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All 3 of my kids celebrate birthdays within 2 weeks of each other, and my husband’s is a month later. Throw in the relatives and friends, and we are all birthday-ed out by the end of the summer.
I was in Walmart the other day and stumbled across the selection of Hallmark cards starting at 47¢, when an idea hit me. Instead of running to the store every time I need a card, why not stock up and have them on hand? For 47¢ I could afford to buy a few. Walmart is the only retailer who carries a selection of Hallmark cards starting at 47¢!
They had a great selection of birthday, graduation, wedding, sympathy, and even blank cards, so I grabbed some for every occasion. Now, the goal is to actually send these out and not lose them in a pile of clutter, so I needed to be able to store them in a way that made sense and was compact.
I browsed the container aisle and was able to find a small tote that was the perfect size for storing the cards. When I worked in a salon that sent coupons out for clients’ birthdays we had a filing system that was divided by months. We would put the addressed cards in the month appropriate to their birthday so we could just grab them and mail them out at the beginning of each month. Why couldn’t that work at home?
Whether you want to separate the cards by month or occasion, you will be able to grab what you need at a glance. I used an envelope for a guide, and traced around it on colorful card stock. I cut them out, then added a paper clip tied with a ribbon to differentiate the months.
Cute and easy! My favorite part about this card organizer is how easily it slips onto a shelf, out of the way, until you need it. In this day and age, who doesn’t love getting a card in the mail! What a special way to show someone you are thinking of them, and now I don’t have any excuse not to send one!
So head on over to your local Walmart and check out their selection of Hallmark cards starting at 47¢, and don’t forget to pick up the supplies for a DIY card organizer while you are there.