Martha Stewart's Christmas card display is innovative *and* beautiful

Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart found an ingenious way to display her holiday cards and you can replicate the practice at home very easily

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Martha Stewart attends the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Annual Academy Viewing Party at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images,)
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Leave it up to Martha Stewart to find a beautiful way to display all the Christmas cards she got this year.

Martha, who once flew private with eight trees (true story!), shared a photo of her lovely creation on Instagram yesterday. 

Instead of affixing various holiday cards to the fridge or having them float from one nightstand to the other through the new year, the businesswoman opted to create a tree of sorts, using each note as an ornament. The 81-year-old celebrity placed the various branches in a vase that sits on a tray that's, in turn, filled with other colorful trinkets.

"Tired of covering the front of your fridge with this season's flurry of family holiday cards?," Martha rhetorically asked in the caption to her photo. "It may be time to step up your display. Wintry branches are beautiful on their own and easy to arrange in a large vase or vessel—and are even more festive when you decorate them with the notes you receive from friends and loved ones. Get the tutorial at the link in our bio, and discover more quick, easy ways to get your home ready for Christmas."

Followers were quick to comment on the ingenious idea, praising Martha's creativity and "good eye." 

"Love this idea will be trying it in 2023," one fan noted.

"I love this!!!," another commented. "I was just saying how much I missed all the cards we received during Christmas when I was growing up. This is a beautiful tribute to those days ❤️❤️❤️"

Martha always has very useful advice to share, like her secret tip for looking great as you approach 80 ("climb mountains!," she once said).

Overall, the lifestyle guru is constantly doling out loads of good recommendations when it comes to all things holiday. A couple of days ago, she suggested serving Hanukkah latkes with toppers like crème fraîche, trout roe, smoked trout and lingonberry jam (yum) to make it a truly memorable meal (although a good old latke with sour cream always hits the spot as well!).

Martha also took to Instagram to share tried-and-true tips for keeping your Christmas tree healthy through the month of December. "Start by putting your freshly-cut evergreen in water as soon as possible and then check your stand's water levels daily," she wrote on the social media platform. 

But it's the picture of Martha next to her bedazzled, golden Christmas tree that has drawn most attention from her fans this season. In a post urging folks to browse through her most loved gift items, Martha is seen next to a beautiful, giant evergreen with gold-painted branches and ornaments. Under the tree, the celebrity grouped a bunch of different gifts, each one beautifully wrapped. 

Although Mariah Carey is sure the musical queen of Christmas, Martha is obviously a go-to when it comes to proper holiday celebrations and decor. 

Anna Rahmanan

Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.