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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138 Comments

  1. Taylor & Mamo

    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.

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

  3. Cathy McMichaels

    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.

  4. beatrice

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

  5. Jennifer Davidson

    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. 😉

  6. This is a great idea for organizing greeting cards, thanks for sharing!

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. Noel Mitchell

    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.

  10. Pasha Goldstein

    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.

  11. Kasei Kamora

    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.

  12. lillyyn11

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

  13. Alexandia Nerin

    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.

  14. Becky Black

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

  15. Ronna Winston

    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.

  16. Justine

    Yes, this is great idea and timesaving as well. I love it!

  17. Kuhnimew

    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.

  18. Rosalyn

    Really great idea and nice organizes filing too!

  19. Gloria Flacks

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

  20. Boris 1977

    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.

  21. gigi58

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

  22. Bobby Sue Does

    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.

  23. Saucey

    I Stumbled Upon your site, and I have to say I really like it. This is a fantastic post and I bet you have a whole lot more. Bookmarking for later.

  24. the cheap jordan's

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

  25. Addie Mae Says

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

  26. Julie

    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.

  27. mama knows

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

  28. Stacy Darnell

    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.

  29. Arnell Tyson

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

  30. Georgia Gal

    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.

  31. Erin McGregor

    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.

  32. the.tiny.cricket

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

  33. coors.lt.685

    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.

  34. Yeezy Boo

    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.

  35. Rhonda

    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.

  36. Nana

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

  37. Ebony Haurn

    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.

  38. alicia on 2

    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.

  39. SEOroritY Girls

    You still got it. Another great post.

  40. Birmingham Blonde

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

  41. Sundie Breyland

    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.

  42. Fran Scott

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

  43. kate.vasik

    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.

  44. Home with Jan

    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.

  45. kim becker

    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.

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    You really have a great blog here. I as a part time blogger, I appreciate all the the hard work you put into to it, from the beautiful pictures to the unique content. You are not just the same ol same run of the mill bloggers.

  47. The Bee’s Knees

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

  48. Chelsea Brock

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

  49. leon pummings

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

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    Now that is some organization! I thought you were just going to tell us how to organize your office space, but this is very specific. I think this post will do well for you, some people really need to see how the other half lives in order to better themselves, otherwise they just do not know.

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    Sometimes I read things and think why did not think of that. This is one of those times. You made this process very simple.

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  69. Our Little Fox Hole

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  71. Amanda Opip

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  73. The Wooly Farmhouse

    I suppose that only a expert writer can craft a post purely about organized birthday cards. So unexpected yet clearly a interesting idea to share. Such a great idea and very well written.

  74. Teresa Best

    What a great topic, you clearly are way more organized that I am. I did enjoy this post and aim to implement your tips to help me on my path to organization.

  75. Libby Talks

    Wow I would not have thought to do this. Great idea and organizational strategies.

  76. corey.cox

    I am always looking for office organizational ideas. I really love this one, Thanks!

  77. Phoebe Franklin

    it’s my first time visiting your site and I am very interested. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work 😉

  78. July 1977

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  79. Samueljoymn

    Отличные методы организации, которые каждый может сделать. Спасибо за такие полезные знания.

    Translation: Great organization techniques that anyone can do. Thank you for such useful knowledge.

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  81. sunshine and daisies

    Great post love this idea of a file drawer for this in my desk. Thanks for all your good ideas.

  82. Nora Lee

    Wow this is a really good idea perfect for a rain day organization project.

  83. Laurna Stevens

    Good post, I love it so much. I was really lucky to discover your site. It has a lot of useful info!

  84. Patty's In The Kitchen

    We love your blog so much. I clearly takes an expert like you to be a visionary of this size. You are nothing short of best.

  85. Justine P.

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  86. The Delightful Farmhouse

    Great idea, you are clearly full of them!!!

  87. the brown bag

    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.

  88. Little Farmgirl

    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.

  89. Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    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.

  90. Milani E.

    Let’s get acquainted, we have similar aspirations.

  91. Mira Mytishi

    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.

  92. Urban Farmgirl

    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.

  93. C_Coleman

    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.

  94. Yolanda Berry

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

  95. 100% Cotton

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

  96. Jack’s Play Date

    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.

  97. The Gilberts

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

  98. Sergiofrone

    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.

  99. Della Tyaller

    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.

  100. Foster47

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

  101. Arliss Cleveland

    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.

  102. Gilly Vaughn

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

  103. Addison Wheeler

    You have so many great ideas, I just love your website.

  104. Vivan Sky

    I really like this idea, very organized!

  105. Aubrey Andrews

    You have a great blog very easy to read and nicely laid out. I find you topic in this post interesting as well.

  106. 42 herber

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

  107. Whitney

    This is a great cover of a specialized organizational guide online. Nice blog too!

  108. Irina Wayne

    Lovely idea, I need more organization in my life.

  109. Jewel Carter

    There is a oceans of divergent useful info on the net, so it really is so special when you find someone doing some unique things. Keep up the good work.

  110. Cathy Clausan

    You have some specialized guideline here.There is a lot of extraordinary info about organization on the net, but I don’t believe I have seen a greeting card topic, which makes yours very unique.

  111. Theresa Grove-Swartz

    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.

  112. Pamela Emasy

    Such a good post you have wonderful ideas.

  113. Effie Meeks

    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.

  114. Elyse G.

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

  115. i_do _myown_thing

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

  116. Kristin Hoke

    Love this organizational idea, so happy to have stumbled upon your blog all those months ago. I must add you to my blog loving feed reader to keep up with all that you do.

  117. Connie @Mountain Life

    What? Now this is a insanely great idea.

  118. Terry @ TA-DAH

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

  119. Mary Ellen

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

  120. Casandra Torayna

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

  121. Shelton the Pig

    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

  122. Helen

    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.

  123. Kendra Maytree

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

  124. Goody-2-Shoes

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

  125. Amy @her_faith

    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.

  126. Pearl

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

  127. mama 3.0

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

  128. Janet

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

  129. PINK WARRIOR WALKER

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

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    After checking out a number of the blog posts on your site, I truly like your technique of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my website as well and tell me your opinion. Thanks!

  131. Land of Nod

    I love to look for some specialised examples of organizational tips online. There are countless extraordinary useful tips on the net.

  132. Paris52

    This is such a great post, I love the idea of surrounding yourself with things that your love to create comfort.

  133. Megan

    This is a very handy post, I am constantly forgetting someone’s birthday in my large extended family, this protocol might really help to streamline the process.

  134. Maysz

    Hi, this is really excellent, keep up the great writing.

  135. You are so organized, I need to read more of your articles and channel you as my inner spirit animal.

  136. Jarvis Group

    We are a group of volunteers that are starting a new team in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  137. Valeriya Lady - Валерия Леди

    Я многому научился из этой статьи, и это помогает моим английским навыкам. Мне нравится организовывать вещи в моем доме, как вы. как вы.
    Спасибо, Валерия Леди

    Translation: I have learned much from this article and it helps my English skills. I like to organize things in my house like you.
    Thank You, The Valeriya Lady

  138. Crosswords & Coffee

    I gotta to remember this trick I constantly forget to send out birthday cards. Great idea.

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