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Note Card Holder

Searching for note card holder on Google or Bing will pull up…

Index Card Holder Search Results on Google and Bing

We see:

  • Shopping ads (yes, along the top there, those images are ads!)
  • Text ads
  • Images (for people that aren’t sure what kind of note card holder they are looking for)
  • Map results (for people that want to find a store near them)
  • Organic search results dominated by:
    • Amazon
    • Target
    • Staples
    • Etsy
    • Walmart
    • Ebay

There you go. Ready to do some research and tip-toe through the minefield of ads? Well that’s what you’re going to have to do…

…or you can read this post because I’ve already done most of the research. Your call!

But I Just Want a Note Card Holder

Let’s help you quickly narrow down what KIND of note card holder you are looking for by answering a few questions.

  1. Do you want to buy a note card holder at a local store or online?
  2. Do you know what kind of note card holder you are looking for?
  3. Do you know what material?
  4. How many note cards does it need to hold (capacity)?
  5. Is it for storage or frequent use?
  6. How often do you need to carry it?
  7. Is the color or design important?
  8. How often will you need to access the note card information?

A lot of people don’t overthink the purchase of a note card holder; they just go to one of the major retailers (Walmart, Target, Amazon), buy it, and be done. In the grand scheme of life, it’s a relatively insignificant purchase.

But, it can also be one of the best purchases you’ve ever made!

Who Sells Note Card Holders

Let’s start with retailers. Who sells note card holders? Click any one of the links below and it will search for note card holders on the retailers for you:

What Kind of Note Card Holders Are There

There are actually quite a few types of note card holders. We’ve written a pretty thorough review of them on our index card holder post so check the links below for the types of note card holders that interest you.

  1. Cardboard box (yes, we’re serious)
  2. Wall-hanging plastic sleeve
  3. Plastic carrying case
  4. Plastic accordion case
  5. Plastic File box
  6. Plastic bins
  7. Mini binder
  8. Metal rings
  9. Specialty binder
  10. Clear acrylic box
  11. Wooden box
  12. Spiral bound
  13. Metal card file drawer
  14. Metal card file box
  15. Board card file drawer

What Material Is Common For Note Card Holders

Index card holders are manufactured with the most common types of material below. We too were surprised to learn about these different types after we did the research.

  • Metal
    • tin
    • brass
  • Leather
    • real leather (no no!)
    • faux leather (good)
  • Wood
    • bamboo
    • walnut
    • acacia
  • Plastic
    • polypropylene (PP)
    • Vinyl
      • PVC
    • acrylic (rigid)

Who cares about material? If you are looking for something metal, you’re probably looking for something that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for something wood, you probably want something nice and presentable. Something leather will be for carrying most-likely.

The most common material type for note card holders is plastic – plastic boxes, plastic cases, and plastic sleeves.

Note Card Holder Capacity

I’ll list out the different types of products based on their capacity to hold various amounts of note cards:

1 – 50 note cards

50 – 100 note cards

100 – 300 note cards

300 – 1,500 note cards

Storage or Frequent Use

You really need to think about this question carefully because not thinking about it now can cause buyers-remorse and regret later.

“I wish I would have bought that note card holder instead!”

Here’s how to answer this. It will only take two seconds.

If you plan on keeping your index cards tucked away and don’t need them on a regular basis, you might consider buying an index card box or drawer that will last you a long time.

On the other hand, if you need to access the information on your index cards daily or weekly, you should think about how much of a pain it will be if they are stored in a box that you have to sort through each time.

College students are a good example here. They often carry index card carrying cases in their bag from class to class. They choose cases instead of boxes because cases or accordion-style cases are easy to carry and practical in a school environment.

Lugging A Note Card Holder Around

You don’t want to be in this situation where you’re carrying around a massive, heavy index card box from class-to-class. Just take a second to consider how frequently you will be carrying this thing around.

If frequently, buy a smaller note card holder, else, the size is less important.

My Note Card Holder Has GOT TO HAVE Style

A more niche group of people look for specific colors or patterns of note card holders. Here are a few examples.

A reinforced board card file box from Oxford:

Oxford Board Note Card Box With Pattern Design

Various carrying cases in neon colors of clear, blue, red, pink, black:

Plastic Poly Index Card Holder Carrying Case

Here are accordion-style file folders:

Plastic Accordion Index Card File Folders on Amazon

I would say that if you have a specific color or style you are looking for, you won’t be able to find a ton of alternative products to compare; it will be like 1 – 3 products max.

Pink and clear are the two primary “colors” people look for.

I Use Note Cards All The Time

If you need to quickly and easily find the information stored on the note cards regularly, why buy a note card holder that makes this process tedious and time-consuming?

If you need the holder for storage, then by all means buy an index card box or drawer.

However, if you want a smarter way of accessing the information on your note cards, check out our ProSimpli 3×5-inch note card holder.

ProSimpli 3x5 Index Card Holder Sleeve

It’s an index card holder sleeve that holds up to 20 3×5-inch note cards and hangs on your wall with just two push pins.

Our customers use it for the following uses:

  • studying
  • recipe cards
  • vision boards
  • project management
  • kanban (who owns what)
  • task management
  • dinner ideas
  • coupons
  • grocery lists

and much more!


Your turn! What kind of note card holder are you looking for? Did anything in this post help you decide or find the right one?

Leave us a comment below right now and let us know!


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