Christmas Card Holders

Christmas Card Holders When I Was a Kid

When I was growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, we lived in a very small two-bedroom house with less than 800 square feet leaving very little free wall-space to place a Christmas card holder. My mother had the cutest little Christmas card kit that came with some green and red braided string and lots of tiny little red and green clothes pins. She ran these strands of holiday-colored string from one end of the curtain valance to the other across the double windows in the living room.

As each Christmas card arrived in the mail she would take one of the cute little clothes pins and hang the car on the 'clothes line'. I remember it used to frustrate her if a card came in that was laid out in landscape style because that messed everything up. She couldn't pin the card where you could still see who sent it. When you pinned it portrait style you only pinned one side and that allowed you to still see who sent the card.

Notice the candy striped string and Christmas red and green clothes pins
Notice the candy striped string and Christmas red and green clothes pins

The Need for Christmas Card Holders

Times have changed and over the years it seems people just don't send cards like they used to. However, those who still send cards, really get into their cards. Think about it. With so many personalization options available, you are now able to create cards on your home printer or uploading family photos etc. to an online site. Then you can have them delivered or pick them up at the local store. Customized Christmas cards are very much in style.

Who wouldn't want to display those after your friends or loved ones have put so much thought and effort into creating them? Do you have a proper Christmas card holder?

Nowadays you have lots of options for Christmas card holders. There are ones shaped like wreaths and trees and pretty much any shape you can imagine.

Christmas Card Holders

There are so many cute Christmas card holders available. Some of the cutest varieties I've seen are:

  • Christmas tree shaped card holder
  • Sleigh that holds cards
  • Cardboard Christmas stockings with slots for cards
  • Umbrella-type tree stands that hold cards
  • Wire wreaths that hold cards
  • Snowflakes
  • Snowmen Baskets that hold cards

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20 comments

jknorman 6 years ago

Oh yes....... Christmas time is approaching! How many shopping days do we have left? I am looking forward to the smell of Christmas in our house. Family and good food!

God bless us all and this great country!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Hello Red Elf! I had one of the ones that loook like a Christmas tree. I don't know what happened to it. I think I like the clothesline theory of Christmas card holders, better!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Jknorman! It'll be here before you know it! I'm not at the counting down days phase just yet.

Paradise, I want one of the wire ones that look like a wreath. I'm bored with the clothes line! LOL


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

You can still get those strings and pegs in the UK.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

I think you can here too, Ethel, but they are hard to find.


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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

Nice sharing.


12IvyLane 6 years ago

With our business we get hundreds of cards but I love to display the really unusual, colorful or hand crafted cards. I'm not fond of ones that are printed on the computer or carbon copies from a box. I think each card you send out should be sent with the recipient in mind. Sending a card with santa golfing at the 19th hole to a deeply religious person or a card with scripture to your drinking buddy are just lack of thinking on the sender's part. Christmas is a time to think of those you care about, send a card that reflects that and make a point to show off the cards that mean the most to you as well!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Sukhera!

I agree 12IvyLane. I like the personalized cards too. I don't buy the boxed sets. For the few people I do buy cards for I buy them individually.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great ideas! I love receiving Christmas cards, but I admit that I need to be better about sending them.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

We went to buy some and thought the boxed sets were a bit pricey, and we really only needed 3 so I told my husband we could just by them individually. Wrong! One card alone was $6.97. Have they lost their minds? We went back and bought the boxed set. Today, I bought 50 play cards with envelopes for $6.97 and I have spent the last couple of hours using my scrapbook supplies and making some cute cards I think I'm going to try to sell at work for some extra Christmas money.


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

oh, thanks for all of the suggestions. I love displaying my cards!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

You're welcome, Runway! Thank you for stopping by!


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mercon 6 years ago

good idea... :D


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks, Mercon!


Planetwebfoot 6 years ago

Oh yes, Christmas cards, I almost forgot what those were until I read this article. Thanks for reminding me that saying Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to people over e-mail or social networking sites is not enough.


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Peyton77 6 years ago

My mom used to do something very similar and I had forgotten about it. Thanx for the happy memory. Merry Christmas!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

You're right, Planetwebfoot! We often forget that.

Glad to spark those fond memories, Peyton! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow, it was neat reading your Hub, my grandchild would love having them, their string broke and all her work placing them in a size pattern , sadden her, I think she will like your Hub also. Thanks again for that refreshing bit of information, its things like this that makes holidays come alive. Ed


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Ed! Happy Holidays!


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Info Help 6 years ago from Chicago

Hi Kcc Big Country!

Great hub! I need a Christmas Card holder :)

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