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How to Organize Birthday Cards with a Birthday Card Organizer
How many times have you remembered – at midnight – that tomorrow is your bestie’s (or sister’s, mom’s, aunt, or HUSBAND’s) birthday. You forgot to get a card. Crudddd.
So, you jump out of bed to make a pitiful excuse of a card online to print. You KNOW those never turn out well. Or, you have to get up a half hour early to make a quick stop at the closest store on your way to work and pay over $4 for a card?! I know, I’ve been there. More than once.
Hallmark has this really cool Rewards Program where you get 1 reward for every 5 cards you buy. Well, guess what?! They also have these super cute Value Cards that are under $2. Many of them even as low as $0.47 and $0.97 each and you can earn your rewards on those cards too. Cha-ching!
I had to make a quick trip to Walmart, because you know…the family and the dog have to eat. Pfft. So, before I grabbed some groceries, I stood in the Hallmark card aisle and picked up some of the Hallmark Value Cards. Luckily, I have everyone’s birthday memorized. That memorization somehow just doesn’t register the day of the actual birthdays though.
I grabbed a card for everyone on my list. I found several that were perfect for each person and then I even grabbed a few extras for those I may have forgotten. No more, “Ooops, I forgot!” moments. I couldn’t pass this card up of the dog! My brother in law, Larry….has a dog that looks JUST like this pooch. Boomer is his name! Awwww.
I had the grand idea to make a little DIY Birthday Station of sorts for my office to organize birthday cards. I already had a cute hanging organizer, and this birthday card organizer/station thingy was the perfect way to use it. I separated the cards into two different spots. One for kids and one for adults.
At the top, I have a large calendar that I put everyone’s birthdays on. I also have a spot to keep some colored markers to write birthday messages inside the cards. Then, I have a spot to put cards that are ready to deliver or mail out.
Now I’ll never forget another birthday AND I’ll never have to pay over $4 or $5 for a birthday card this year.
How to Stock Up for the Year:
- Make a list of people you send cards to
- Shop for Hallmark Value Cards ($0.47 – $0.97 each) at Walmart
- Redeem your Hallmark Rewards either online or by using their free app! How to do this is below.
*I love the app….it’s so easy to use! You just scan the UPC code on the back of the cards you purchased and then for every 5 cards – you get a sweet reward. They offer lots of great restaurant and shopping gift cards.
How to Get Hallmark Card Rewards using the Free app:
Either sign up for the Hallmark Card Rewards program online or download the Free App on your phone or other mobile device. Just search “Hallmark Card Rewards” through your app store. After downloading, create your new account. Then follow these 3 steps (for app users).
- Step 1: Scan the UPC codes found on the back of your purchased cards
- Step 2: Choose the store you’ve purchased from
- Step 3: Scan another card or check your rewards progress.
How to Organize Birthday Cards for the Year:
- Use a hanging organizer or even a binder or album of sorts to organize birthday cards.
- Separate cards out for “Kids” and “Adults”.
- Keep a large Calendar above or inside your organizer. Something that is very visible and can be seen quickly for easy reminders.
- Keep things in your organizer like stamps, extra envelopes, pens, tape. If your organizer is large enough, like my hanging organizer…you could even include tissue paper and small gift bags.
Do you forget important birthdays? How do you keep your birthday cards organized?
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