Do you save greeting cards? This post is for greeting card savers. Some save all the cards they have every received and other throw them all away. I save the cards from my husband and a few other lovely cards, that really touched me. This is where I store my saved greeting cards-
It’s a train case from a vintage luggage set I own. Not your usual storage container, but it works for me. If you want to see what inside the other pieces of luggage, check out this blog post.
The train case is my “container”; it serves to hold my greeting cards. Another aspect to this is the train case sets a limit or boundary on what I can save. My train case is getting rather full so that means it’s time to do some maintenance. What does maintenance look like? I will periodically go through the cards in the case and make a few new decisions about what stays and what goes. The trip down memory lane while doing so is a nice bonus!
Keeping a few cards can make us feel connected to our past and our loved ones. It’s not necessary to save them all. When we save them all, there is no boundary, and we probably will never take the time to look at them again. The cards saved simply grow in volume each year and when we catch a glance of them out of the corner of our eye, we may sigh and then feel guilty about one more thing not being organized!
Is that really what we want?
Here are a few other card storage ideas to keep the card collection in check and have them organized.
Is it time to maintain your saved cards? Do you have the right container to store your cards? I’d love to hear what you do – leave me a comment!