10 Things You Can Do With Coil Bound Index Cards
1. Make a list of gifts from God. This is inspired by Ann Voskamp's book 1000 Gifts. She has promised to drop by at some point and visit with us here and I can't wait for it. If you don't have the book yet, really, don't wait to get it. In reading it myself, I wanted to start a gift list but I didn't want to do it in my current journal and I didn't want to start a separate journal. Then I had the idea to get a set of coil-bound index cards to jot down my list of 1000 gifts. I have loved the size and portability of this and I know it was an idea straight from God because I have never used these before! However now that I have discovered them, I have a whole bunch of ideas for how to use them...
2. Record and save the verses you've memorized. Having them all in one place makes it easier to flip back through and review them so you don't forget them.
3. Record and save favorite verses. You may not have them memorized-- they may just be verses that have stood out to you at different times, for different reasons.
4. Record and save quotes you love-- little lines that encourage and inspire you, something you can flip through for a dose of inspiration when you need it. This could be quotes about your Christian walk, your motherhood, your marriage, your writing... whatever strikes your fancy!
5. Jot down writing ideas as they occur to you, then you have them all in one place and won't lose them.
6. Jot down recipes in them and keep the cards in your kitchen for quick reference.
7. Let it serve as a handy, not so serious journal-- a place where you can jot down quick observations without writing a ton. If journaling overwhelms you, perhaps this bite-sized version will be less cumbersome to get you started. Again, it's also small and portable so you can throw it in a bag or purse easily.
8. Jot down the funny things your kids say that you always mean to remember.
9. Make a chore chart and put a different household task on each card. Flip through and assign chores to your kids-- and yourself-- using the cards.
10. Jot down ideas for whatever your hobby or passion is. This could be speaking topics, blog post ideas, scenes for a novel, names for characters, stories you remember that would make good illustrations, images you want to preserve for painting or drawing or photography, scrapbooking pages you want to create, etc.
I bought my index cards at Walgreens for $2.50. Mine are colorful and the coil is plastic and not wire, which I love. Pick yourself up some this week and then see what you can do with them. The sky's the limit!
Have some other suggestions I missed? Please feel free to add to the list!