Ever wondered, "How do I organize my greeting cards?" Here's 5 tips to store your greeting cards like a pro!
How to Keep Your Greeting Cards Organized
Do you love sending snail mail?
Do have a stash of birthday cards, thank you cards, thinking of you cards , etc. that are in one jumbled mess?
Good news! I had no greeting card organization. Until now. So I'm going to share 5 tips to help you actually use those cards you have!
Because who doesn't love real mail? And if you can keep your greeting cards organized and accessible, you will actually send snail mail and brighten someone's day while you're at it!
1. Best Greeting Card Organizers
First, having greeting card storage is a must.
The old adage "a place for everything" applies to cards, too.
Here are the best greeting card organizer box that are affordable, too!
Greeting Card Organizer Box With Dividers
This greeting card and craft keeper at Michael's is a great simple solution to organizing greeting cards. With 6 tabs, you can keep cards neat and tidy. It's no frill design is practical and minimal.
Floral Greeting Card Organizer With Dividers
If you prefer a patterned organizer, this one from Walmart is a great option. It holds 140 cards and comes with 12 sections so you can organize cards by month if you like! There are other patterns too if floral isn't your thing!
Metal Greeting Card Organizer With Dividers
How darling is this black and white card storage box? It has space for 70 cards and comes with 12 dividers plus blank cards to add to your collection. I love how timeless this style is and it can double as a decoration item.
You can always pick up a small white box (from Ikea) to keep your cards. I used this when my budget was tight while doing our Office/Craft Room Makeover.
The downside is I had to make my own organizers and the box is wider than the cards so they don't fit super snugly.
2. Greeting Card Organizer Dividers
Technically, this step is totally optional, but if you want to be able to find cards fast (or anyone else in your home) dividers are a must!
I recommend including the following sections:
Greeting Card Box Sections
- Thank You
- Thinking Of You
- Extra Envelopes
Tip: If you make your own cards, stock up on blank envelopes using a craft store coupon or buy a big box of envelopes from Amazon here.
DIY Box Dividers
To make section dividers, I just used black card stock, cut 5.5"x 8". I added some white paper labels. Easy peasy.
3. Make It Easy For You
There's nothing worse than taking the time to write a hand-written note and then never sending it because you don't have envelopes and stamps accessible.
So keep envelopes and stamps (and even your favorite pen) in the same greeting card box so you can get everything done at all at once.
Tip: Many grocery stores and even Costco sells stamps. Stock up when you're out and about.
Favorite Pens For Writing Cards
These are my favorite pens to write greeting cards with. They don't smear or bleed through and there is a color for every occasion!
Return Mailing Address Stamp
Can we talk about one of my favorite things ever? I absolutely LOVE our return mailing address stamp. And so do my kids 🙂 I love that I don't have to write our address on the back and I love how classy the stamp looks.
So along with my envelopes and stamps, I also keep our return mailing address stamp in the card box. Seriously, having EVERYTHING and I mean everything all together will make sending cards easier.
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4. Keep your greeting card organizer in a room and place that is super accessible!
Sending cards can be hard enough, so you want to take out all the complications, right? Keep the card box by your computer or in the kitchen or wherever it is that will make it easy for you to access the cards. If you already have some Overhead Garage Storage Racks in your basement or in your storage room and have these cards decked up inside those shelves, then you may have to search thoroughly to retrieve them. At times, there could be a high chance that you probably won't be as likely to send a card.
5. Throw out cards you will never send.
I finally threw out some homemade cards that I have been saving all these years. I never used them because they were ugly and always chose my cute cards over those ones. So if you have some cards that have yellowed over time or you would be embarrassed to send, throw them out! I'm all about being resourceful, but if you are never going to use it, recycle it! Only keep the cards you will actually use.
How do you organize your greeting cards? I'd love to hear what I'm missing!