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where do you put your Christmas cards?

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PeekABooPinky101 Sat 19-Dec-15 15:41:14

Just that really!

I find them untidy. I've put them on the wall around the clock in the dinning room about two hours ago and they are driving me insane already

I don't have loads, and feel they should sort of be up if people have bothered enough to send them.

Do you all have lovely card holders?

WhoKn0wsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 19-Dec-15 15:46:03

Yes, a wire one a bit like this but free standing. Holds about 100 of them in the space that three would take up stood on their own. card holder

usual Sat 19-Dec-15 15:46:31

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BasinHaircut Sat 19-Dec-15 15:47:38

Oh that card holder is lovely, shame it's discontinued!

OrangeNoodle Sat 19-Dec-15 15:49:25

We have a large pin board in the kitchen. It usually has letters from school and things to remember all over it but for December I take all that drudgery down and pin Christmas cards all over it in one big collage.

Kim82 Sat 19-Dec-15 15:50:06

I put ours in the recycling bin. They clutter up the place and get attacked by the 3 cats wherever we put them. I have told friends and family not to send them to us as we always throw them once opened but they still do. I feel guilty about it but get sick to death of picking them all up!

PeekABooPinky101 Sat 19-Dec-15 15:50:39

I need me a card holder!! I will have to look in the sales and hopefully save this feeling next year.

I like them arriving, and love that people have bothered but it's just them being there that seems to irritate me - which I know is very unreasonable!

Any other wonderful card holders out there?!

PeekABooPinky101 Sat 19-Dec-15 15:53:10

Oooo orange that's a good idea - I make fabric notice boards, with ribbons on for things - I could make myself a festive one just for cards! Now that could work nicely.

Kim I don't blame you - I did insider leaving them in the pile they were in out of sight! And my friend had just text me saying don't put them up then!

OhPuddleducks Sat 19-Dec-15 15:54:19

I pin a bit of string to our Picture rail and hang them along it like bunting. Looks quite nice and they're out the way.

honeyroar Sat 19-Dec-15 15:58:27

We have built in bookshelves either side of the fireplace in the living room and they go in there. I like them, they add to the festive feeling and my cats leave them alone, thankfully!

80sMum Sat 19-Dec-15 16:03:58

I put mine on the alcove shelves and on the mantelpiece. Sometimes try to theme them, such as all the cards with robins on one shelf, all the santa cards on another, all the religious ones together etc!
I don't put them up till a day or two before Christmas though, as they are dust gatherers!

Highlandbird Sat 19-Dec-15 16:07:29

I'm another one that just hangs string accross the walls to hang them up, probably a bit naff but that's what my parents did when I was little so I just carried on, my house is cluttered enough without cards taking up every available surface!!

Luciferbox Sat 19-Dec-15 16:16:01

Another one who blu tacs them onto the back of the door here.

purplewhale Sat 19-Dec-15 16:33:40

We run a long silver length of cord along the full length wall of our through lounge and put them over it. It's neat and tidy, they are out of the way. There's a small nail halfway to hoik them up

bilbodog Sat 19-Dec-15 18:25:12

I have stripped wood doors and sellotape them on - 3 vertical rows on each door. I think they look quite festive and because the doors aren't painted there isn't any damage after.

PeekABooPinky101 Sat 19-Dec-15 18:55:44

Lots of door action going on. I only have one door downstairs and it's glass panelled. But it's all giving me food for thought for next year.

I blu-tack mine to both sides of the glass panes of the doors from the lounge to the dining room, and the dining room side of the doors to the conservatory.

Only the cards I really like get to face into the lounge.

My mum used to have sheets of gold and silver paper with poster hangers top and bottom, and we used to stick the cards to them - and after Christmas we had to take them off reeeeeally carefully, so the sellotape didn't pull the colour off the paper. It did, sometimes, so the arrangement of the cards had to cover up the old scars - because the same pieces of paper were used year after year after year! And mum definitely had two grades of card - suitable for the display, and get left in a pile on the dresser! Anything kitsch, Disney or low brow stayed on the dresser.

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