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In this digital age, do you ever feel like it’s a rare thing to receive a hand-written note or a card? I often forget how nice it feels to get a card that tells me someone was thinking of me.

A few days ago I heard a knock at the door. Ugh. When someone’s knocking at the door I just always assume they want to see me something! But when I answered I was pleasantly surprised to greet my sweet neighbor welcoming me to the neighborhood. When we moved in it was the dead of winter and she didn’t have the opportunity to stop by to introduce herself. Now with the weather being so nice she was able to make her way over to my house to say “hello” and give us a bag of treats and a card.


Our neighbor included their names, address (so we could remember which house they are in), and their phone number in case we needed anything. Such a nice gesture!

Let’s challenge ourselves to reach out more and brighten someone’s day with kind words. To set myself up for success with this challenge, I made myself a greeting card organizer out of a few simple items.

Greeting Card Organizer | This easy project will help you organize greeting cards so you always have them available when needed.

Here is what you need to make your own greeting card organizer:

  • A 3-ring binder with a clear pocket cover
  • 8×11 cardstock
  • 3-hole punch
  • Scissors (mine cut in a scalloped design, but regular scissors will work as well)
  • A pretty cover for the organizer (keep reading and you’ll find links to mine that you can print)
  • A pen
  • Pretty paper
  • Glue
  • An assortment of cards
Greeting Card Organizer | This easy project will help you organize greeting cards so you always have them available when needed.

STEP 1 – Print a cover for your 3-ring binder and insert it into the clear cover.

Here are two free printables that I made and you can use for your book cover:

Yellow Greeting Card Organizer Cover

Blue Greeting Card Organizer Cover

STEP 2 – 3-hole punch your card stock on one side so it can easily be inserted into the 3-ring binder.

STEP 3 – Cut your decorative paper into a rectangle in the right size to use as a pocket to hold the greeting cards.

STEP 4 – Glue the bottom three edges of the decorative paper to the bottom third of the cardstock. I did this on both sides of the cardstock to make a useful pocket on each side.

STEP 5 – Write the name of an occasion on each pocket. Some you may want to use are Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Get Well Soon, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Sympathy, Thank You, and Thinking of You.

STEP 6 – Fill your organizer with greeting cards.

I was so happy to find all of the cards I needed at Walmart. They have a huge selection of Hallmark cards starting at just $.47!

Greeting Card Organizer | This easy project will help you organize greeting cards so you always have them available when needed.

I picked up several of the new ©2015 MARVEL Avengers birthday cards because, let’s face it, my husband would totally rather me give him one of these than a mushy card!

Greeting Card Organizer | This easy project will help you organize greeting cards so you always have them available when needed.

What do you do with greeting cards that you and your family receives? We have always hung them on a bulletin board for a while and then I didn’t know what to do with them.

How about this: photo storage containers!

Greeting Card Organizer | This easy project will help you organize greeting cards so you always have them available when needed.

These were less than $3 a piece at Walmart. You can make one for each member of the family or organize by occasions. This way each special card and the memories that go with it can be kept for many years.

Who will you send a card to next?

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7 Comments on Greeting Card Organizer

  1. Lindsey Smallwood
    May 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

    What a fun idea. I'm always running to the store at the last minute for a card. This would be great!

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  2. Jennifer DeFrates
    May 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm (2 years ago)

    So the pile on my desk shoved into a mail slot is a no go? This is a cute idea though. I'll have to keep it in mind once I clear away Mount Everest from my desk, LOL

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  3. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    May 14, 2015 at 4:53 am (2 years ago)

    What a great way to stay organized and ensure you never miss a special day! And you can't beat those cards for only 47 cents! #client

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  4. Brandi Davis
    May 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea! I have my greeting cards organized in a card box with dividers and tabs. I'm going to have to stock up on some of those 47 cent cards.

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  5. Betsy Finn
    May 30, 2015 at 2:51 am (2 years ago)

    It's always great to plan ahead for things like this. I have a box of greeting cards, as well as a box of gift bags — because we often don't have time to run to the store when a card is needed!

    I've pinned your post, thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup …hope to see you again this week!

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  6. Betsy Finn
    May 30, 2015 at 2:51 am (2 years ago)

    It's always great to plan ahead for things like this. I have a box of greeting cards, as well as a box of gift bags — because we often don't have time to run to the store when a card is needed!

    I've pinned your post, thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup …hope to see you again this week!

    Reply
  7. Cookie
    June 4, 2015 at 4:39 am (2 years ago)

    Whoa…you kinda just saved my life with this post…at least my sanity 🙂 I have to sooo many random cards that my scattered brain thinks ahead enough to purchase, but looses somewhere in between. I need remember that it's not always just the thought that counts, I actually have to get the cards written and in the MAIL! I love your binder idea, but I might tweak it and use a cheap plastic accordion file folder, one that flaps over and closes so my clumsy self doesn't loose them! But your photo box idea is PERFECT for old cards. I have been dreading my monster piles of papers because, I just didn't know what I was gonna do with everything…this definitely has given me the boost and motivation to tackle that sucker! Thank you! 🙂

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