Christmas Card Follies

3. follies (used with a sing. or pl. verb) An elaborate theatrical revue consisting of music, dance, and skits .

This is embarrassing!  It's almost Christmas Day.  I've been so "laid back" that much remains to be done--  among other things, coming up with an appropriate treatment for the many beautiful cards we are receiving!  This "perch" under our coffee table is simply not suitable.  The first one got placed here; then another; then the next batch....
  • How do YOU display your cards? 
  • What do you do with them after the New Year?
  • Any other tips or thoughts about Christmas cards? 
As usual, we've received many, many beautiful cards.  They deserve a more elaborate theatrical revue than they are presently enjoying!  I'll be showing a few favorites in various categories one of these days (along with where I decided to put them later today).

Later today.....
After seeing this picture, I think I'll remove the tissue paper.
Maybe I'll get it right yet!


  1. I now have Christmas cards that my mother and mother-in-law once saved. Years ago I found these little card hangers that let you attach the card to a long piece of red yarn, which I hang across the balcony. You can also cut scenes out of the cards to make ornaments, my g/daughter Amanda makes very complicated ones as little gifts. I also have some I treasure, (like the last one from my parents) stapled to a long piece of red velvet ribbon, which I hang vertically. I can never throw any card away!

  2. I hang them around my livingroom.

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    I really haven't been into Christmas this year but usually I hang my cards in the large entry that leads between the dining room and living room. I did like Wanda's idea's. I also save them all. I can't bring myself to get rid of them! This year I will be focusing on thank you notes for all of the condolences that I have received. And I will find the last Christmas card that my mom had sent us.
    Love Di

  4. Diana, It's SO understandable that you haven't been into Christmas very much this year. I truly hope you can put your hands on the last Christmas card you received from your mother. I know it will occupy an honored space in the years to come. THIS Christmas, it will no doubt be honored with many tears. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Rebecca...I put ours in the foyer across the half wall that separates the foyer from the den.
    I didn't send out any Christmas cards this year. I received many lovely ones from friends near and far.
    I wish you a blessed Christmas, my friend.

  6. Rebecca I hang Christmas ribbon over my doors and pin each card....this year I have a burgandy velvet one hanging on my basement door which has three strands and each one hold several cards...they look so pretty there and so does the door to my basement.....:-) Hugs

  7. I displayed my cards on my dining room table. I don't usually keep all of them after Christmas but some of the nicer ones can be used for crafts later. (I actually took a picture of my table which I planned to post--just haven't yet.

  8. Donna, I look forward to seeing a picture of the table. I think that's a nice idea!

  9. Bernie, It sounds beautiful! Why don't you take a picture, too! Did you say you "pin" them on? Like a straight pin??? It's almost Christmas! I'm wrapping gifts and listening to carols. Getting excited now!

  10. Well, when I USED to get cards I framed the entryway with them. But with the advent of e-cards, they're a bit tough to post. No matter, I have a pretty little bin on my kitchen counter that I use for the 9 cards I get every year.

    God's peace & joy to you & yours. Merry Christmas,


  11. Deela Richards commented on this post on facebook. I just had to include it here....such great ideas! I want to keep them in "one place" to refer to later. Thanks Dee!

    "When we had our fireplace I hung them on a ribbon like a garland.I have also
    placed them on the coffee table in a large wooden bowl.This year they are in a basket on
    a table. It is nice to save your cards, then set aside a day or occasion during the year
    to draw out a card and pray for that person or family, then send them a note or the card
    repurposed into an ornament to let them know you prayed for them."


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