Patent 1 of 3: Christmas Card Display Device Simulating a Tree

Hello innovators and patent enthusiasts,

Welcome back to Patently Yours!  Christmas Tree patents were delightfully abundant, making it difficult to select only a handful of gems.  But, I managed.  Here are a few fun Christmas Tree patents along with my cheeky reviews:

Patent 1 of 3

Christmas Card Display Device Simulating a Tree

Filed June 14, 1945

2,447,856

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Yes, not technically a Christmas Tree and more an odd solution to organizing and displaying the pile of holiday cards.  Still, this could be a fun improvement on the traditional Christmas Tree.  For example, a card tree never requires water.  Also, if you are exceedingly popular or come from a massive family, you may acquire sufficient cards each year, so you could start a new card tree each season.  Not only would you have a display that proves to your guests how loved you are, but you would also have a disposable fake tree that won’t gather dust in your attic over a year.  On the other hand, to those with a recently-changed address or to those who favor quality over quantity of friends (and family?), you may need a few seasons to accumulate enough cards to make a lush card tree.  So, personally, I would have a Charlie Brown card tree this year.  However bountiful your collection of holiday cards may be, now you have a quirky new way to display them beyond the usual card garden.

Patently Yours

P.S. Hopefully this goes without saying, but please keep all flames or potential flames away from the very flammable paper cards.  Safety first!

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