Here is a picture of my Reed and Barton dated Christmas bells -- they didn't get on the tree this year and today I polished and listed and found those "MIA" --
Our first was bought on our late November honeymoon and I've bought some after Christmas at half price, my brother gifted me with several when we exchanged Christmas presents, a friend gifted me with one for our silver anniversary and DD gifted us with one for our 40th anniversary, and I received two for our home being on the Christmas homes tour.
I am missing 11 and I have decided to get one per month (from ebay or as a last resort -- Replacements LTD) until I have the missing ones.
I think they shall look smashing on our tree next year!
How lovely. I agree with SBK, it seems a shame to hide them away for 11 months!
Perhaps you could make a special hanging rack with cup hooks/lath strip(s) and hang them in a hutch, cabinet, bookshelf or attach them to a piece of lattice with one bell per opening and even color coordinate bows for different holidays, red for Valentine's Day, Green for St. Patrick's Day, pastels for Easter, and so on. Just a thought, Candy