11 Brilliant Ways To Decorate Your Home With Holiday Cards

Texting, LOL-ing and liking your loved ones’ Instagrams have become de facto means of keeping in touch. But with the arrival of the holiday season ― and, with it, the waves of holiday cards ― we’re reminded of just how fleeting digital communications can be. The delightful tradition of giving and receiving holiday cards lives on during the winter months, and the rarity of physical correspondence makes each card we are given all the more special. In order to maximize enjoyment of every single note this season, we partnered with Tiny Prints to share the most creative and attractive ways to display your holiday cards. If you’re looking for decorating ideas beyond the basic stand-’em-on-the-mantel setup or refrigerator door display, take a peek at these celebratory DIY projects for a serious dose of inspiration.

1. Tape Them To A ‘Tree’
Photo courtesy of Thyme Is Honey
Washi tape, garland and tacks are the three key materials needed to make a spectacular Christmas tree–styled holiday card display like this one from Dani at Thyme Is Honey.
2. Hang Them From A Ladder
Photo courtesy of Tatertots and Jello
We’re smitten with this ladder that doubles as a festive holiday card holder. Fun fact: Jennifer from Tatertots and Jello made the ladder herself -- and offers a handy ladder-making tutorial on her blog.
3. String Them To A Branch
Photo courtesy of A WellCrafted Party and Macey Snelson Photography
Give cards from loved ones a place of honor by hanging them from a gorgeous branch. Head over to A Well-Crafted Party for the rustic-chic how-to.
4. Put Them On Shutters
Photo courtesy of Pretty Handy Girl
Thankfully, you don’t have to be a licensed general contractor like Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl in order to follow her instructions for displaying your card collection on painted window shutters. Talk about a beautiful view!
5. Or Dangle Them From Windows
Photo courtesy of The Lilypad Cottage
Kelly from The Lilypad Cottage transforms old window panes into something far more festive. Find the simple steps for the sophisticated final product outlined on her blog.
6. Put A Belt On Them
Photo courtesy of Thats What Che Said
Cheryl at That’s What Che Said has an easy-to-follow tutorial for transforming a boring bucket into a cheerfully outfitted bin that Santa would be lucky to have in his jolly North Pole abode.
7. Or Light Them Up
Photo courtesy of A Turtles Life For Me
File this one under: “Why didn’t we think of that?” Natalie from A Turtle’s Life For Me showcases her holiday cards in a pretty box surrounded by LED twinkle lights.
8. Put Them In A Frame
Photo courtesy of Reasons To Skip The Housework
Holiday greeting cards are beautiful enough to be considered art, so why not frame ‘em like the masterpieces they are? Melanie at Reasons To Skip The Housework uses a giant frame, lights and paint to make her card display pop.
9. Hang Them In A Wreath
Photo courtesy of Provident Home Design
Tamara from Provident Home Design created this simply swell holiday card wreath using only $5 worth of supplies -- but we think it looks like a million bucks.
10. String Them From The Mantel
Photo courtesy of Chapel Cottage Chicks
This charming mantel by Brittany and Jenny at Chapel Cottage Chicks is a wonderful reminder that decor idea “oldies” will always be “goodies” to us.
11. And Decorate Next Year’s Tree With Them
Photo courtesy of Keep With The Times
Come January, we inevitably fret over what to do with our handsome stack of season’s greetings. Well, not anymore. This decorative paper-globe ornament is made from -- yes, you guessed it -- repurposed holiday cards! Barb, who blogs at Keep With The Times, offers a step-by-step tutorial to master this lovely DIY for preserving treasured memories from friends and loved ones.

This holiday season, turn your memories into mementos, and share them with loved ones in your life. Use these holiday photos as inspiration for creating your own holiday cards with Tiny Prints. Tiny Prints is your source for modern cards, chic stationery and gifts for all of life’s occasions, helping you share moments and milestones with family and friends. Visit TinyPrints.com to see all the ways you can spread cheer this holiday season.