Holding Place – A Simple Place to Display Christmas Cards

Now that the Christmas cards have begun to roll in, I came up with a temporary place to hold them.

For now, I’m using a Santa basket on my multi-use Pottery Barn basket tray.  Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with a creative solution to display my cards…besides my usual taping them to doorway plan of previous years!

So, for now, I’ll keep them in this cute little Santa basket I picked up at Michael’s.

The basket can be functional and part of the decorations since I always struggle with this spot on my coffee table anyway.  You might recall, how I recently staged the table for fall…

Only to dismantle my creation after a couple hours of crazy-boy/dad wrestling in the family room.

Seriously, I can’t have anything breakable in this spot.

So for now, this will be the place I keep my Christmas cards.  At least it looks better than it usually does…

The remote-holder magazine-stacker catch-all basket!

Have you found a holding place for your Christmas cards?




  1. Heather
    December 9, 2011 / 3:34 am

    You know, I just realized that we haven't gotten a card yet! I guess all my friends and family are really behind this year. Of course, it doesn't help that I usually send out a photo New Year's card instead! I've probably gotten dropped from a couple of Christmas card lists because of it. By the way, the Santa basket is just adorable!

  2. Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage
    December 9, 2011 / 4:29 am

    I love using baskets for everything and Christmas cards are perfect stored there. Great thinking!Happy holiday hugs,Marie

  3. Sand and Shells
    December 10, 2011 / 10:56 am

    I've got only one Christmas card at this time. Hope to get some more from family and friends 😉 Then I'll put them onto my lovely decorated Christmas garland between all the little other stuff. But I like the idea with the basket, too!

  4. Karena
    December 10, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    I do have a fun card holder, it is white metal decorated for the holidays! I love your tray though because it is perfect for every season!Please come to The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a special offering right now and there are more gifts open to enter!xoxoKarenaArt by Karena

  5. Daffodil Hill
    December 10, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    Pretty baskets! Plus, everyone can look at them before you hang them.

  6. natasha {schue love}
    December 12, 2011 / 7:13 am

    I think the basket on the coffee table is actually really functional…especially when you have guests over! They can flip through them.

  7. michelle
    December 12, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Your basket is adorable! Mine are usually scattered all over the kitchen counter because I don't have a spot for them. 🙂 I might have to so see if I have something pretty to put them in. :)Have a wonderful week!!xoxo

  8. Designing Domesticity
    December 12, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    What a great idea. Makes them so accessible for easy reading. Smart thinking – thanks for sharing. liz

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