Arming yourself with a stash of gorgeous, sentimental greeting cards is going to make your life so much easier. Honestly, once you start, you’re going to wonder how you ever did without your charming collection of handy cards. In order to build the best, most useful collection for you, you’ll need to put a little time and consideration in first. Here’s what you need to mull over before you hit add to cart…
What does your social circle look like?
So, you’re building a greeting card collection, that’s great – however, you need to make absolutely sure it’s going to be worth your while otherwise, it is a bit of a waste. In order to get the most out of your time, money and careful selections you need to take a peek at both your family and your social circle. Does everyone have kids? If so, you should arm yourself with a range of cheerful birthday cards. Maybe your mates are all majorly ambitious? A few congratulations cards will come in handy when promotions or new jobs crop up. Be sure to keep your selection pretty varied without age specifications for maximum practicality.
Do you like to stick to a general aesthetic?
Some of us are pretty specific with our style, and your greeting card collection is the perfect outlet for you to get a little self-expressive. If you are a creative who loves colour, be sure to stock your stash with eclectic, bold prints, fun patterns and exciting materials. Perhaps you’re a fan of a refined neutral? Search for cards with luxe, weighty paper in cream tones for sheer elegance. By sticking to your own personal style, your friends and family will have a touch of you when they open up their card.
Are you covered for all seasons and occasions?
Once you’ve noted your style, colour and occasion preferences, it’s time to start gathering your cards. When you’re on your hunt you should be sure to cater to all occasions coming up on your social calendar, you don’t want to be caught empty-handed. Make sure you’ve got big occasions like Christmas, birthdays and any weddings covered first and then work through your diary to double-check any smaller details you might have missed.
Where are you going to keep your collection?
You’re also going to need to consider where this beautiful collection of yours is going to be living. Try to avoid keeping them in desk or kitchen drawers, they’ll go unnoticed and just gather dust. Instead, find yourself a small chest, box or filing cabinet to tuck your cards into. A filing cabinet earns you extra organisational points, you’ll be able to divvy them up into occasions, age categories, styles – whatever you like! You should be totally sure that every card you pop into your collection has its own envelope to avoid any dramas down the line. Remember, it never hurts to have a few backup A5 envelopes on hand just in case any go missing. Once you’ve got your essentials in place you can look at grabbing yourself a few colourful pens, stickers, a little glitter if that’s your thing and even a wax seal stamp for the creative gifted!
A gorgeous collection of quality greeting cards is going to save you so much time and hassle throughout your year! Get exploring to start building up your options.