How can you stay on budget and still celebrate your loved ones from a distance? Create a Greeting Card Organizer Box for birthdays and other occasions and have everything at your fingertips.
How can setting up a Greeting card organization system save you time and money?
Have you ever been in that situation where you’re meeting with a friend and all of the sudden you realize it’s her birthday? Or maybe it was yesterday and you want to hide your head in shame because you forgot.
Well, I used to be that person until I came up with a system that worked for me, so now I am prepared way in advance.
Now I send my cards or gifts a week in advance just to be prepared in case the mail is late, (which only really happens when you are waiting for a check, right?)
Greeting Card Organizer Box
I got this cute box from my local craft store, it’s a photo box and I made some dividers out of manilla file folders that I cut to the size of the box and also made a tab at the top to write the occasion.
Next, I went to Walmart and found these great Hallmark cards starting at .47 cents. You can’t beat that price and you can only find them at Walmart. So I loaded up. You can also find some packaged cards that are inexpensive that you can add to the box.
They come in all occasions. They look beautiful and I was able to really stock up. You can see the quality and I would be proud to give and receive one of these cards. Then I put the cards in the box behind the divider.
What goes in my box
I added all my cards to the box and in the front, I keep some stamps and cute colored pens I like. Then I made this Birthday List Printable that I am sharing with you. Get the printable below. I also add other occasion cards to my box.
How to use the Birthday List Printable
- Print out the Birthday Card Organization List
- Fill it out and add all birthdays,
- Add gift ideas next to names.
- Place it in a clear sleeve with holes and keep in a binder.
- Take a picture and add it to your phone so it’s always handy.
Gifts For Birthdays
In addition to cards, if they are close by, I can bring a gift. I like to give either balloons, gift cards, flowers, plants, or cupcakes.
This really saves me time, stress and money, just being ready in advance. Especially with my children and all the parties, they go to. We are ready at all times. Since I go to Walmart for my groceries, I just pick up several cards a few times a year and store them so they are ready and I can pull them out when I need them. The key is to have them in advance, have my stamps and my list filled out.
I hope this birthday card organization system will help you save time and money. Do you have any tips that help you celebrate your family?
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Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
This is so helpful! I’ve been guilty of forgetting a card more than once – this would keep me on track! #client
Candi Elm says
I know this would help. It has helped me stay on top of things.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I really need to do this. I am so bad at remembering birthdays and getting birthday cards.
Michelle James says
This is brilliant. I have tried so many different ways to remember birthdays. I think this will be the one that sticks. Thanks.
Candi Elm says
Thanks for visiting Michelle, I really liked this project and having everything in front of me makes it so easy. And in todays internet world, it is so nice to get something you can hold onto .
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That is a great idea. I need all the help I can get.
I so need this! I never have birthday cards on hand and I totally forget people’s birthdays!
Saidah Washington (@ApronsStilletos) says
LOL!!! I organize my cards too. It makes it so easy to send out cards as those special days come up.
Helene Cohen Bludman says
That is a great system. And I had no idea you could get Hallmark cards for so little at Walmart’s!
Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com says
This is a great system. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Broad.
This is so helpful. I can be pretty disorganized when it comes to birthdays. I forgot my husband’s was this Sunday!
I just set aside enough for Entertainment and when I go out I never go over a certain amount. Great Tips
Rebecca Brosemer says
What a clever idea!! I love that Walmart has affordable cards…they can be so expensive!!
what a great way to stay organized. I could totally use this system.
Debbie L. says
I have used a card box for years. I like always having cards on hand.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
What a great idea. I cannot tell you how many times I buy birthday cards and then I lose them for who I bought them for!
I’ve been relying on Facebook too much to remind me birthdays- thanks for the tip!
I like the organization box. I’m either out of cards, out of stamps, or out of both when a birthday rolls around. That would help a bunch. 🙂
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
I have a card box which I’ve used for years. I keep track of birthdays and anniversaries in my Google calendar. The only thing I need to do is keep the box stocked. I try to buy several cards at a time to make sure I have what I need
This organization system would be perfect for my mom! She has SO many cards for different occasions and this would be a great way for her to get them organized!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
I always used to be on the ball, but since having kids I forget everything. This kind of system would be such a help.
This is a great idea, So often I forget and this would really help me get my act together!
I need to get better at remembering birthdays! I would love to celebrate more with friends.
Janeane Davis says
You shared a lot of good tips here. It is iimportant to stay on budget during fmily celebrations and gift giving events.