Summer Project: Update Your Greeting Card Stash #PutYourHeartToPaper

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Yay for summer!  Yay for the time to actually tackle some of those things that have been on my to-do list since before my kids were born.  I’m terribly guilty of planning to do something all summer long, then realizing on August 1 that I never even started the list.  This summer, I’m determined to do better.  Even if I have to document the list right here on my site!  Chances are good that you have the same to-do list, so let’s accomplish it together.  Hallmark sent me a fabulous mix of awesome cards for Mother’s Day.  From funny to heartfelt, you can count on Hallmark to have high-quality greetings waiting for you to send to someone special.

It’s great to have earth-friendly ecards, and it’s thoughtful to text your BFF and wish her a happy birthday.  An actual paper card, though, makes a huge statement.  Hand-writing a sentiment instead? Even better.  Sign your name without anything digital.  Think about the last e-card you received and remembered.  Hard to put your finger on that?  Now think about the last handwritten card you received.  There’s just something special about opening and reading a paper card.  Having a few extras on hand means that you’re never unprepared when the occasion arises.  Sometimes I see the perfect card for a friend months before the card is needed. Keeping these cards in a specific place helps me to be ready anytime.  For example, the card with the coffee cup cozy is adorable and makes perfect, practical sense for a Starbucks loving girlfriend.  Grab it and save it!

Whether you stash your extra cards in a greeting card organizer or in an old shoe box, it’s important to get these organized so that you know what you have when the need arises.  Take 5 minutes to make stacks of your cards, according to holiday and event.  If you really want to go crazy, separate the cards that are kid-friendly and those that are for adults.  Throw out any cards that have folded edges or are obviously outdated.

Now that your cards are sorted, you can fill in the gaps.  Keep a sticky-notepad and pen in the box, too. If you need more birthday cards, for example, you can shop with purpose the next time you find yourself in the card aisle.  When you find the perfect card for that special friend, tuck it in your box with a sticky note on the front. With Father’s Day coming up, you’ll want to have a good selection of cards available for the awesome men in your life.  Hallmark cards are available at their stores and at many stores nationwide.

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  1. I made a special coffee related card for our daughter. She loved it.

  2. I’m guilty of not catching up on my to-do list too. I need to send some cards out to family members.

  3. I always have a nice stash of greetings cards for emergencies. I think it is important to have some for all occasions on hand.

  4. Matthew's Mom says:

    I love receiving special cards, so I need to remember to do this for others more often too. Hallmark has such pretty options!

  5. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love Hallmark Cards and I always make sure I have some at home to give away to friends and family on special occasions.

  6. Actually that is a super good idea. I won’t tell you how many cards I have bought but never sent because a) I forgot I had it or b) I forgot where I stashed them!!!

  7. Vera Wilson says:

    When friend lost her cat. Found a special card for that.

  8. Sherry Compton says:

    Thursday is my grandson’s birthday. I bought him a Captain America card that has a chain with Captain America’s symbol on it.

  9. Sherry Compton says:

    I like the Ballerina Dreams Personalized Book for my granddaughter.

  10. This is a great idea. I hate having to try to find a card at the last minute, organization would help a lot.

  11. I love cards that are either handmade or personalized in some way for a specific thing. It’s a great way to show how much you care.

  12. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I would love to make a personalized book for my grandchildren.

  13. Shannon Baas says:

    A special birthday card from my dad before he died.

  14. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I got my grandmothers old card stash when she died. It truly is awesome to have a stash of cards ready when needed. All Hallmarks have special meaning. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love making homemade personalized cards, it really makes the recipient feel special and adds an extra touch.

  16. I love this idea. I have been meaning to pick up some cards and send them out.

  17. Cynthia C says:

    The You on My Mind would be nice for my friend who is recovering from surgery.

  18. I just received a really cute Winnie the Pooh thank you card from my Aunt. I sent her a Winnie the Pooh scarf that I found at Hallmark and since she is a huge Winnie the Pooh fan and she just lost her Mom, I thought it would cheer her up. It did, and she sent me such a beautiful note in return. I am only 34, but I am very old-fashioned and appreciate a nice card and thank you notes.

  19. Sherry Compton says:

    The Lake and Mountainscape Father’s Day card would be great for my stepdad. We can’t be together on Father’s Day.

  20. Sherry Compton says:

    My daughter really likes writing and photography. She’s creative and often makes her own cards. Her mother’s day cards often bring me to tears especially the one of us when she was a baby and one of us now that she’s grown.

  21. Sherry Compton says:

    My granddaughter would like the “Let It Go” – Frozen card that sings.

  22. Kortney Picker says:

    I always love to send cards! I usually just upload pictures and they print and send the card for me, but it would be nice to actually write one out myself!

  23. Sherry Compton says:

    The Watercolor Stripes Father’s Day card is different.

  24. Sherry Compton says:

    I just bought a card today for a relative. Her daughter is making bead items, and she’s making one for me. I’m sending a Thank You card.

  25. I could use something like this. I have a huge stash of cards for every occasion and no place to put them!

  26. Sherry Compton says:

    The What Honor Looks Like is touching and heartfelt, a good choice to send to those in the service.

  27. Trisha McKee says:

    I recently went out of town to visit my aunts and take them out to dinner.They both sent me Thank You cards and it was such a delight reading about how they enjoyed visiting with me. I have the cards on display.

  28. Sherry Compton says:

    A couple people I work with are expecting babies, and the Better Than You Imagined would be cute.

  29. Deborah W. says:

    I have received many special cards from parents, in laws and especially my children. There is something special about receiving a card from someone as you know they spent time picking it out for you.

  30. LAURIE MURLEY says:

    I got a great mothers day card from my son, they have the greatest cards.

  31. I sent my sister, who is a big dachshund fan, a mother day card with a long, fold-out dachshund with a spring-mounted tail!

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