Make a wreath.
Put a twist on the message board and put words on a shelf like HOPE or LOVE or SMILE.
Get some tiny little figurines such as toy soldiers, santas, kittens, whatever, and glue to the tops of them. They make adorable Christmas ornaments.
You can get small eye screws and either put one on top, to hang or on two sides for garland, tie with narrow satin ribbons, or twine. Glue magnets to them. Glue together and make a box. Glue onto a frame!
Spell a word or name and put on a shelf. Welcome. Joy. Love. Lorra. Greg and put on a bookshelf or mantle. I have used them as gift toppers. For example I would tape a block with the letter L on top for you. The recipient can leave on their desk and think of you when they see it.
Make words. Then, using a strong glue, stack the lettering starting with the last letter. Make a base and top with embellished wood square pieces that are slightly bigger and attach leaving the center open. Drill a hole big enough for a taper candle. You could also use a bigger base and top for pillars.