March was my sisters birthday. I got her a card and then lost it among crafting rubble. I found it in April. NO MORE. I bought a binder and have started a little system so I won't ever lose another pre-purchased birthday card again.
Along with a cute binder from Target (they have the cutest binders at Target) I got some sheet protectors. And then, I started sewing.
I wanted pockets for the sheet protectors, so I sewed a line through them.
That's where I marked the line. I sewed through it with a basic straight stitch and then I used an exacto knife to cut below the stitch through the front side of the sheet, making a pocket. Once I did that for several sheets, I made a little printout to use for my top pocket.
I printed enough for every month of the year. I think it's 12. Go ahead and fact-check it.
On every printout, I wrote whose birthday was when. I also have a little column for gifts if I need to send one.
I put the list in the top pocket and cards in the bottom pocket. Easy-peasy. I put scrapbook paper in the bottom pocket too, just to make it pretty.
So now, I have all my pre-purchased greeting cards in one place and I haven't lost one since. I ROCK. And look at the pretty binder:
I added this one to my other binders... well, some of them. I won't tell you how many binders I actually have, lest you think I'm obsessed with them.
Spoiler alert: I am obsessed with them.
I need to make a little tag for the greeting card one, but aren't they pretty? I have my recipe binder, my idea binder, my home binder... there's lots more binders but I couldn't fit them all in the picture. I need a wider lens for my camera. :)