Decorating with Christmas cards

Decorating with Christmas cards

There are so many beautiful Christmas cards out there these days that it seems logical to somehow incorporate them into your festive decor rather than shoving them into one of those card holders where they are get overlapped and hidden, and not shown off. I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite card designs, but at the same time give some inspiration for how to display them and use some of your favourite cards to actually decorate this Christmas. 

I really urge you to try and buy some independently designed cards this year - Sarah Hamilton's Just a Card campaign highlights the importance of this, so even if it is just one of two for your favourite people, try and support those designer/makers who work so hard for their art. 

There are some discount codes at the bottom of this post for the card designers featured, so make sure you scroll to the end and make use of those!

For this scene I used a twig which I covered in foliage and hung using fishing wire. Then I simply added a mini bulldog clip to each card and hung it from the twig with some festive ribbon.

Card designs (L to R): Thornback and Peel / Katie Leamon / Katie Leamon / Thornback and Peel / Katie Leamon

Other prop details: Snowflake ribbon: Tiger / mini gold bulldog clips: Hema / Deer: Tiger / Spotty tumbler: Howkapow

This one is a bit more playful and colourful, as well as super easy as all you need is some washi tape! Simply sticking some of your favourite cards on the wall and mixing in a few paper decorations and sprigs of greenery, creates a really simple wall display and shows off the cards beautifully.

Card designs (clockwise from top left): Emma Block / Roxwell Press / Emma Block / Roxwell Press / Roxwell Press

Other prop details: Washi tape: Tiger / Paper snowflakes: Hema / Chalk pen (used on mirror): Chakola

How gorgeous are all of these Christmas cards?! If you fancy stocking up, then here are some discount codes to help out: 

Emma Block: Receive 10% off everything except custom artwork on Emma's website using the code: 91MAGAZINE - Click here to shop

Roxwell Press: Get free delivery until 6th December using the code: CRACKER - available for UK shipping only - Click here to shop

Thornback and Peel: Get 15% off everything valid until 14th Dec at Midnight using code: PATCHWORKHARMONY - Click here to shop

Katie Leamon: 10% off everything valid until 7th December using code: PATCHWORK10 - click here to shop.