I’m sitting here looking at my Mothers Day cards and I’m wondering how long do you leave your cards out on display. With all cards I usually leave them up for about a week. Im reluctant to take them down and bin them they have such nice words.
I'm the same for about a week and then keep for a while and then bin. I must admit I am having trouble keeping the flowers alive this year. Just one week and the roses and freesia are wilting. I've cut the stems, given them new water, and put them somewhere cool and they are still going. Were flowers not as good this year? Or is it just me I know they were very expensive.
I’ve had my birthday cards up on my hall table for 10 days or so and my MD cards are on my desk. I’ll take them all down today. I hate getting rid of them though. My birthday flowers, other than some pink lilies are dead, but the MD are still going strong. My neighbour seems to keep cards up in her windowsill for 4 weeks, a bit too long for me.
I will take my MD cards down this week. I used to save cards but no longer do so and have thrown all old ones away because otherwise it would fall to my husband or son to throw them out when I’m gone and I know from experience how difficult that is.
Our cards always stay up a full week, so the MD ones will come down tonight. I keep all cards from the immediate family, in a box under the spare bed. I thought about recycling them during lockdown, but put them all back after a good nostalgic wallow - some of them are very touching, others so funny.
As for the flowers, the tulips are still looking good, the stocks are fading now but still smell wonderful.
Most cards stay up for a week, but this year DH had lovely get well cards which stayed up till Mothering Sunday. My cards only stayed two days as the actual cards were not really to my taste, though the sentiments were fine. DH’s birthday is ten days after mine so mine come down after a week to make a gap. Then Christmas follows. So it depends on the time of year.
I keep all cards up for a week, then they`re thrown away, unless there are any really special ones. Lynne had a beautiful bunch of flowers delivered to me for Mother`s Day, roses and lilies, the roses were dead after 2 days, the lilies are on their last legs. My son brought me a very pretty mixed bunch, the roses and the iris were dead the following day, the rest are on their way out now. For what they charge for flowers they should last longer than that.
My cards stay up for ages; I move them around from windowsill to various tables around the house. I get so much pleasure from their messages. I keep all the cards my children and grandchildren give me stored in pretty boxes.
I see these cards as personal greetings usually expressing love or friendship. I don’t put them on display for all to see but great joy in receiving them, putting them away in a box where I can take them out occasionally to reminisce. My mother on the other hand actually opens them out and and lays them on a table for everyone to read.
Up to a week, though quite often only three or four days if i'm not expecting any of the senders to call in and wonder where their card is. We have a small house with very little space for such things and quite frankly, they make the place look even messier than it normally does. I do make an exception for handmade cards though, including any from the dgc, which I might keep permanently
A week. Then I cut the suitably sized ones in broad strips to use as book marks. DH throws his birthday / Father's Day cards away the next day - before Christmas I often have to rescue half the cards from the bin the same day.