Greeting Card Organization

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.

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  2. I had one of those boxes too! You apparently took better care of yours than I did. 😛

  3. This is a great idea I am constantly forgetting some ones birthday.

  4. I will try anything to get more organized, this seems like a easy first step on that road.

  5. Organization of all kinds soothes my mind, so you can imagine this post was in line with all things that I covet.

  6. Oh my I have so many birthday to remember this would be great. It is hard to keep up with all my entire congregation, but I do the best that I can to make each of my flock feel warm, welcome and appreciated.

  7. Such a handy way to keep all your important correspondents in order.

  8. Whoa I am impressed with this organizational tip. I think it could really work, and make me a little bit more organized.

  9. I love that you are so organized, I also love to keep things in check no matter how small or insignificant they seem, organization is the key to running a home smoothly.

  10. You are incredible organized, I must try a bit harder to keep up, lol. I am the crazy woman running to the store the day after a birthday! LOL

  11. This is a great idea and such a fun organizational tip.

  12. I remember that Hallmark box! I had one too and it really did keep me very organized.

  13. You have such great organizational skills and ideas. I am adding you to newsfeed so I get you posts regularly. Love your site too!

  14. Love this organizational idea, so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. I must add you to me rss feed reader to keep up with all that you do.

  15. Okay you are almost too organized for me, this is crazy organized in a good way.

  16. You are so organized it really astounds me. This is a really great idea and would make birthday cards organization so easy.

  17. I have 8 grandchildren scattered across the US, this would be a great way for me to keep up with this Gigi’s birthday cards and plan ahead for all the gift cards too.

  18. Okay, I would have never thought to do this, but it’s a great idea. Perfect way to keep up with birthdays on a low key basis. As a reader, I am fan of how you pick specific things to focus on, not just organize your drawers and files.

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  22. You are so organized, I wish I better skills in this area.

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  25. I would hav never thought about organizing greeting cards to remember birthdays but it really makes a lot of sense.

  26. You must be very organized. I would love to come to your home and open up all your cupboards to see all your organization on a daily basis. It is inspiring to find another self proclaimed organizer like myself.

  27. Great idea I am always forgetting birthdays and yes I end up running out for a sad last minute card and gift.

  28. What a innovative idea to organize greeting cards. In our culture it is a big deal to give money for birthdays so I am always trying to make sure I have a pretty card for every occasion. This will help out significantly.

  29. Разумеется, все согласятся, что это отличный способ организовать документы. Мы должны начать обучать ваших детей этим навыкам с раннего возраста.

    Translation: Surely everyone will agree that this is a great way to organize papers. We should start teachign our children these skills from a early age.

  30. I love search for ideas and tips to organize things, this is really a great idea. Thanks for the help.

  31. I love this idea, I know that I a notorious about running out at the last minute or picking one up at the grocery. This is clearly a time saving idea.

  32. I remember that Hallmark box, I had one too. I guess I should have kept up with it better, probably a collectors item now.

  33. Girl these are some organizational skills for sure! I can keep up when my birthday is anymore, much less anyone else, lol.

  34. This is a great idea. I have read a few of you posts today, and I am very impressed with the quality of content you create. Thanks for sharing you ideas with us.

  35. We imagine that we are all organized until we see things like this and realize that we can always do a little bit more in the area. LOL this is a great idea, along with a few of your other posts like the Bathroom Organization and Linen Closet. Those are both really great projects I will tackle on my spring cleaning.

  36. Хорошая идея, мне нравится организовываться. Вы делаете свои собственные карточки или просто их прошу.

    Translation: Good idea, I like to be organized. Do you make your own cards or just pruchase them.

  37. This is really a great idea, I got to admit if I had a monthly folder to check for the pre purchased cards that would be a huge timesaver for me.

  38. Now I just need to find someone to go buy all the cards for me. LOL I really hate picking out cards as you can probably tell. I never feel like they say what I am trying to represent.

  39. This would be a excellent way to keep up with birthdays. I used to have a wall hanger calendar with the name below the month, but we have added new babies and grand parents have passed so it is hard to fix and alter.

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  78. This would be a time saver, and a particularly great way to be organizes for the up coming year.

  79. Great tips, it is very handy to have your supply of cards already chosen and on hand for the year.

  80. Good way to break up organizational projects, sometimes it can be very overwhelming and too much to handle all at once.

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  82. You have some of the best ideas. This would surly get me organized for the years upcoming birthdays and celebrations. Thanks for all the great ideas you provide here on your blog. It has really been one of my favorite reads, so I am adding to my rss feed.

  83. Very nice tip to getting organized. The cold winter months are the perfect time to straighten up indoor areas and really organize spaces that get over looked.

  84. this is a great idea, and I happy to have stumbled upon it. i have been working on all my organization this year, so i will add this one to the list.

  85. I remember those boxes! I loved mine, but what a easy way to replicated the same idea in a file drawer too!

  86. I appreciate that you took a very specific area to organize. Sometimes the process can be overwhelming to do all at once. Just take baby steps and a few task at a time. Hope you do more of these types of posts.

  87. Fantastic post this was just what I was looking for to organize my little office area.

  88. If it gets me more organized I will take 10 of those little boxes. You have some of the best ideas and share them in such a fun and unconventional way.

  89. I really do like this idea very much. Organization is not really a strength for me, so any good tips I get helps a lot.

  90. Great post. I know my grands and great grands still love to get cards, with the money inside of course.

  91. This is such a great way to organize cards. I really hate to mess with them but I think my family really expects me to send them since I do not live near by.

  92. You are so organized. I love this idea and it really is the perfect way to not forget anyone. I really love your site I am always learning a new thing of two.

  93. Clearly you have a lot of organizational skills you should be sharing on your blog. I am still astounded by the fact that you buy all your cards at one time. I wish I had a few quite hours to be able to do this kind of shopping.

  94. Greatest post I have seen, and perfect way to get organized fro the new year. Please continue to share all of these great ideas.

  95. I really love this idea Jen. I am probably the worlds worst at remembering birthdays and sending cards. This is a real game changer for me.

  96. I can barely remember my birthday, lol the kids really keep busy and I am the worst at sending out cards. Mostly people are luck if I remember to text them or wish them a facebook birthday. But I would give it try, anything to get me more on the ball.

  97. This really is a great way to keep up with birthday’s, they always have a tendency to sneak up on you.

  98. Fantastic idea to shop for the cards at one time. Also the filing them by birthday month is a very handy trick. I may have to add this system to one of my file drawers.

  99. Love this idea and the perfect tip to get my office area organized for the year!

  100. LOVE THIS IDEA! Shopping for cards all at the same times really brilliant. I can do it while the kids are at school and really enjoy the quiet of a card shop, LOL

  101. Cool idea, I got to admit I think buying them all at once is really great way to do it. I can not tell you how many times I am rushing to find one, read it and think that would be perfect for my sister, not my mom. When you are reading through them you know exactly who they are perfect for but if you are rushing you just grab and go.

  102. What a great tip. I love to read how other bloggers get organized I learn so much from studying other people.

  103. You know that dollar store cards are only 50 cents, too. That is my affordable tip to add to your post 🙂

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  105. Just wanted to tell you I love this tip, and yes I remember those Hallmark boxes too. They were great, I loved mine until my puppy destroyed it, lol. Such as life I guess.

  106. Such a wonderful idea to keep one organized. I know all my grandkids love to get there birthday cards with the surprise inside.

  107. I remember those Hallmark boxes when they came out. I used to love mine, but we moved and I do not know what happened to it. I guess I could make a new one, because it really did help to organize the process.

  108. Good idea and I really like that storage container. I would really help keeping me organized. Keep up the great work my dear.

  109. Got to say I really like the shopping once idea, seems very beneficial.

  110. Хорошая идея купить все карты сразу. Я обычно делаю свои собственные, и я делаю их заблаговременно, поэтому подача мне полезна.

    Translation: Good idea to purchase all the cards at once. I usuallly make my own, and I make them inadvance, so the filing is helpful to me.

  111. I must say I really do like this organizational idea. I am a last minute if at all greeting card person, so to shop all at once is a great idea. Although you must have a great memory to keep up with all those dates in your head.

  112. I am the worst at remembering cards, this process may really works wonders for me. I will have to try it out 🙂

  113. Every now and then I find something worth commenting on in my vast internet searches. Today I found your brilliant post. Such a great idea and very organized, I like that.

  114. I like to get my inspiration from really meaningful phrases said by truly great people. For this reason I love to read greeting cards and draw inspiration for things from them. So as you can imagine I loved reading this post, double inspiration right here.

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  116. you are right I would never forget another birthday with this system. Thanks for sharing.

  117. This is a really good idea, I am that person you described running out at the last minute. It would so easy to implement this way of thinking.

  118. Okay I have seen a lot of organization tips but this one takes the cake. The birthday cake that is, lol seriously what a great idea.

  119. Wow now that is what I call organized, your idea is simple yet effective. I have to tell most of your ideas blow me away.

  120. I love this Idea… I am always and forever folding a cardstock in half and getting my kids to make a “handmade” card, I like to play it off as cute when in reality I just don’t have a stock of cards on hand! … I’d love to be just a little more organized in this aspect! If anyone knows of a good online order spot for great cards I’d love to hear about it… not that I don’t love shopping, or browsing thru stores, I just don’t often have time to do such a thing with my three toddlers! 🙂

  121. I do this too Jennifer. I keep the cards filed and sorted and always keeps some blank ones on hand so I can send out a card just to let someone know I care about them. Although birthdays are in my phone, I have a special address book that have a birthday section, at the start of a month I take a look and get the cards for that month written, addressed and stamped. Then it just takes a moment to pop them in the mail a week or so before their special day. Love your antique card box!

  122. Oh my I do love this idea and that is a cute little box from Hallmark too. You always have some really great ideas to share with us all, just know we are taking notes, and want to be more like you when we grow up. 😉

  123. You always have such great ideas this the the perfect to organize birthday cards and never forget them, perfecto!

  124. Wow this is a great way to organize cards, I always hate having to run out at the last minute to pick up a card that feels like an after thought. I love that you are thinking of each person on the day your shopping and picking just the perfect card for them. This shows what a genuine caring persona you are.

  125. I love this. I need to get ahead of the celebrations and organizing it in a card box would really help.

  126. I love this idea and yes I still send out real cards, and I will also text and send Facebook wishing, but I really like get a hold in your hand paper card. It is the thought that some was thinking of you all week, write it, to mail it and get it to you for your birthday.

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