I know our fans love their collections and most enjoy the holidays as well, but I don’t think people realize how they can incorporate their love for collecting cards into their holiday decorations. I want to share some great ideas on how you can incorporate your passion for cards into your holiday decor and for those of you who choose to do so, you will have the opportunity to score a FREE box of Upper Deck cards for the holidays.
First, let’s go through how you can use Upper Deck cards as Christmas ornaments. My wife had our tree a little to fancy so I decided to invite some of my favorite sports stars to join the holiday party. First thing I did was grab a few Ultra Pro semi-regid holders and a hole punch. You want to punch a hole right up top in the middle for vertical cards and along the side for horizontal cards.
Next step is to put your card in the holder and put a hook through the hole. I know what you are thinking, “Did Upper Deck really make basketball cards for Jackie Moon?” Well we did, and they are glorious.
Then find a bare spot on your tree and let your favorite athlete hang out there for the holidays.
There are lots of other ways you can get creative as well. This idea can work to count down the days until Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah or even Festivus. Just create a decorative countdown ticker and hang your favorite UD packs from them for each day. You can open a pack each day until the big event! How fun is that?
We also have seen fans create their own stockings with Upper Deck trading cards before. Check out how cool these are! This is a great project for the kids and involves all the things they love; Upper Deck cards, glue and scissors. Kids, PLEASE check with your parents before you cut up Dad’s 1989 Griffey rookies for your stocking.
We know our fans are very creative. Maybe you want to make a holiday wreath of trading cards. Maybe a Nativity scene of cards. Whatever it is, we want to see it. Get busy and create a holiday decoration using Upper Deck cards. Post an image or video to the wall of the Upper Deck Facebook page. We will select our favorite submission on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 to receive a FREE box of Upper Deck cards from their favorite sport (Football, Baseball, Hockey or Basketball). So what are you waiting for? Grab some holiday cheer and get going!!!