Let’s get your room ready for the holidays with these 25 Christmas bulletin board ideas. 

Christmas and the holiday season are some of the most exciting times in any school or church building.

Getting a break from routine is always fun, but getting to enjoy small pieces of the season at school is enjoyable as well.

What’s one fun part of celebrating in a school building? Getting to decorate a classroom or hallway!

Many teachers will go all out in order to have their students put their last bit of effort in before the holiday break.


A classroom door is a fun way to introduce holiday decor, but holiday bulletin boards can really get your message across!

If you are looking for some Christmasy or wintery bulletin board ideas, grab some wrapping paper, a big bow, and check out the ideas below!

Bulletin Boards for the Month of December

Whether you want ideas for the holiday season or winter season, these winter bulletin boards can cover both bases!

Having something that will work well in December and January is never a bad idea.

 What Brings You Joy?

This is an awesome interactive board for a classroom or hallway! Anytime of the year can be joyful, but there is something extra joyful about the month of December and the holiday season.

what brings you joy bulletin board
Photo Credit: We Are Teachers


Life in a Snowglobe

Grab some plastic plates and each student can make their own snow globe! This could be a simple art project for younger students or a written assignment for older ones!

life in a snowglobe bulletin board
Photo Credit: The Applicious Teacher

Light Up the Season

This festive holiday bulletin board is perfect for the whole month of December! For different acts of kindness, students get to put a different colored light bulb on the trees.

light up the season bulletin board
Photo Credit: Learning as I Sew

Snow Cool

This snowman bulletin board is snow cool – and simple too. Students can create their own festive snowman to put up on this board!

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Oh Deer

This adorable reindeer wasn’t quite ready for winter! You could string anything between the antlers and it would be adorable.

oh deer bulletin board
Photo Credit: Live Laugh Math

Smart Cookies

There is nothing like gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies to get you in the holiday spirit! Really any sort of sweet has the ability to get most of us festive and ready to celebrate throughout the month.

smart cookies bulletin board
Photo Credit: Library Learners

Penguins are Cool

This board is great if you are wanting to go for more of a wintery theme than a holiday one! Each student can put their face on a penguin and put their character together.

penguins are cool bulletin board
Photo Credit: The Applicious Teacher

The Weather Outside is Frightful

This is another bulletin board display that centers around a wintery penguin theme! The lyrics go well with the wintery animals!

weather outside is frightful bulletin board
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Gingerbread Friends

Your students could put together this paper gingerbread house just like the real thing. If you want a gingerbread house themed classroom for the month of December, this board is perfect for your wall.

gingerbread friends bulletin board
Photo Credit: The Zwygarts


Nativity Scene Bulletin Boards

Sunday schools and church hallways always need fresh ideas for the Christmas season. A nativity scene is never the wrong way to go. There are so many fun ways to do them!

You can have simple, cartoonish, and kid-friendly characters and animals. Some may prefer to have a more elaborate, detailed Nativity scene. Both work great.


For Unto Us

This simple Nativity scene has a donkey, cow, and baby Jesus in the stable.

The animals are made out of paper plates if you are looking for something extra simple to put up.

for unto us bulletin board
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Simple Nativity

This cute Nativity scene can be put together with paper! Children could cut out, draw, and put up each of the pieces if you want them to feel more involved.

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God’s Greatest Gift

This nativity scene has baby Jesus wrapped up like a Christmas gift! The stable, animals, and manger all have a really simple design that can be completed with construction or bulletin board paper.

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Oh Holy Night

This Christmas season Nativity board has all of the people and animals made up from rolled paper, toilet paper rolls, or paper towel rolls! This lets the characters jump off of the board for extra fun!

holy night bulletin board
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Christmas Church Bulletin Board Ideas

Christian schools and churches typically go all out for the Christmas season when it comes to decor! Bulletin boards are made for putting up a little personality in a room or hallway. Check out these church bulletin board ideas below for inspiration!


One Silent Night

This board combines Christmas lights and a nativity scene so that you get the best of both worlds!

one silent night bulletin board
Photo Credit: Peggy Groothuis

Peace on Earth

Use up extra wrapping paper, big bows, or tissue paper to make the cute trees on this colorful board!

peace on earth bulletin board
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A Child is Born

This simple manger scene looks easy enough to put together and sparkles like the Star of David did – you could easily add one to this board!

a child is born bulletin board
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The Greatest Christmas Present

This amazing church bulletin board idea has the entire bulletin board wrapped up like a Christmas present!

greatest christmas present bulletin board
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Fun Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas

The Christmas holiday and holiday season is such a fun time in schools, work building, or churches!

Bulletin boards are found in hallways in all sorts of buildings, so if you need a fresh Christmas bulletin board idea, check out these themed boards.

Many of these will transfer well to a door if you are looking for a festive way to welcome students into a room!


Warm Wishes

There is nothing like sitting next to your Christmas tree while being warmed up by the fire place! This board has children create their own stocking to hang up by the classroom fireplace!

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Having a Ball

With this simple idea, you can put a student’s name on each ornament or have them create their own paper ornaments from construction paper! Hang them from the top of the board for a realistic look!

having a ball bulletin board
Photo Credit: Rediscovering Yesterday

Merry and Bright

Seeing Christmas lights or an old fashioned Christmas light bulb can put anyone in the Christmas spirit! This colorful bulletin board will light up any classroom or hallway.

merry & bright bulletin board
Photo Credit: Rediscovering Yesterday

Elf Surveillance

This elf bulletin board is perfect for younger students who may be participating in Elf on the Shelf! You could even have a classroom elf to encourage kindness and good behavior in the classroom.

elf bulletin board
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Reindeer Antler Ornament

Nothing says Merry Christmas like Santa’s reindeers – even though they can’t actually talk. This reindeer has festive and student-created ornaments hanging from its antlers!

reindeer bulletin board
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Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer

One of the best things about the movie Elf is this catchy phrase! Children will love getting to put together their own elves and seeing their faces on this Christmas bulletin board!

christmas cheer bulletin board
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Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas tree may be small, but it still puts all of us in a festive mood! This classic movie-themed board will appeal to even the oldest eyes in the building!

charlie brown christmas tree bulletin board
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Ho Ho Ho

If you want to cover your classroom walls in Christmas, Santa is the way to go! This simple idea has each student making and putting together their own Santa face! If you want, you could replace the face with a picture of each kid.

ho ho ho bulletin board
Photo Credit: Simply Sprout

He Sees You When You’re Reading

This is one of any librarian’s favorite ideas! What a fun and silly way to encourage students to get their reading in over Christmas break!

he sees you when you're reading bulletin board
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Checking it Twice

This board will have your students behaving and wishing each other Happy Holidays in order to stay on the nice list! 

checking it twice bulletin board
Photo Credit: The Classroom Creative

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