Why do you save greeting cards?
Greeting Card Collections
The picture above is an actual Greeting Card Collection of a new client of mine. I take no credit… her former organizer came up with this idea and it’s brilliant!
Most people save old cards in boxes or drawers or shoved in various places. This happy new client of mine hole-punches the corners and inserts them into big metal rings and then hangs them on nails. She sorts them either by the person who gives her the cards OR by season. She can rotate the cover card whenever she wants, but it’s a happy reminder of the people she cares about. This allows her to see and enjoy the cards verses cramming them in dark, hidden places.
- Are a lot of your cards from the same people who write the same message repeatedly? (would you consider just picking 1 to keep?)
- Are you saving the envelopes that came with the cards which technically doubles the amount of room they’re taking up? (one of my clients loved the pet names her dad would write on the cards to her mom….but many of the pet names were repeated….so maybe just one of each would work?)
- Do you have cards that aren’t in the category of “special?” (maybe they aren’t worth the space they’re taking up?)
- How often do you look at the cards? (at least consider moving them to a more remote area if you don’t look at them)
- How much space are the cards taking up? (are they using up valuable easy-to-access space for more important things?)
- How do you feel when you see the volume of cards? (groans or smiles?)
- Are you saving the envelopes for the addresses that you don’t want to lose? (try entering 5 addresses a week on to your computer or Contacts list or even an old fashioned address book)
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It’s Shred Season
- Sunday, April 23rd, 1:30-3:30 pm – Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Pikesville
- Saturday, April 29th, 10-12 – Timonium United Methodist Church in Timonium
- Saturday, April 29th, 8-11 am – Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium
- Sunday, April 30th, 9:30-12 – Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills
- Saturday, May 13th, 10-1 pm – Arundel Federal Savings in Pasadena