Post # 1
But…What does one do with Christmas cards after they receive them?
I legitimately don’t remember a time when we ever really got Christmas cards. The extent of Christmas cards we got I guess were gifts/came with a gift we received for Christmas.
Post # 3
@jb20: I used to throw them out, but then I saw that another bee uses them as gift tags – she uses a nicely shaped punch and punches out the prettiest part of the design. Genius! I’ll be doing that from now on.
Post # 4
During the holidays all Christmas cards are displayed until the 1st of year when the decorations come down. After New Years I throw away the typical Christmas cards and cut off and save any photos of family and friends to be on our fridge until the next year.
(Yes, I am someone who loves photo Christmas cards and I do save the photos).
Post # 5
@starlitgirl: That’s what we’ve always done, as well. Sometimes, I’ll use the entire card front and center it on the wrapping. It just adds to the “festive” look of the present.
The rest are thrown away when we take down our holiday decorations.
Post # 6
Those are cute ideas! Obviously I have seen that people get Christmas cards, it’s not something I’m unaware of, I just never put thought into what people actually do with them.
Post # 7
I actually box my cards for 1 year and then throw them out once the new ones come in. I do this because when my grandmother died I wished I hadn’t thrown out the card she had sent to me personally the year before – my aunts took all the money out of her pre-made cards and tossed them all not thinking how much the card itself would mean to me.
So once someone dies I keep the last card that they sent me for Christmas but other than that they are in the trash unless they have a special message inside or picture on the front.
Post # 8
@jb20: When I used to get them…I would hang them all down a ribbon and hang two ribbons on each side of a doorway.
Post # 9
We hang them on the fridge until mid-January or so then they’ll get tossed.
Post # 10
I keep all of them out, save them after Christmas, put them back out along with the new ones next Christmas – repeat.
I have cards that are 10 years old or more. Cards that came from loved ones who have passed away some time ago… And when I set them out and read them each year it is reliving the memories I had with them. So I am very sentimental when it comes to cards 🙂
Post # 11
@jb20: I hang them all up and take them down when I take down the rest of the Christmas decorations. Then I put them in my card box. I’ve saved every birthday and Christmas card I’ve gotten since I was a kid. I’m thinking about putting them into a binder of sorts at some point.
Post # 12
We tape them on the fireplace mantel. They are a nice addition to the holiday decor.
Post # 13
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I save my favourites and store them away with the previous years’ favourites. I like being able to pull them out and read them as the years go by 🙂
Post # 14
I saved them then I moved and they got lost. But if I got cards now I would save them. I used to even save b-day party invites. Yes, I am that kind of person. I have a wedding invited still from over 6 years ago we got.
Post # 15
Oh and every year I would use them in my Christmas decor… tape them to doors, hang them in the tree, etc.
Post # 16
I throw them away/fireplace the day after Christmas. Unless it’s from like a grandparents that’s going to pass soon. Then I’ll put it in the photo album box.