Friday, February 11, 2011
Do you have any ideas for boxes to organize greeting cards?
-- fellow professional organizer Liz Jenkins
I love going on a product hunt - so thanks to Liz for the question.
One note, before we begin: Some greeting card organizers have tabs for type of card (birthday, get well soon, etc.) and some have tabs for months (so you put the cards you want to send in March in that section) - and some have a combination. Consider which approach would work best for you. You can probably relabel the dividers if you find an organizer you like, but would prefer different groupings.
While there are perfectly fine basic greeting cards boxes from The Container Store and from Iris, there are some other choices, too. Let's start with the card organizer box sold by Current.
Phoenix Trading has this greeting card organizer — which also has a drawer to store stamps, pens, etc. Update on Dec. 5, 2012: Although this product is still on the Phoenix Trading website, I'm no longer finding it when I do a product search, so it may no longer be available.
Kards by Jon has a greeting card organizer tin. Update on Oct. 27, 2012: I'm no longer seeing this product listed.
And La Loupe has some nice-looking greeting card boxes in four different patterns - but they are sold as a package deal with some cards. Update on April 1, 2012: La Loupe's website has disappeared.
Although Liz didn't ask about this, you might also want to consider other styles of greeting card organizers - not just boxes. For example, here's a greeting card organizer from Regreet, a company that helps you reuse greeting cards - and track them as they get resent, serving as sort of the Bookcrossing of greeting cards.
Over on Etsy, Creations Abloom has greeting card binders; there are seven different covers to choose from. Update on Oct. 26, 2012: I'm no longer finding this company.
And Current, mentioned above, has a greeting card organizer book in the same pattern as its box.
Finally, there's the Vera Bradley Celebrations Book, a "card organizer extraordinaire, with pockets and monthly date lists all packaged in rich Vera Bradley colors." Update on Oct. 27, 2012: I'm no longer finding this product.