Everyday life is filled with special occasions – from birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and holidays. Cards a are unique and personalized way to send your well wishes to your friends and family on these particular events. But in order to mail out the cards in a timely manner, you have to keep track of all of these occasions. Keep these tips in mind when organizing your calendar so that you never miss an important celebration:
Consider a chalkboard wall
Your calendar doesn’t necessarily have to be one that hangs on your refrigerator. Instead, ensure that you don’t miss any single appointment, function or special occasion by creating a chalkboard wall in your home. A chalkboard makes for a dramatic focal point in your entryway or kitchen. You can write out all of the important events for the week so you can see them right when you walk in the door. You’ll never be the one to send out late birthday cards again.
Color code your calendar
If everything is written out on your calendar in the same color, it can be easy for a significant event to blend in. To avoid this, designate a particular color that will only be used for writing down special occasions like birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. You can also use colorful sticky notes to flag the super important things on your calendar.
Create special event calendars
You don’t want to overcrowd your calendar. Special events can be easy to miss in the chaos of day-to-day activities. Instead, create a separate calendar entirely that is only for special events you need to remember. This will help you know exactly when you need to send out cards so the recipients will receive them on the correct date.
Make a virtual calendar
If you’re always on the go, it can be helpful to be reminded of certain events right on your smartphone. With tools like Google Calendar at your fingertips, you’ll never miss a beat. This tool allows you to share calendars with friends and family members, and you can even set up customizable reminders so no event or function ever goes unnoticed. Remind yourself via text message emails or pop-ups that can be sent straight to your phone while you’re out and about.
Have the right tools
Writing something on your calendar doesn’t mean that it’s set in stone. We often cross things out and move around appointments and events to make them work with our schedule. But all of that crossing out can make for a messy and disorganized calendar. Instead, use correction tape to cleanly erase things.