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Confession: A long time ago (as in pre-third child and blog era) I used to be really good at sending friends and families cards in the mail; holidays, birthdays, or just because – I did a lot better at sharing cards and surprises with friends and family.
There’s just something about opening up the mailbox and finding a card (instead of a bill!) that makes me smile, and I know that I’m not the only one.
Unfortunately I just haven’t done things like that as much lately, and I feel bad. Between the kids and their schedules, this blog, my job, and everything else –I’ve completely sucked at mailing cards – but I want to change that.
At Walmart the other day I got re-inspired again. I was shopping for a couple of Hallmark cards – one being a birthday card for Anika who is turning the big 1-2 next month, when I got a small burst of energy to start planning early – and ran into these cute Minions cards! The kids have been wanting to see this movies now for months – and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard them say, “Banana” in their own little silly Minion voices, so I knew I just had to get her one of these fun little cards. Hallmark also had a big selection of card for .47 cents! Can you believe that? Cards can cost so much money now days – so I decided to stock up and make a little card box – in hopes that I will be more motivated to get more cards out for birthdays and other occasions, by having everything I need in one box.
How to Make a Card Kit Box
What you need:
- A box of your choice I used a clear box with a snap on lid)
- A variety of Hallmark .47 cent Everyday cards.
- Postage stamps
- Address book
1. I purchased everything that I thought I would motivate me to send cards –by making it as easy as possible.
2. I purchased a variety of .47 cent Everyday Hallmark cards and then using clamps separated them into categories before adding them into my card kit box.
3. I then added colored pens, stickers, stamps, envelopes, and an address book inside – then labeled the box so it would be easy to spot.
4. Now when Facebook reminds me (ha!) I can easily take this off of the shelf, flip open my address book, pick a card and envelope, jot down a fun little message, throw a stamp on it, and send it off in the mail!
Except for Miss Anika’s little Mignon’s card – that one I’m saving for an extra special birthday morning!
Do you give cards regularly? Do you have a good system for getting cards in the mail? I would love to hear!
Be sure to stock up on the .47 cent cards and Minion birthday cards – they are only available at Walmart!
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What a great way to stock up and stay organized. I've failed at card giving in recent years and it's so important to show those that you love how important they are with cards! #client