Simplifying Card Sending

My Mom is a card sender. Illness, marriage, sympathy she sends a card. She never misses a holiday. And people appreciate hearing from her in a tangible way.

I also like to send cards with my Mom as an inspiration.

I’ve found the main reason cards don’t get sent is that you don’t have a card available. You need to make room in your schedule to find a card, then write in the card, then mail it. One too many steps for most people.

We want to be perfectionistic – going to the store, finding the perfect card for a certain person. And sometimes we can do that. But, with time constraints we can’t do that for everyone we want to send a card. We need a cache of cards. The important thing is that people feel loved and noticed. Not that the card is perfect.

I have a cache of cards. This morning I was looking for a card to send someone and had to go searching through the card mix like usual.

Why? Because I had never labeled anything. So today, I quick put post it labels on some bigger envelopes to sort the cards by categories like sympathy, birthday, notecards. I noticed I need to replenish my sympathy and birthday cards.

Now it’s going to be even quicker to send a card.

I don’t have a before picture. Just picture in your mind cards in no particular order.

Card basket

This is not gorgeous and lovely. But it got things in order fast.

What I’d like you to takeaway from this:

1) Keep a stash of cards so you can remember the people you love.

2) Not every home project has to be perfect and beautiful. Quick is better than waiting for time to do it perfectly.