How to organize your greeting cards

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How to organize your greeting cards?  It is as easy as 1-2.3.

I wanted to post about how I organize my Greeting cards.  I have always been a “card sender”.  I try to remember every birthday, special anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparents Day.  In my prior life (before children) I was always on top of it.  However now (after children) it is often easy to forget simple tasks like mailing greeting cards.

At a MOPS meeting several years ago the craft was this greeting card organizer.  It is actually a very affordable way to organize your greeting cards and always keeps me on track.

How to make a greeting card organizer:

All you need is 6 – 2 pocket folders, a hole punch and 3 scrap pieces of ribbon.

Simply punch three holes down the sides of your folders, making sure the holes are the same space, stack the folders together and tie your scrap ribbons through to form a “book”.

Now the fun part.  Label each folder with two Months.  For example “Jan/Feb” and each side pocket of that folder will now hold all cards to be sent for that month.

Head to your local Dollar Tree, order cards from Vista Print or other special offer, or make your own cards!  In January I fill the entire folder for the YEAR!  If you want you can even go ahead and address and stamp (helpful tip – use a forever stamp) your cards and place them into their folder.

Now all you have to do is simply pull the card out of the folder and you are good to go!  I keep my greeting card organizer  in my basket by the phone on my desk so that I see it daily and when I notice a birthday/special occasion coming up on my calendar all I do simply pull the card have everyone sign it and drop it into the mail!

I hope this helps you to organize your cards so that you don’t have to send “belated” cards.  Of course another alternative is ecards however I think it is an important value to instill in my son’s life and that is why we choose to stick with mailing our cards.  It is something that I grew up doing and something I want to pass onto to him too.  In fact we have been doing more handmade cards and not only is that an art project but it is also a way for him to practice his penmanship!

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Comments

  1. Stephanie j says:

    That’s a great idea. I too used to send cards for everything but after kids I’m lucky if I remember to call. I think cards are so special. I would actually make mine in dec/Jan for the upcoming year. Another idea would be too add a folder for misc cards like congrats, baby or sympathy and if course more stamps. U could even include your Christmas card list so you always have addresses close. Hmmm I think I know what I am doing at nap time today! Thanks for the fun tips.

  2. that is a great idea, I would send out more cards if they were organized like this so that it took less time to get everything together.

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