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Each January, I go to Walmart and purchase all the birthday cards I anticipate needing for the year. Hallmark Value Birthday Cards are my go-to because they are cute and inexpensive (47¢ or 97¢ each). Additionally, for every 5 Hallmark cards I buy at Walmart, I earn a reward through the Hallmark Card Rewards Program!
When I get home I sign, seal & address them (unless I’ll add a gift card for that person later). But then what? You can’t just leave those cards out on the counter for a YEAR!
The solution is simple – and BRILLIANT, if I do say so myself!
A DIY Birthday Card Organizer!
Find a 12-page brag book (Walmart sells them for $2) that has sleeves big enough to hold the Hallmark Value Birthday Cards, decorate the front and back cover (or not), tab each page for every month (or write the month on the sleeve), fill the sleeves with the cards to mail that month.
One more thing I do is put the date I want to mail the card in the top right corner (where the stamp will go) so that I don’t forget to actually send it. I subtract 7 days from that person’s birthday so that it has plenty of time to arrive.
The next time you stock up on birthday cards, head to Walmart and check out their selection of Hallmark Value Cards. But don’t forget to register for the Hallmark Card Rewards Program!
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Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
Great idea!! My birthday is March 20th. 😉 I really should do something like this. I never remember to get cards for anyone anymore and I used to be so good at it.
Sara Phillips says
I have a stack of cards sitting somewhere that needs to be organized like this
Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom says
Cute idea I pinned it!
Melanie of Que Means What says
You are so smart. Thanks for the tip, Sara. Happy New Year, btw!
Colleen Pence says
This is just about the most sensible (and awesome!) idea I’ve ever seen, Sara. I want to be this organized one day. I bet it makes life much easier! So cool. 🙂
I love the Walmart value cards! I refuse to pay $3+ on a card unless it is for my hubby 🙂 You are so brilliant. I pick up lots of cards through the year but never thought about organizing them.
Wow what a great idea to get cards ahead of time. I need to do that! Also love your card organizer!!
This is genius. I’m always late mailing our cards because I’m usually at the store buying them the date of their birthday :/ Maybe I should give this a try.
what a great idea! you should check out the dollar cards at trader joe’s too. they’re cute and so cheap. i pick them up every so often so i’m always prepared. love the idea of writing and organizing them in advance!
Mary E says
Great idea! Pinned it =)
Lynsey @MoscatoMom says
BRILLIANT!! I love this idea! I am terrible about sending out cards LOL
Susan McNeill says
Great idea. Anything that keeps me on track and organized is WONDERFUL!
Shannon Gosney says
I love the idea of going and stocking up on your birthday cards for the year. I definitely need to get better about sending my birthday cards out before the birthday happens. Thanks so much sharing your cute DIY Birthday Card Organizer idea! #client