How to Organize Sentimental Cards
To kick off some of this summer home simplifying last night, I started organizing all the letters and cards that I’ve kept over the years in my Gadanke “Note to Say Hi” journal. I’m so thrilled to keep special notes all together like this. I hope you’ll join me!
I’ve been filling in a lot of the journal prompt pages, too. I’ll share those with you later.
First I gathered all the notes and recycled any that weren’t of particular significance – like a birthday card that just had signatures. Remember the goal is keeping stories, not stuff.
Then I labeled the tabs of my Gadanke journal and put each card in its appropriate pile:
- From childhood
- From college and camp (I spent many summers working at Girl Scout camp)
- From married life
You can use a single hole punch to add the cards to your journal. Or use an American two-hole punch. (Australian and German two-hole punches don’t fit; I’m not sure about any others.)
I like my journals dense on the bottom so they can stand on the bookshelf better. Therefore I don’t like to center my cards in the hole puncher. I make them all bottom heavy.
To do this, adjust the metal slider of your puncher to fit the bottom of your journal, around 4 1/4 inches.
See how weighted the bottom of the book is becoming.
This card was a little taller than my book. I could leave it as is.
Or I could trim it to fit. There weren’t any handwritten words on the bottom, so I cut it off.
As you can see, I made the card slightly taller than my journal. I like the added bit of dimension popping out of my book, as you’ve probably noticed from some my other journals like this one.
There it is! No stray cards to be had around here.
Want to organize all of your favorite cards together, too? Use the code “ORGANIZED” to save $4.00 on this journal, “A Note to Say Hi”. That’s a 20% savings! Good until Sunday, Aug 11 at midnight.