6 Ideas for Decorating With Your Holiday Cards

Hoping to put a fresh twist on your usual holiday decor? Add the Christmas cards that you receive to the mix, instead of letting them pile up on your kitchen table, suggests Heather Maddan, Shutterfly‘s Chief Storyteller. Or, turn personalized stationery and photos of loved ones into place cards, gifts and decorations for your tree. Check out Maddan’s creative ideas.

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Dining Room Table

Personalized stationery makes a lovely place setting that doubles as a holiday gift. Or use ornaments as napkin holders with photos of your loved ones to decorate the table.
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Family Recipe Book

Preserve your family's favorite homemade goodies with a family recipe book. These unique keepsakes can be passed down to the next generation of cooks in the family!
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Tree Decor

Use holiday cards as décor; get creative in displaying your holiday cards this season, such as a DIY card curtain, a wreath of holiday cards or place your holiday cards in your Christmas tree.
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Personalized Plates

Surprise everyone at dinner with a set of plates showing their lovely faces! Shutterfly's new photo plates come in a variety of designs, ensuring that everyone at the table can feel the love! Or, personalize plates as gifts and give them away with freshly baked cookies.
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You don't have to be a professional photographer to take mouthwatering images of food. Use photos of your food and hang in your kitchen to channel your inner chef; try using photos on acrylic prints as they are easy to clean.
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Wine Bottle Ornaments

Take a personal hostess gift to your next holiday party with a fun customized holiday cube ornament on the neck of your favorite wine bottle!

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