Tackle It 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 Hallmark.com or BlueMountain is in doubt easier and cheaper, but the thrill of finding a special little envelope 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 –
- Create or purchase a card organizer!
- Dedicate some time (Tackle It Tuesday) to gather birthdays and other events. Write them in the organizer.
- Buy some cards and begin addressing the cards for the next month.
- Send the cards.
- 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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