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How do you display your cards?

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Whenisitmysleepytime Sat 01-Oct-11 21:19:45

There's never enough space on the mantlepiece.
Ds pulls them off low surfaces

Where do you or how do you display yours???

NickNacks Sat 01-Oct-11 21:24:20

I have a picture rail and tape them all around the room. Special ones on the mantlepiece. It adds to the decoration!

thestringcheeseincident Sat 01-Oct-11 21:25:06

We get some of those strings with little pegs and hang them about.

mummynoseynora Sat 01-Oct-11 21:26:12

bluetac them to doors which are always open like the lounge - extra deco! Special ones in prominant spots (mantlepiece / bookshelves etc)

twolittledarlings Sat 01-Oct-11 22:20:19

I have ikea cabinets that you just push the doors in to open. I stick ribbons ont the inside using masking tape from the top dangling down and then I hang the cards using little gold pegs that I got. I get about 7-8 cards on each door. As I have about 16 wall units cabinets, I can get a lot on each door.

As I us masking tape, they do not leave any lasting stickness on the insides of the doors.

nevergoogle Sat 01-Oct-11 22:22:29

i put them in a pile, then when the only person who cares who sent and who didn't (MIL) comes round i hand her the pile for her perusal. grin

nevergoogle Sat 01-Oct-11 22:23:12

except the one she sends. it gets put up on a shelf or something.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 01-Oct-11 22:27:28

Strings on the wall, and some of those cardboard hanger things that holds lots of cards.

Special ones on the mantlepiece.

starfishmummy Sat 01-Oct-11 22:41:47

Get displayed on a shelf when they arrive and then get taken down and stuck in a pile if there are too many for the shelf. I only usually leave up the nice ones, or none at all, to annoy MIL

NorksAreMessy Sat 01-Oct-11 22:43:29

Sorry, I put them straight in the bin, and don't send any either.

Bah humbug.

TheSydenhamSet Sat 01-Oct-11 22:43:54

bought gold thread and cute tiny gold pegs in poundland. strung it along shelves and fireplace. looked lovely.

smartyparts Sat 01-Oct-11 22:53:50

Reluctantly. I feel they spoil the look! I put them on a large chest of drawers in the dining room and the hideous kids ones go in the hall.

Another bah humbug

ja9 Sun 02-Oct-11 08:46:13

I hang widish ribbon from the ceiling to the floor and staple cards shut onto them. I dot the strips of ribbon around the walls downstairs. I think they look lovely!

onehellofaride Mon 03-Oct-11 09:43:08

I hate cards everywhere I need some good ideas!

startail Mon 03-Oct-11 10:02:10

Clear nylon fishing line across long book case display unit in the lounge. Various gold and Christmasy little pegs. Stays up all year and is use for birthdays etc.
Must have been there 11 years. Cards simply had to go high enough that DD1 wouldn't try to get them and you can still flick a duster along the shelf.

startail Mon 03-Oct-11 10:03:35

Clearly really pink cards go on peg strings in DDs roomsgrin

TeeBee Mon 03-Oct-11 10:09:11

I display mine in the recycling bin.

girlywhirly Mon 03-Oct-11 11:12:13

Blutack to a cupboard door in the lounge. As the lounge door is open most of the time, it blocks them from view! Then I don't have to look at the dreadful ones.

angelinterceptor Mon 03-Oct-11 11:18:09

I just let mine pile up - I hate cards.

Last year we were away for the whole of December and didn't send any cards, so hoping i have got stuck off everyone's list.

The only cards worth sending/receiving are from people who you dont normally see from day to day - or live overseas etc.

But pointless to hand them over to people you see every day.

My MIL displays all the special cards, from her DC and DGC on her mantelpiece and they are always the special handpicked ££ ones. My DH and I will if we have bothered to send a card at all, used one from a charity box or multi pack. It always makes me laugh to see it up there with all the special ones from the rest of the family.

lilyj2010 Mon 03-Oct-11 12:50:58

last year i had this dilemma. DONT BUY CHEAP CARD HOLDERS, either ones for wall i.e. the metally ones, or the clips. I broke 3 last xmas. I dont have a fireplace so I used the TV stand, this lasted an hour. Than I decided to use the hall table, that didnt last either. I then stuck to door but with door being opened and closed they didnt stick. I stuck them to my large hall wall with blue tack. Everyone thought this was a great idea but truth be told I am still looking for a solution lol

lilyj2010 Mon 03-Oct-11 12:53:22

ja9 do u have a pic?? I am intrigued lol

CointreauVersial Mon 03-Oct-11 12:59:00

Mine go all over the place - I have a couple of those gold strings with little pegs; also a gold tree thing into which you jam the cards (but it's pretty rubbish, and if you touch it they all fall out).

I also blu-tac a load onto the side of the stairs (which takes blooming ages), and special ones go on the windowsill (no mantelpiece here).

But I'm liking the lengths of ribbon thing, and staples sound easier than blu-tac. Off to Hobbeycraft, then.....

ChippyMinton Mon 03-Oct-11 16:26:25

A handful of special ones on the dresser shelves.
Most in a big sparkly gold bowl on the dresser.
DC puts theirs in their rooms.

HappyAsIAm Tue 04-Oct-11 09:57:03

Lankeland do these: www.lakeland.co.uk/43021/Star-Shaped-Card-Holder. I have four of them, and I've had them for years. They're brilliant - the cards never fall out (I put mine up on Christmas Eve, and they stay up until Tweflth Night). I put them on the back of the doors. I do blu-tac the cards so that they don't fall open though, and then you see the front of the card all the time.

wolfhound Tue 04-Oct-11 10:13:20

Happy - how do you fix those to the back of the door?

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