Holiday Card Display with Caravan Printables

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Holiday cards make the season bright for me! It’s always nice to find cards from loved ones among all of the bills, catalogs, and junk mail in the mailbox. I love that photo cards are so commonplace now and that I get to see the smiling faces of our friends and family on their cards. Because I enjoy receiving holiday cards so much, I make sure to send them out to a pretty extensive list every year. With all the craziness that takes place in December, sometimes they end up being New Years cards, but I’m ok with that too.

I’ve never found a way to display the cards that we receive that is perfect for us and our home. This year I decided to try something new and I am so excited with how it turned out. I’ve always admired the oversized printable posters that Caravan Shoppe has available for the holidays. I downloaded their Bright Season Printable Poster for free and sent it to Staples to be printed as a 36 x 48″ engineering print. The large scale black and white print cost me less than $8! I secured the poster to my wall in my entryway using blue painter’s tape and then hung a snowflake garland to frame it. There was lots of space around the words on the poster to hang holiday cards. I attached glittery clothespins directly to the poster, but you could also use more painter’s tape to stick the cards on.

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Since it’s not quite December, we haven’t received any cards yet this year. I pulled out some of my favorites from past years so that I could share this holiday card display idea with you ASAP. I always keep the photo cards that we receive each year and it’s so fun looking through them when I pull out the Christmas boxes to decorate the house. I especially love to see the cards that I’ve created with our family photos to send out in recent years. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that we were a family of 3 just two years ago. Crazy!

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Just like in past years, I ordered Tiny Prints holiday cards from Shutterfly this year. In my opinion, navy blue can be incorporated into almost any color palette… it’s my favorite! I was so excited to find this navy blue Christmas design from Hello Little One that also tied in more traditional red and green foliage along with a beautiful deep turquoise color. The color palette on the tri-fold Fantastic Festive Foliage holiday card coordinated perfectly with our gorgeous family portraits that we took with Angela Garzon Photography earlier this year. And, because I’m crazy like that, I was also able to coordinate the envelope liner and the custom envelope addressing perfectly with our card. All that made this stylist very happy!

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Time for me to grab a cup of coffee and start stuffing those envelopes so that I can make the season a little brighter for our family’s loved ones.  If you’re looking for a fun way to make stuffing, addressing, sealing, and stamping a little less of a chore, check out my Holiday Preparation Party for ideas about getting all of that done with friends.

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Printable Poster Holiday Card Display

– Printable Holiday Poster from Caravan Printables ( I used this one)
Blue Painter’s Tape
Glitter Clothespins
– Hot Glue or Craft Glue
– Garland or Lights (optional)

Directions:

  • Print the poster as a 36 x 48″ engineering print. I like to use my local Staples print center for this. 
  • Secure the poster to your wall using plenty of blue painter’s tape rolled and hidden behind the poster along the edges. 
  • Frame the poster by hanging a garland around it if you wish. 
  • Use hot glue or craft glue to secure the clothespins onto to the poster in the negative space around the words.
  • Clip up your holiday cards as you receive them in the mail.

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Comments

  1. These turned out great! I love your creativity. It looks amazing and thankfully really easy for us non creatives to do!

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