Tackle It Tuesday –

Happy Tuesday!

To me there is something so special about getting a card…birthday, congratulations…in the actual mail. Yes, I agree that sending your birthday cards through or BlueMountain is in doubt easier and cheaper, but the thrill of finding a special little env elope addressed to you is awesome!

My grandmother-in-law, should receive an award with her card sending. A week before any of our birthdays we ALWAYS receive a personally picked birthday card. She has inspired me! I asked her to write out all the birthday of the family (over 60 people) so I can try to be like her!

To organize myself, I purchased, via eBay, a birthday/greeting card organizer. The book has a page for each month. On the page I can jot down the birthdays of that month and put in the cards in the sleeve. In the middle of the month (ideally) I take out the cards for the next month, look at the bithday/events, write out the cards, seal them and put the event date where the stamp will go. Now I’m all set. Periodically throughout the month I look to see if any cards need to be stamped and sent and put out with the mail. (By the way, I also keep a book of stamps in my organizer! That gives me no excuse to get the cards out!)

Smart Mama Move –

  1. Create or purchase a card organizer!
  2. Dedicate some time (Tackle It Tuesday) to gather birthdays and other events. Write them in the organizer.
  3. Buy some cards and begin addressing the cards for the next month.
  4. Send the cards.
  5. Enjoy knowing the smile you put on a loved ones face when they received your card in the mail!

By the way, I puchased greeting cards in bulk also via eBay. It’s an odd assortment of cards but usable. I saved tons of money and time on purchasing the cards.

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  1. Beth/Mom2TwoVikings 20 May, 2008 at 07:10 Reply

    LOL My first time here via Tackle. Is your girl big enough to be watching PBS yet? “Between the Lions” has a character who does the “smarty pants dance”! LOL It’s hysterical – espeically when my two little raiders try to copy it! So, when I saw your bloggy moniker and just about spit my tea out and knew I’d have to stop by to say “hi”!

    I do something similar for the greeting cards. I use a Palm so on the 25th of each month, a reminder pops up to go by cards for the upcoming month. Then, I put the cards in our bill-paying organizer that has the tabs 1-31 for the due dates…placing the card 5 days before the actual birth date! So, when I go to pay bills each week, I see what needs to be sent out in the next week as well!

    Great tackle!

  2. Jen @ Daily Mish Mash 20 May, 2008 at 08:39 Reply

    This is something I really need to tackle! I am so bad about sending cards, but I agree that it is so nice to receive them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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