As a mom of two little girls with tons of personality, we are blessed to be invited to lots of birthday parties. In the past, this meant running to the store last minute with both kids in tow to get that birthday card. You can't give a gift without a card right? Ultimately, I'm trying to be better about having to do last minute runs for gifts and cards.
Anyway, during my sabbatical last month, one of the things that I had on my never ending "To Do and Organize" list was to stock up on greeting cards for various events so that I'm always prepared when we are headed somewhere - whether it be a toddler's birthday, wedding shower, wedding, or graduation! So I did something about it!
Because it is the only retailer to carry Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents, Walmart is my favorite place to stock up on birthday cards . . .
wedding cards . . .
thank you cards . . .
basically any occasion . . .
Also, another reason to love this line of cards: there is no price listed behind the card - so no one would ever know you spent 47 cents!
While I was wandering around, I decided to pick up some bags for Ansley and Aubrey's upcoming birthday. I happened upon a gift box also by Hallmark that would be PERFECT to create an organization system for the cards.
Organizing Greeting Cards
This is a very short tutorial on how I use the Hallmark Gift Box to organize the greeting cards! Since all of the cards I purchased were 5 x 7 size, they fit perfectly in the box.
SUPPLIES FOR ORGANIZING GREETING CARDS
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Card stock
- Flowers (or any other decor)
- Hot glue gun
DIRECTIONS FOR ORGANIZING GREETING CARDS
I used card stock to cut them down to size and ensured that there was a side that was a little bigger for the label tops. Notice the slit that is already there:
I could have used a label maker to label, but this momma of three has no time for that. Marker will do:
After that, I just placed them in the box and categorized them. Easy peasy - I'm set for the next inpromptu party!
Oh, and to decorate the box, I added some ribbon and a few flowers on top. Done and done!