Index Card Case Transforms to Unique Address Case

These days it seems like everything revolves around technology.

People communicate through email and text messages, photos are stored in online albums and bills are sent electronically. While there is an upside to having everything stored electronically, there are still several instances when having a hard copy of information can be valuable.

Take cell phones, for example. We use them to store a variety of things, including all of our contacts’ information. Cell phones are not indestructible and occasionally can break, causing all the information to be lost. One way to avoid the panic of losing your address book is to maintain one that is not electronic.

Traditional address books are primarily interested in recording work and home numbers in addition to your contacts’ home address. What if you created your own customized address book that was able to store much more information?

Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your very own, inexpensive address “book” by using C-Line’s Index Card Case, along with 4 x 6 index cards.

C-Line's Index Card CaseOnce labeled, the divider tabs make it easy to locate a contact by alphabetically searching for it.
  1. The durable polypropylene Index Card Case will be used to store all of our contact cards. Take out the clear dividers, and apply the white, self-adhesive labels to the tab.
  2. Label the tabs in alphabetical order to make it easy to find the contact card. Since there are only five dividers, there will be multiple letters included in each section. This is how I split up the alphabet for each label: A – F, G – K, L – P, Q – U and V –Z.
  3. Since numerous contact cards are being stored in one section, I used colored index cards to help me sort the information within each section. Assign a colored card to one letter per section. For example, orange index cards would be used for contacts whose last name begins with A, G, L, Q and V. This will help to subdivide each section.
  4. Each index card will represent one contact. Be creative with the type of information you include on the card. Add all contact information, birthdays, favorite stores and even a picture to make your address book more personal. Having a photo of the person on the card can help young children find a contact without necessarily having to be able to read.
  5. The Content Card fits in a small poly pocket located at the front of the case. Be sure to fill this out by labeling what type of information is being stored in the Index Card Case.

And that’s all there is to it!

The address book may seem like a lot of work at first, but maintaining it does not take much time. The durable material protects the contact cards, but also keeps them secure if they travel with you. The biggest benefit is that the address case has the ability to be accessed even if your phone is dead or damaged.

What are your thoughts on creating a customized address case? Share with us how you have used the Index Card Case.

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