY Turquoise Wire Christmas Wreath

Not every Christmas decoration has to be red or green. If you're the type who embraces color, you'll love this DIY wire wreath that's been spray painted a lovely shade of lagoon blue.

See more at Sarah Hearts.


christmas card display ideas burlap christmas card holder
Polkadot Chair
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DIY Burlap Christmas Card Holder

This sweet Christmas card holder hangs on your door and can be whatever length you like. This no-sew project couldn't be easier!

See more at Polkadot Chair.


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Merry Mail Christmas Card Display

This card holder is handmade and features a simple, modern design. Attach your cards using any magnets!

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The Merrythought
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DIY Wooden Christmas Card Holders

This project uses natural wood, faux greenery, and bulldog clips to create three beautiful pieces that can be used year-round to display your favorite cards and photos.

See more at The Merrythought.


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5-Star Reviews
Church Christmas Card Holder
Now 11% off

This pretty little church is just right for displaying all your cards in a classic way. 

christmas card display ideas ribbon
In My Own Style
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DIY Plaid Ribbon Christmas Card Holder

This joyful Christmas card holder project is a great way to use up small amounts of leftover ribbon. The frame is from a thrift store, so the whole thing will cost you next to nothing.

See more at In My Own Style.


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Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Shutters Christmas Card Holder

Create this country-style display with old shutters, repurposed and dressed up with a pretty paint color!

See more at Pretty Handy Girl.


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Bren Did
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DIY Jingle Bell Christmas Card Holder

Nothing says Christmas like jingle bells! Or in this case, a jingle bell garland to hold all your merry mail.

See more at Bren Did.


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Making Home Base
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DIY Framed Corkboard

This simple but beautiful DIY corkboard comes together in under an hour. Hang it near your tree and fill it up with the smiling faces of your family and friends.

See more at Making Home Base.


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Budget Buy: Less than $10
String Light Christmas Card Display
Now 70% off

Christmas lights make everything more...well, Christmasy! This set features lit-up photo clips so you can easily attach your holiday mail. 

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The Lily Pad Cottage
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DIY Window Christmas Card Holder

Shabby never looked so chic! This easy DIY project involves repurposing old windows to show off your pretty holiday mail.

See more at The Lily Pad Cottage.


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A Girl and a Glue Gun
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Washi Tape Christmas Card Holder

Washi tapes featuring playful patterns make this Christmas card holder unique. Top it off with a glittery star for an extra dose of holiday cheer.

See more at A Girl and a Glue Gun.


christmas card display ideas glitter clothespins
Posh Little Designs
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DIY Glitter Clothespins

Add a little sparkle to your décor with these DIY glittery clothespins. You can easily attach them to a ribbon or garland to display your Christmas cards in glamorous style.

See more at Posh Little Designs.


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