Have you ever been caught at the last minute with news that it was someone’s birthday, so you either had to rush out and find a card (stressful!) or show up empty-handed looking forgetful and thoughtless? Have no fear — I’ve got you covered!
I LOOOVE to peruse the greeting card aisles at my favorite stores in search of the perfect card for each occasion, but I don’t always have that kind of time on hand every time a birthday or special occasion rolls around.
Solution? I buy a bunch of cards ahead of time so that I am always ready — no more last-minute mad dashes to the store! Of course, rooting through piles and piles of greeting cards at home can be a burden, too, so I devised a sweet little binder where I can store and organize all of my cards. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and I absolutely love it!
I use pocketed page dividers
to keep them separated by category. The cards just tuck right into the pockets! I also store extra gift cards in there as last minute gifts.
In the front, I keep a list of important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). Stick it in a plastic page protector, and you can also write notes about gift ideas with a dry erase marker! I have everyone’s addresses saved in my phone, but if you want a paper copy, this would be a great spot for addresses!
Here’s a closer look at the labels I made for my greeting card binder:
- Birthday Cards
- Holiday Cards
- Thoughtful Cards (Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well)
- Milestone Cards (Weddings, Graduations, Retirement, New Baby)
- Thank You Cards
- Gift Cards
Guess what? I have a present for you, Pretty Organizers! You can download ALL of these lovely little printables that I made for FREE! Just click here to download: Pretty-Organized-Greeting-Card-Organizer-Binder-Printables
I printed my labels on a full sheet sticker & cut them out, but you could also print on regular paper or card stock and then tape or mod podge it on
A Few Extra Organizing Tips:
- If you want to travel with your binder (you could take it with you to doctor appointments, etc. to fill out while waiting), you may want to include a zippered pouch with extra stamps, address labels, and pens.
- At the beginning of every month, you can save time by sending out all of your cards at once!
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