DIY Inspiration

DIY Snail Mail Organizer Kit

It’s no surprise that here at Lily & Val we have a passion for snail mail– and large collections of cards for any occasion!  We love being able to grab a card at a moment’s notice to send some love or a quick ‘thank you.’

Sending a thoughtful card can be so much fun and easy when you have everything you need all in one place!  We created this snail mail kit full of our favorite things to make sending mail even better and more organized!

Create a snail mail organizer to keep all your cards organized and tools in one place! On Lily & Val Living

DIY Snail Mail Organizer Kit

You will need:
Various pens & writing utensils
Two mason jars
Washi tape
Note cards & greeting cards for all occasions
A wire basket

First, we created dividers to separate our cards into the following categories:

– Thank You
– Just Because
– Birthday
– Christmas
– Other Holidays
– Wedding
– Baby
– Other/Miscellaneous

Cut dividers out of heavy card stock, a little larger than your note cards so they are easy to spot.  To make them stand out, I edged the tops with gold foil washi tape!  Then I wrote each category onto the cards.

Card dividers for your note card organizer via Lily & Val Living

Next, collect your favorite writing utensils and decorative tools and place them in a small ball jar or container.  Do the same with washi tape- we love sticking on a few strips to decorate the envelope!

Keep washi tape and pens in your snail mail kit to have everything you need all in one place! Lily & Val Living

Then, just pop everything into your wire basket!  I also threw in postage stamps, a return address stamp and a mini calendar to keep track of special dates and birthdays for each month!

Card Organizer and Snail Mail Kit now on Lily & Val Living!

Now I can quickly pull this kit out no matter the occasion and get my mail ready to send!  It’s such an easy organization idea that keeps some of my favorite things easily accessible. I’ll take any excuse to send some pretty snail mail!

Keep all your snail mail essentials in one place by creating your own snail mail kit! via Lily & Val Living

Photos courtesy of Jenny Poe


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  • Reply Lesley Kemp October 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is a wonderful idea and I needed this. I buy cards and put them somewhere. Then I need the card and can’t find it…well, now that’s solved thanks to you.

  • Reply Leslie Camille Callaway October 3, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Love this idea! Can you tell me where you found your basket? I love this one and would like to get one like it! Thank you!

    • Reply Emily Kleinhans October 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      We found this basket on sale in the home department of Target! Hope you find it! 🙂

      • Reply Leslie Camille Callaway October 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

        Thanks so much!

  • Reply Teresa October 5, 2016 at 7:44 am

    This is so super cute, thanks for the idea!

  • Reply moji March 30, 2018 at 11:56 am

    i lovvvvve this idea! – thanks for sharin, gal ;D

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