If you're like us, you've started receiving all those beautiful holiday cards! While mail may eventually go the way of the Dodo birds, there is something really nice about receiving personal mail from friends and family, especially if it contains a hand-written note or a photo. Today we're talking about what to do with all of those cards, both during and after the holidays!
During the Holidays
During the holiday season (and let's be honest, well into January...er, February), those need to be displayed with prominence! There are the obvious options--front of the refrigerator, top of the mantle or bookshelf, or in a stack by the front door to peruse.
However, there are also some really beautiful options out there to incorporate them into your decor. Years ago, I purchased a long, wire card hanger from Pier 1. We have it hung in our kitchen, and display holiday cards in winter, then swap it out for birthdays throughout the year. I found a similar one on Etsy, here.
There are so many other options as well--wall card hangers, metal stands, wooden structures. They can be rustic, modern or traditional.
Some of these items are available to ship immediately, so if you're in need of a card display, check them out!
After the Holidays
About a decade ago, I was visiting with friends, and I saw these little books on the host's coffee table, filled with holiday greeting cards. She had three-hole punched each family's card, and inserted metal rings to gather them together. I thought this was a great idea.
Now, many years into assembling these little card books, I can share how fun they are to go back and review. It's neat to see how families have grown, moved and evolved. It's also fun to see how photography, clothing and card styles have changed over the years.
The kids love looking at their own photos from years ago, as well as those of friends and family. Each year when the basket of card books comes out, they get to flip through them. During the holidays, we leave the basket on an end table for casual perusal.
At the end of the holiday season, and before the first round of birthdays for the year, we gather them all together, make the book, and add it to the Christmas decor to store for the next year!
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