Decorative plates can come in all sorts of types. They might be antiques, or they could commemorate a special occasion. Presidential elections are often commemorated with a special plate, for example. Decorative plates can also be made for tourist attractions, and can depict any number of different sorts of scenes. Another sort of commemorative plate simply depicts a scene of some sort. Sometimes molded features such a bird will seem to fly out of the plate. Holders for these plates need to keep them secure and can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf.