Greeting Card Organization
Today I would like to share my greeting card organizational tips; which are an absolute goldmine!!! This is the key to how I organize my greeting cards, and I never miss a birthday, anniversary or graduation, ever!!!
This time of the year I have always focused on getting organized. I am not sure what causes this desire. Maybe it is the closing of the previous year and all the hope for the New Year. I know I am not alone in this pilgrimage to fresh starts and new beginnings.
The secret is that I pre-purchase all of my cards, and thank you notes at one time, usually towards the end of the year, in anticipation for the new year. For me, I find it very easy to spend an hour or so in the card shop to select all my upcoming birthday cards at the same time. I always get a few extra generic ones as well, so I am never caught off guard. This process also works great with wedding cards, sympathy cards, bridal and baby shower cards too. You never know when one of these occasions might pop up.
Then, I store them into a file drawer with file tabs for each month. This gives me a great way to keep the paper birthday cards organized. They are all organized by month, and I can easily find the recipient’s card under the tab of the birthday month. Of course, I also keep everyone’s birthday in my phone contacts. However, there is nothing worse than a birthday slipping up on you and you are not prepared.
The extra and generic cards are organized by tab in there specific category’s . As you can see, I have tabs labeled: Thank You, Congratulations, Anniversary, Showers, Get Well, Just Because and Sympathy.
If you do not have an extra file cabinet drawer in your office, you can always use a large decorative recipe box or even an accordion file folder. Any of these methods will work and help keep those cards organized.