It starts with the best of intentions: a cart full of greeting cards. Some for your friend’s birthday, one for mother’s day, perhaps a “thinking of you” card for a friend that needs a little encouragement. They come home with you, get put in a pile, and… forgotten.
What, like that never happens to you?
It happens to me all the time. What I ended up with was a plethora of cards for different occasions and no good way to organize them.
Enter the accordion file. I found this beauty at Tuesday Morning when we did the Goffice makeover. I sorted the cards by category, and used my handy-dandy labeler to denote which pocket held which cards.
In the front pocket I keep a pen, some stamps, and return address labels. No excuses here!
Truthfully? I’m still not great at sending out cards, but now I have a place for them and have dozens on hand at a moment’s notice. It had really come in handy these past few months, too, when I’ve remembered a special occasion a little late!
Here’s list of sections if you want to replicate this idea:
Celebrations (graduations, anniversaries, etc.)
Thinking of You, Encouragement
I’d love to know your organizational ideas pertaining to cards, especially how you stay on top of sending them out in time. I’m really lacking in that department!