Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretty Organization: Greeting Cards

It's been awhile since I have posted pretty organization inspiration, so I am happy to share with you my latest project today! I have always been a big believer in hand-written notes.   Whether it's a thank you, a birthday card, or just a little note to say "hello", it's such a fun surprise to receive one in the mail, or send one off to a friend!  In elementary school, I remember getting in trouble for using class time to write notes to friends and not paying attention to my teacher.  I guess old habits die hard!  Because of my deep love for the hand written note, I am always on the hunt for witty, unique cards.  Some of my favorite online retailers are Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper Co., and Oblation Papers:


My desk was beginning to overflow with random cards being stuffed in every drawer, and as an organization freak that wasn't going to do.  When I saw I Heart Organizing share a greeting card organizer, I had to make one for myself:


I found this cute blue box at The Container Store.  Then, I made labels with different card categories, such as "Thank you", "Holiday", and "Sympathy":


Now all my favorite cards have a home!


You likey?  Then make one for yourself!

Shop this board:

The Container Store Multimedia Boxes $22.99/each/The Container Store Colorful File Folders $3.99/each/You're The Cats Pajamas Card $4.50/Floating on Air Because of You/ Gold Striped Thank You Card $4.50/The World is Your Oyster Card $4.50/With Deepest Sympathy $4.50

How do you stay organized? 

16 comments:

  1. ha! love it!! I always wanted to have one like this....I love your vodka card.

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  2. Sam,Great idea..I have a box of cards that I add to whenever I see some cool cards. My family even goes to my card box in an emergency to find a last minute card, so it's a great organization tip.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  3. great idea! thanks doll.. x chelsie (mossypants.com)

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  4. so cute! I need to be better about buying cards aside from thank yous.

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  5. Adorable! I have mine at least in a single box but definitely need to get sorting! Thank you for the idea!

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  6. I used this to organize my old boss' card collection and it was awesome!!! I try to buy "emergency" birthday or other greeting cards, but then I lose them...maybe I need to try this for myself :) xo

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  7. I think it's so great to have a box like this on hand. It's perfect for last minute parties, just grab a card on your way out, no need to stop at the store. My stock is low. Must get on this.

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  8. Fabulous post! Come and make my house organized!!

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  9. I love this idea!! I have all of mine separated in a drawer right now, but I think the dividers would make it even better :)

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  10. I need that I Recommend Vodka card asap! And this is a great idea!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  11. oooh so lovely! i'm such a fan of pretty little cards too and this organizer is so great!!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm still such a fan of sending snail mail ... especially on such pretty paper!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  13. I love hand written notes and I love organizing so this is great! Thanks for the idea and the sources!

    xx

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  14. I so need to do this! I love buying cute cards, but then when I need one I can never find them. I am sure if they were stored this way I would send more snail mail to friends and family.

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  15. Will cards that are on the larger side (like some anniversary or wedding cards) - fit in this box too or is this only for small, standard sized cards?

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