Displaying Christmas and holiday cards is a time honored tradition. In our house, it takes place almost all the time, as in practically year round. I love displaying holiday cards sent from friends and family. Displaying holiday cards longer than just the festive season isn’t laziness or a desire to have more dust collectors around my house. It’s really something special.
It’s the holiday spirit. Looking at all of the pictures and cards reminds me how much we’re loved and well thought of during the holiday season. I want to feel that kind thought and holiday goodwill longer and keeping the cards around helps me do just that.
Thumbing through the cards during the year allows me time to enjoy our families and friends longer than the short, busy time during the holiday season. Family and friends who live near and far. Family and friends who we’d love to see more often. Family and friends who we’d love to share more meals with or play games with.
The effort that goes into sending out holiday and Christmas cards isn’t lost on me. I like to savor the cards and pictures. This allows me to appreciate the time, energy, and thought that went into remembering us during the busiest time of year.
Time goes so quickly. Kids grow up so fast. (Those youngsters are mine, Christmas 2002.) Didn’t we just take down our Christmas decorations from last year?
Enjoy the holidays and leave the cards out longer this year. If you’re feeling guilty that you haven’t discarded the cards sooner, rest easy.
This year, mine were on display until October.
Our cards are displayed in a discarded wooden drawer. It was in a “free” pile outside of an auction house. The wood has interesting detail and there’s a pretty handle on the front.
What’s your method for displaying holiday cards? Do you like to enjoy them year round?
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