During the holiday season, greeting cards arrive in many mailboxes. The recipient then needs to decide what to do with these cards. Some display them for a while, and then may keep, recycle or toss the cards after the holidays. Deciding what to do with holiday greeting cards is a personal choice. If you decide to display or store the cards as keepsakes, there are several display and storage options available.
Holiday Card Display Ideas
On a mantle
Around a doorway, hanging from garland, ribbon, or tape
Hanging from a stairway bannister clipped to garland or ribbon
On strips of cork board
On a bulletin board or a magnetic board
On a refrigerator door
No matter how decorative or simple a choice you make, there are countless ways to display and organize your holiday cards. Keep in mind there are many do-it-yourself options with supplies readily available at arts and craft stores.
Storage & Organization of Cards After the Holidays
When the holidays are done, carefully consider the next home for your greeting cards. You may want to keep all of them as keepsakes, or only save those with special meaning. If you are leaning toward a minimalist lifestyle, you may want to recycle or donate them to be reused as craft supplies by a local daycare centers, elementary schools or community groups.
For keepsake cards, a card storage box like this will allow you to organize the cards. This box is also helpful for organizing new cards that you’re planning to send. Other types of lidded memory boxes or keepsake boxes can also work well for storing received cards.
Remember to verify the current addresses of all holiday cards that you received to keep your card sending list up to date for the next holiday season. Having the a display system and storage containers in place will help to keep your home clutter-free in the new year.
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