String of Cards

@Inlemay (16484)
South Africa
December 16, 2016 9:29am CST
As promised to a friend . . . I give you my string of Christmas Cards received from all over the GLOBE, across the oceans, with camel transportation, by hand but delivered to my home just in time for the festive Season. DID YOU KNOW: The first Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture whould show three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side were scenes of charity, with food and clothing being given to the poor. Christmas Greeting Cards have come a long way, and I am pleased to say that this year delivered many more than the last. Can you see yours?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 16
You seem to have a fair variety there. I like the way that you have chosen a place to hang the string so that both sides would be visible.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
that way everyone that walks into my home gets to see my cards and their greetings.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 16
@Inlemay My mother used to use string too, but she would have it along one wall so that all you saw was the front of the card.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
@Asylum I am fortunate to have two of these room arches (squares) that provide me with a beautiful 4 meter length to hang my cards. They are good for BUNTINGS when we have birthdays as well.
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• Guadeloupe
16 Dec 16
@inlemay I can't see any.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Dec 16
they are now visible
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Dec 16
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@xFiacre (4259)
• Ireland
16 Dec 16
@Inlemay mmm I must be looking in the wrong place.
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@TheSojourner (17479)
• United States
16 Dec 16
Had I known your address, I might have gone out to buy one to send. ;-) Happy Holidays! I love that you string them . Easily removed, cards can be enjoyed often.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
its a good way of showing them off. Love your new little kitty Santa AVATAR
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• United States
17 Dec 16
@Inlemay *laughs* Thanks. I just try to get through the holidays and have to find something humorous. I thought it apropos
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
@CoralLevang its very cute!
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
16 Dec 16
Let's see them... I'll come back when the picture is up...
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Dec 16
I have just uploaded the picture - I had to edit it a little smaller. Sorry about that
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Dec 16
@HAPPSINGH they are up
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
16 Dec 16
@Inlemay No worries... They're lovely! I'm guessing the third one from left came all the way from Wisconsin...
@shey816 (235)
16 Dec 16
Received mine from a friend (Christmas card) earlier than expected. :)
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Dec 16
I have just uploaded the photo - that is wonderful that you got yours earlier - sometimes they arrive after New Year due to slow postal services
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@shey816 (235)
16 Dec 16
Yep. There was an instance that I received mine Feb the following year. So I just told myself, well, it's an advance Christmas card for this year LOL
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
16 Dec 16
You have a lovely collection of cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us! Our cards cannot be seen. They are in a drawer in the kitchen. Used to string them, but no longer.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
well at least your drawer is having some festivities as well . . . he he
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@Tampa_girl7 (24889)
• United States
16 Dec 16
Yes, I do see mine. I am so glad that it arrived before Christmas.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
It was a delightful and most welcoming surprise - thank you
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Dec 16
had to take a photo, but here you go!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
18 Dec 16
FABULOUS - love it when you share!
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Dec 16
@Inlemay got a post up with a snow photo from this AM! more photos on facebook
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
19 Dec 16
@Jessicalynnt YES YOU SHOULD!
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@valmnz (12592)
• New Zealand
17 Dec 16
Mine will be late in arriving :-) but it is on it's way.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
Well my postman was so eager to bring me a pile of six cards and other postal items he even brought it to the door.
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@valmnz (12592)
• New Zealand
17 Dec 16
@Inlemay that's service for you!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
@valmnz it was good that he did, then I could give him his Christmas Cake in person and not just leave it in the postbox on the 23rd - thats when postal deliveries to the homes stop
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 16
Mine are on a windowsill at the moment but they'll get strung up eventually.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
eventually . . that could be a long time off
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 16
@Inlemay That's true but I need a few more first. We haven't been to get the mail for a few days so I'm thinking we'll have a pile of cards to pick up.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
@JudyEv you might just . . .
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• United States
20 Dec 16
That looks so festive! Merry Christmas!!!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
20 Dec 16
Merry Merry to you too
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• United States
17 Dec 16
how wonderful to've all those hangin' 'cross the ceilin'. i've mine attached to one'f the long mirrors'n my dinin' room, added yers to the collection today ~ many thanks!! received a couple more's well. sadly, the hubs kept fergettin' to gimme some cards 'til the first part 'f this week. many'll not get 'em prior to Christmas, ya might get'chers by valentine's day? sigh... i reckon 'tis the thought that counts :( interestin' info there, don't reckon i'd e'er given the origin much thought.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
17 Dec 16
people often forget the origins of a thing - it makes them all more the worthwhile getting - I might just make family photo Christmas cards next year
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@just4him (109872)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Dec 16
That is interesting. I wondered when it all started. Yes I can. It's a great display.
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@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
What fun, I love your string of cards. sorry I haven't mailed this year, I hand deliver them, its not easy but its what I do!
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