I have a system for birthday cards that enables me to send cards to my loved ones on time and pretty much without fail. My sister-in-law, smart girl that she is, suggested that I share it. So here it is:
First you need a birthday book like this:
You don’t need a fancy one. All you need is a calendar. Gather all your birthdays and keep them here. This is your birthday bible. The last week of the month, get out your birthday book with your supplies: birthday cards, stamps, address labels and post-it notes.
Go through the next month, find your birthday people, and write out your cards to each one.
As you complete each card, put it in its envelope, address it, put a stamp and a return address label on it.
Now here comes the important part: Put a post-it note on it with the date it should be mailed.
Now put them all together in a stack in order of date to be mailed.
I keep my stack at work. Each morning I take things that need to get mailed that day. I take off the post-it note and it’s ready to go – already addressed and stamped!
The good news? Your loved ones get their cards on time! Try it!