Filing With Binders – Cards

Another project in my quest to get my life organized.

This entire project was started because I had the flu & couldn’t get out to get my best friend a birthday card.  We have been friends for 40 years so she understood, but I can’t tell you how badly I felt.  This will never happen again, thanks to this binder.  It was so easy to put together & everything is now right at my fingertips.

Filing With Binders - Cards

I started with a 1″ wide binder & two packages of dividers with pockets.

Then I printed out the cover & spine inserts.  The templates are readily available at Avery.com

Filing With Binders - Cards  Filing With Binders - Cards

Using ‘Word’, I made a table to make a list for each month where I could write in the names & dates of each birthday & anniversary that I buy cards for.  I printed 2 copies using white card stock.  I punched holes in one of them to put in the front of the binder.

Filing With Binders - Cards

I like the way the binder has an extra pocket on the inside.  Perfect for extra, emergency cards.

Filing With Binders - Cards

The only dividers that had pockets were very dark.  I was going to put a label on each one, but I decided to cut apart the second list sheet & tape them on each pocket.  That way I can be sure that there is a card for each person, by month.

Filing With Binders - Cards

Filing With Binders - Cards

Now I can pick up a card that fits the person when I see it & slide it into the appropriate pocket.  (There’s even a Valentine’s Day card tucked away for my wonderful hubby)

Filing With Binders - Cards

The next thing that I did was to fill in the list.  I put the date before the name & if it’s for an anniversary, I put the year of their marriage after.  (the names are blurred for privacy)

Filing With Binders - Cards

I have 2 pocket dividers in the back for cards that aren’t birthdays or anniversaries.  These include things like Sympathy cards & Cards for new babies, New Home, etc…

Filing With Binders - Cards

This is fast becoming a lifesaver for me.  I can get a card that I like anytime I’m out and about and have it on hand for when I need it.

Happy Creating everyone!