How To Organize Greeting Cards

So today I scheduled in a little time to tackle this project that I have been wanting to do forever.
Not really forever. But at least since I re-organized my office space.
I had greetings cards ‘thrown’ into an Ikea storage box.
Every time I wanted a card, I had to rifle through the whole box to find what I was looking for.
No more.
Organizing Greeting Cards
 I took some bright pink cardstock and my index tab punch.
I love that index tab punch.

{I chose bright pink cardstock because it’s easy to see and doesn’t blend in with the cards.}
I cut the cardstock with the paper trimmer to make ‘dividers’ to fit the box and punched tabs from white cardstock for each divider. I stapled the tabs to each divider.
Then I sorted the cards into piles and wrote on each tab the contents.
Then I filed each card pile into the appropriate spot.
 Now I have this:



 This project cost nothing since I used things I already had…a paper trimmer, cardstock and index punch.

{You don’t really need an index tab punch….you could just use small squares of cardstock.}
And here’s one hint:
I buy most of my cards at the dollar store and the size fits nicely into this box.
If you buy more expensive cards…they are usually bigger and won’t fit into this system as nicely. They may even be too big to fit into the box this way. So if you have bigger cards, you may want to buy a bigger box.


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  1. says

    I'm stopping by to congratulate you on being featured on Maria's blog!
    That is always an honour!

    You need to rename your blog Angie to "The most organized Woman Blog" !!!

    Pamela ox

  2. says

    I do this same exact thing! I purchased a photo box from Micheal's last year that came with index cards inside it. Works like a charm. : ) I purchase my cards from Vistaprint, and love having cards readily available to pick from. No running last second to grab a card. Happy Thursday, Angie!

  3. says

    Such a cute idea! I love this! I think I might need to get that punch. I also buy cards inexpensively, and keep them in a box. One of the sets of cards I bought came with dividers; but I could use more dividers.

  4. says

    I organize my cards the same way and I buy most of mine at the dollar store too or I make them. Great minds think alike. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

  5. says

    Even more impressed that you are still so good at sending cards. It is a dying quality!
    Great job on organizing them!
    I would love for you to link this up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party. I've been working on offices and this would fit in great.
    I'm going to give you the link since I'm not on blogger and getting to my link is hard on google.

  6. says

    I really like your tab punch! In our family Christmas exchange the theme was home/handmade gift. I got a calendar and put all of the family member birthdays on it, with a sticker of an envelope 3 days before to remind them to go to the post office. I stocked up on cards for all the birthdays and included extra cards for various occasions (thank you, sympathy etc). It turned out inexpensive because a card outlet was going out of business (cards for 5 and 10 cents!). My Aunt Lisa, who received it, said it was the most creative idea and she hasn't missed a birthday yet! I gave the cards in a box like yours.

  7. says

    Hi Angie-

    I organize my cards the same way you do, but I do not have one of those cute little tab punches!!!. What a great idea. I am going to have to go out and get me one – TODAY! Thanks for sharing your idea.
    My best- Diane

  8. says

    Where did you get a punch like that- would love one! I just closed my store and the company never came to pick up there stock so i have about 80 cards to organize. thanks for the tip

  9. says

    What a fabulous idea – if the cards are bigger, you can simply do the cards the other way in the box with longer dividers …

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