I swear I’m the most random person when it comes to organization. Is my sock drawer organized? Nope. My closet? Shyeah right. Spice cabinet? Hah! But are my greeting cards organized? You know it. Seriously. There’s something wrong with me.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “Who the heck hoards greeting cards?” Um, this chick. I love to peruse the cards at Trader Joe’s (click here to read about all my favorite things to buy at TJ’s), HomeGoods, TJMaxx, and Marshalls. They have the best cards for great prices. Call me cheap, but I don’t like to spend more than $2-3 on a card.
Trader Joe’s cards are only 99 cents! And I believe all the cards are illustrated by independent artists. So if you’re looking for beautiful and unique cards for a great price, definitely check out the cards at the front of your local Trader Joe’s.
For the longest time I kept my greeting cards organized in a big binder. I sectioned off the binder by greeting card topic (birthday, get well, wedding, etc.) and stored the cards in those clear plastic page protector jobbies. It worked for a while, but cards would fall out and I started to run out of room.
Recently, I came across a greeting card organizer.
It’s a lovely little plastic box that features removable separators that can be labeled (I used my label maker). I had to double and triple up some categories, but I’m fine with that. I even made a cute little sign to put in the front of the container. Since I’m pretty much the sweetest person on earth, you can download one for yourself here.
Some may think this is teetering on overly-organized, and I get that but I like always having cards on hand. Who wants to run to the store and spend 10-15 minutes trying to find the best card when they have other things to do? Not I. But then again I’m a weirdo, and I have a thing with getting the most appropriate greeting card to convey my feelings.
Are you a greeting card hoarder?
Do you organize random things before tackling more obvious organization projects?
Are you more of a sentimental or funny card giver?