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    Iíd like to be able to do all my birthday cards once a year.

    There are services where you can buy cards, have them sent to you so you can write in them, and then you send them yourself when itís the right time. And there are services where they will handwrite in them and send them for you at the right time. But I really want the handwriting to be mine but still have them sent out at the right time by somebody else. (Oróat leastóit would be cool!) Does anyone know a service that will do this in the UK?

    I know this is a classic example of when you would use a tickler file but I donít have enough need for a tickler file and thatís an all-or-nothing system.

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    Outsourcing everything?

    Originally posted by olliesaunders View Post
    And there are services where they will handwrite in them and send them for you at the right time.
    Are there services where they will attend family meetings, go shopping with girlfriends/wives or...

    But seriously - what is the point of sending a card if you don't care to remember?

    Isn't a handwritten card meant to be a proof that you care?

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    • #3
      what if the person dies?

      Originally posted by olliesaunders View Post
      I’d like to be able to do all my birthday cards once a year.

      There are services where you can buy cards, have them sent to you so you can write in them, and then you send them yourself when it’s the right time. And there are services where they will handwrite in them and send them for you at the right time. But I really want the handwriting to be mine but still have them sent out at the right time by somebody else. (Or—at least—it would be cool!) Does anyone know a service that will do this in the UK?
      What do you do if the person dies between the time you submit your cards and his/her birthday? Comes the birthday and in the mail arrives this fancy hand written card with your hand writing on it...


      Originally posted by olliesaunders View Post
      I don’t have enough need for a tickler file and that’s an all-or-nothing system.
      Not true, you can make the tickler as simple or as complex as you want... buy a stack of birthday cards, put a reminder for each birthday in your calendar one week before the actual date.

      My tickler is just one file for each month, I don't do the daily tickler files.

      Myriam

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      • #4
        What if the person dies? Wow. Nice one.

        Iím all about handling edge cases but thatís not one I had thought of. As silly as it seems, however, it does present an interesting problem.

        Not true, you can make the tickler as simple or as complex as you want... buy a stack of birthday cards, put a reminder for each birthday in your calendar one week before the actual date.

        My tickler is just one file for each month, I don't do the daily tickler files.
        Yeah thatís what I was going to do in the case of the negative for my request. But thatís not a tickler really; thatís a calendar. A tickler is a set of dated wallets for physical things that you look at everyday.

        Anyway this whole thing was really just an exercise in how far I could push GTD efficiency. While still doing the same thing (me writing the cards myself). Perhaps Iím hitting the limits. Good to know where the limits are though.

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        • #5
          What about getting a stack of "Belated" birthday cards and just send them all at the end of the year.

          Michael

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          • #6
            Haha, I like this guy.

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            • #7
              I know: calendar vs tickler

              Originally posted by olliesaunders View Post
              What if the person dies? Wow. Nice one.

              I must have a weird side, but that was the very first thing I thought of when I read about your idea...


              Originally posted by olliesaunders View Post
              But thatís not a tickler really; thatís a calendar. A tickler is a set of dated wallets for physical things that you look at everyday.
              I know it was probably a bit mixed up they way I wrote it: the solution I gave for the birthday cards was a calendar solution, but the first phrase did refer to tickler. As I mentioned after that, my tickler (which is a real tickler with physical folders) is just the one folder for each month, and not the daily tickler folders. I have around 5 items in each folder, so no use in making the daily ones. Of course the tickler can also be a solution, that way you allready divide the stack of cards at the beginning of the year over the different folders...

              greetings,
              Myriam

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              • #8
                Ah sorry I didnít read the second bit for some reason.

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