Wednesday, May 2, 2007

WFMW: the Birthday Edition

Well, again...this tip may not be the most exciting but it certainly works for me.

Remembering birthday cards was never much of a big deal...until I got married. And, until I married someone who is one of six! LOL And, most of those six have multiple children! Yikes! What's former only child to do when faced with 6-12 birthday and anniversary cards each month? Buy them all at once!

On the 25th of each month, my Palm pops up a little reminder to go buy cards. I buy all of them then. And, then they get placed in our bill folder...ya know, one of those things with 31 slots where you file your bills by what day they're due. But, I file them 5 days before the actual day. So, as I write out bills each week, the appropriate celebratory cards get filled out and prepped while the stamps and return address labels are already out!

As an adult with multiple relatives and a bad case of ADD...this definitely works for me! So, go to Shannon's site today and see what other birthday ideas everyone has. GO! Do it now! *wink*


Karen said...

That's a GREAT idea! I'm terrible about cards unless they're e-cards and those don't pack the same punch, especially with kids.

GiBee said...

This is actually a really great idea! Unless it's on my outlook to remind me, I usually end up forgetting, and then I'm scrambling to send an e-card ... like today ... for an old friend ... Good Grief!!!!