5 Ways to Display and Repurpose Christmas Cards

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We get a lot of Christmas cards every year. I am very excited to share my ideas to display Christmas cards and use them for craft and gift ideas.

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Welcome to Day Eleven of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas. Today KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and I are sharing our favorite ways to display and repurpose Christmas cards.

I love to display Christmas cards. Reusing old Christmas cards is one of my favorite crafts around the holidays. If you are like me and you save old Christmas cards, then you know they can be used to make great gifts. 

Today I am sharing some fun ways to display and reuse Christmas cards.

Ways to Display Christmas Cards

Christmas Tree Skirt

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I bought this dress form three years ago and ever since then I have made it a tradition to give her a new skirt every Christmas. 

The first year I made her a fresh evergreen tree skirt. It made my craft room smell amazing and just like Christmas!

Last year I made her a bright red poinsettia skirt.


Just so you know, this is what her skirt looks like the rest of the year.

tree skirt with chicken wire

This year’s repurposed Christmas card skirt just might be my favorite.

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I bought some small clothespins and used them to clip on the Christmas cards. Then I tied a big red ribbon around her waist.

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I absolutely love this!

Crib mattress with card display

Ways to Display Christmas Cards

I have an old crib mattress frame and I have used it to hang wreaths, reminder notes, and more. I thought this year it would make a great way to display Christmas cards. The crosswires allow you to clip any size holiday cards to the frame. I used small red clothespins to attach them to the crib frame.

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I love this festive look and think it is a perfect way to display Christmas cards as they arrive in the mail.

French Door

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For years we have displayed our Christmas cards on the french door that is between our entryway and the family room. I attach the cards with tape and put them on both sides of the door. It’s a fun way to add decor to the door and everyone loves it.

Ways to Reuse Christmas Cards

Advent Calendar


Five years ago I made six of these advent calendars as gifts for everyone in my family. All of the photos on the back of the numbered tags are from old Christmas cards I had collected. I love turning the numbers on the calendar in December, as each photo is such a wonderful family memory.


You can find the entire DIY on my blog post named DIY Advent Calendar.

Photo Gifts

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A few years ago I made coasters from old Christmas card photos. I made a set for our family using old Christmas card photos of the boys over the years. I also made sets for my parents and siblings which featured all of the grandkids from the four families. I chose a vintage look but you can also make them in bright colors. I used Shutterfly and mine are made out of wood. Here is a link to the Shutterfly coasters but you can use any online printing company to make these.

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I hope you like all of my ideas to reuse and display Christmas cards. Family photos are so much fun and I love using creative ideas to reuse my old Christmas cards.

If you missed any of my Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas, you can find them here:

Day 1: Nine Ways to Repurpose Last Years Christmas Decor

Day 2: Creative Ideas to Stock Your Pantry for the Holidays

Day 3: Favorite Places to Find Inexpensive Holiday Craft Supplies

Day 4: My Favorite Places to Find Inexpensive Holiday Greenery

Day  5: Handmade Holiday Creative Gift Ideas

Day 6: Holiday Make Ahead Desserts

Day  7: 20 Great Ideas for Personalized Gifts

Day 8: How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping Room

Day 9:  7 Creative Ideas to Set a Table

Day 10: The Best 20 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

You can also find Karianne’s amazing blog posts here:

Day 1: 9 Simple Ideas To Repurpose Last Year’s Christmas Decor

Day 2: How To Stock Your Pantry For the Holidays

Day 3: The Best Places to Find Inexpensive Craft Supplies

Day 4: Favorite Faux Winter Sems

Day 5:  Handmade Holiday: Creative Gift Idea

Day 6: Stock Your Freezer: Make Ahead Christmas Dessert

Day 7: Clever Ideas for Personalized Gifts

Day 8:How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping Station

Day 9: Seven Creative Ideas for the Christmas Table

Day  10: Walmart Christmas finds Under $25

Day 11: 5 Ways to Repurpose Christmas Cards

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  1. I love your Advent calendar idea and the Christmas card crib frame! Wondering though where your rug came from as wells as the galvanized metal wrapping paper basket..

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