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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.
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
- An assortment of cards
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!
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!
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!
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?