Looking for an easy way to organize greeting cards? This organized greeting card box is a simple solution that is inexpensive and quick to implement.

A DIY Greeting Card Organizer

Need a way to store your greeting card supplies? Make this simple greeting card organizer from a shoe box!

One thing I love to do is send snail mail. I’m not great at remembering, but I get such joy out of writing a little note to a friend and slipping it in the mailbox. Picturing their smile when they open that unexpected letter makes me so happy! In a world with far too few handwritten letters and far too much junk mail and bills, it’s nice to brighten someone’s day with a colorful greeting card for their birthday, a holiday or just because.

I was decluttering my office supplies recently and organized all of my greeting card supplies into this shoe box!

Looking for an easy way to organize greeting cards? This organized greeting card box is a simple solution that is inexpensive and quick to implement.

This free Snail Mail Starter Kit will help you send more meaningful snail mail without the hassle. The kit includes a detailed supply checklist so you can gather your supplies, plus four beautiful printable watercolor greeting cards to jump start your card stash. Totally downloading this one!

Avery sent me their new Ultra Tabs® to review. All opinions of their quality office supplies are 100% my own.This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.

One of my very first blog posts (more than four years ago!) was about my organized snail mail box, and I still use the same method today! I love having all of my greeting card supplies in one place so it’s super easy to mail a quick birthday card or thank you note. And storing all of my greeting card supplies in one little shoe box makes it easy to carry around the house which is nice since I love to write letters on the patio or the couch.

After years of use, it was time to declutter this shoe box and I decided to improve the organization inside it as well!

My box has served me well, but I’ve always just piled everything inside. Here’s what it looked like before I organized it:

Need an easy way to organize greeting cards? Try a shoe box!

I pulled everything out of the box and purged a lot of it! Then it was time to organize what was left.

Wondering how to organize greeting cards? Try putting them in a shoe box!

A DIY Greeting Card Organizer

To make your own greeting card organizer in a shoe box, you’ll first need to gather the following supplies. I always load up on greeting cards at the dollar store so I have a variety in my stash. It’s so much easier than trying to remember to purchase a card every time you need one. The rest of my supplies generally come from Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Supply List

  • Shoe Box
  • Avery Ultra Tabs
  • Greeting Cards & Envelopes
  • Postage Stamps
  • Return Address Stamp/Labels
  • Writing Utensils
  • Other Embellishments (washi tape, rubber stamps, stickers, etc.)

Sort Your Greeting Cards By Occasion

Divide all of your greeting cards into piles by occasion. This is a great way to see what you have and identify any occasions you may want to stock up on. For example, I have a ton of thank you notes and birthday cards but realized I don’t have any anniversary cards and few sympathy cards.

Brainstorm a list of the occasions you will likely need greeting cards for during the year and stock up accordingly! I also like to have a couple sets of blank note cards for general notes to friends or to use in a pinch when I don’t have a card for a specific occasion.

Organize greeting cards by occasion inside this DIY organizer box.

This free Snail Mail Starter Kit will help you send more meaningful snail mail without the hassle. The kit includes a detailed supply checklist so you can gather your supplies, plus four beautiful printable watercolor greeting cards to jump start your card stash. Totally downloading this one!

Create Tabs For Each Occasion

I used these colorful Ultra Tabs to divide my greeting card organizer into categories. It’s so quick to handwrite your categories on these tabs and they are designed to be smudge-free so you don’t have to worry about the ink smearing.

Wondering how to organize greeting cards? Try putting them in a shoe box!

Wondering how to organize greeting cards? Try putting them in a shoe box!

Organize And Label

Now it’s time to organize your greeting cards inside the shoe box and add tabs to divide each section.

I thought about creating dividers out of cardstock or cardboard, but ultimately decided to keep things simple by sticking the label to the first greeting card in each category. Since the Ultra Tabs are repositionable, it will be easy to move them to different cards when needed.

I put the sections in order according to size of the greeting cards, with the smaller thank yous and blank note cards at the front. I generally like to keep envelopes paired with the cards they come with, but I added extras to the back of my greeting card organizer.
I LOVE this idea for organizing greeting cards! Genius and easy. Good idea to use tabs to create a custom greeting card organizer.

Fill With Supplies

Once all of your greeting cards themselves are organized, use the rest of the space to store the rest of your snail mail supplies.

I placed a skinny box in the front to hold a couple rubber stamps and ink pads. Then I tucked a roll of stamps, a couple pens and some return address labels along the side. It’s nothing too fancy, but it works! You could also corral all of these items in a small pencil case and tuck that inside the shoe box.

I LOVE this idea for organizing greeting cards! Genius and easy. Good idea to use tabs to create a custom greeting card organizer.

I LOVE this idea for organizing greeting cards! Genius and easy. Good idea to use tabs to create a custom greeting card organizer.

This free Snail Mail Starter Kit will help you send more meaningful snail mail without the hassle. The kit includes a detailed supply checklist so you can gather your supplies, plus four beautiful printable watercolor greeting cards to jump start your card stash. Totally downloading this one!

And that’s all there is to it! Quick organizing projects like this are perfect for those days when you don’t have a lot of time to tackle a whole closet or room. Think small and focus on one tiny thing at a time and your home will be organized in no time!

Happy organizing!

 

 

 

Avery sent me their new Ultra Tabs® to review. All opinions of their quality office supplies are 100% my own.This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.

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