(20 crafty days of christmas) window frame holiday card holder

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Danielle of Sweet Pea Pod is showing us how to turn an old window frame into a beautiful new holiday card display for 20 Crafty Days of Christmas! I adore this idea! When you aren’t using it for holiday cards, you can use it for photos year round.

When I was a kid I remember being so excited to check the mail every day in December, I just knew there had to be something in there for me. I was mostly excited to get those special cards; you know the ones with long envelopes made just for money. As I’ve gotten older my excitement to check the mail hasn’t changed but my reasoning has. I get excited with every Christmas card that comes in. Each card gives me time to reflect on the special people in my life.

My first few Christmases as an adult I would just toss everyone’s cards in a basket wait till January and put them in the recycling. Now that I am married and have a few more years under my belt I seem to get more and more cards each year. I like to display them now as a reminder of all the special people I have in my life. I love how the card hanger turned out. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it up all year to display photos. Big bonus here it was super easy to make and cost next to nothing!


Window frame


Small or large clothes pins (I used mini in red and white)

Small bow (to hide nail on top)

Step 1: Paint the frame. I used Valspar red spray paint that I had left over from a previous project.

Step 2: Tie 3 lines of jute across the front.

Step 3: Hang frame on wall with nail.

Step 4: Hang your cards.

Hello all! I am Danielle, Amry wife and mom to three beautiful children, Patyon, Keltie, Preston and Cooper. We are an unconventional family in a conventional world. We are the Millers and my blog is our pea pod.

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.