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Christmas Card Display

I feel like many of us have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. We love all the get togethers, pretty decorations, and general merriment but, man, this time of year can be stressful. Presents to buy, Christmas cards to mail out, cookies to bake. No wonder we’re all exhausted by January 1st. It also doesn’t help that it feels like Christmas sneaks up on you like your Great Aunt Elaine coming up behind you for a big 1995-Lancome-perfume-scented Christmas bear hug.

Well, I thought I’d share a super quick and easy way to organize and display all those Christmas cards you’ve been receiving. And I promise your sanity will be intact when you’re finished.

So what’s my super quick and easy method? Hang your Christmas cards on your kitchen cabinet doors. Now this isn’t groundbreaking or anything, but it works because most people have kitchen cabinet doors.

And as a parent of a mischievous one year old, I love this idea because he can’t get his sticky paws on the cards and tear them down.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
grosgrain ribbon
packaging tape
mini clothespins (available at most craft stores)

christmas card holder supplies

I’m about to blow your mind right now.

Take a piece of ribbon and tape it onto the inside of your kitchen cabinet door. Make sure it’s good and tight before you tape it down on the top and bottom.

Here’s the inside of one of my doors.

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Grab a mini clothespin and start pinning cards to the ribbon.

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Voila! Your festive cards from friends and family are displayed!

Plus a little more Christmas cheer is added to your kitchen.

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One thing I also love about this method is that you don’t have to store anything big and bulky the rest of the year. You can fold up the ribbon and save it for next year or use it for something else like a craft or to wrap a present.

While you’re here, I might as well show you the touch of Christmas cheer I added to our master bedroom this year.

I hung a flocked wreath I’ve had for a couple years above the bed, and I added some red decorative pillows to the bed. It was exhausting.

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The red decorative pillows are from HomeGoods. I figure I can use the snowflake ones throughout winter.

christmad bed pillows

Our bedding was also updated thanks to the nice seasonal sales at Target and JCPenney a few weeks ago. Merry Christmas to me.

christmas pillows for bed

Seeing these photos makes me really itchy to paint our bedroom. The one thing that’s held me back is the vaulted ceiling so we’ll need to either rent a tall ladder or scaffolding. But I think it’s time to buck up and do it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  1. I love how simple and creative this is! It also helps your kitchen look more festive. Super cute – thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Great idea for Christmas card display:-)
    Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year:-)

  3. I like the idea of hanging the cards in you ur kitchen but I’m a messy baker and flour went everywhere yesterday, so then it’d all be covered. Ha! But I do like it. Another touch could be making the clothes pins sparkle with washi tape or glitter. Or paint them. I’ve stained clothespins before and it was super easy!

  4. I love this idea! I have been using tape and the cards are constantly falling on the floor. I wish I had known this before- getting this idea the day before Christmas was not so great but, on the other hand I know what to do next year and boy am I happy. I can see how festive my kitchen is going to look with the addition of the cards. I find it difficult to decorate the kitchen. It’s mostly new curtains, Christmas pictures and a few things on the counter because I do all the cookies and other baking during the holiday season. The cards will be a welcome addition.
    Happy Holidays to all!

  5. Great idea! I think it looks especially nice against your white cabinets. I went the lazy route and taped our cards up along the shelves of our kitchen hutch, and of course they keep falling off and, of all people, Forrest is the one who is super bothered by it. Go figure.

  6. I really love this idea and not just for cards. I used to tape my kids artwork to our kitchen cabinets because I didn’t have anywhere else to display their favorite artwork. I wish I would have seen this sooner.

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