Friday Finds | Birthday Ideas

Fun & creative birthday ideas! #birthday #birthdayideas

Growing up, my mom always made the biggest deal out of our birthdays. Every year, I knew that when I woke up in the morning and went downstairs, there would be an explosion of birthday decorations covering our house. It made me feel so incredibly special, and now that I’m a […] Read More »

Share the love – how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Share the love - how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Earlier this summer, we took a trip to the Outer Banks for our first family vacation since before Carter was born—and, as anyone who has ever taken a 12-hour road trip with a 2-year-old knows, this is a serious feat of endurance for which they really should give out awards :) […] Read More »

You can’t mail a hug—but you CAN mail a homemade card from your iPad!

Cute Grandparents Day cards from kids - made from the iPad! #creatacard #grandparentsday #cards

It seems like every week, someone around here is bringing in an adorable card that one of their even more adorable kids made on the Creatacard app. Since our team actually designs the card templates, it’s so much fun for us to see which ones they choose—not to mention how much we love […] Read More »

Friday Finds | Grandparents Day crafts

Cute & fun Grandparents Day crafts for kids! #grandparentsday #crafts

Grandparents Day is coming up on September 7, and I’ve been on the lookout for a fun and meaningful craft to do with Carter. Last year, we came up with this watercolor art craft, which we framed and gave to Grammy & Pops along with a personalized Grandparents Day card. I’m looking […] Read More »

Friday finds | back to school

Whether you’re still preparing to send your kids back to school, or they’ve already returned to the classroom, we love these simple ideas to make them feel extra-loved while at school :) If you missed our other back to school features this week, check out our free printable lunchbox notes and this cute back to school […] Read More »

Printable lunchbox notes to brighten your little one’s day!

Free printable lunchbox notes - Back to school ideas #school #lunchbox #printables

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things about lunchtime was the little handwritten notes my mom would pack in my Care Bears lunchbox—usually jotted on crinkled napkins or colorful sticky-notes. Though they were short and sweet, it was always nice to get a reminder from home of how loved […] Read More »

5 things every new mom needs – tried and true items from real-life moms

5 things every new mom needs - tried & true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

A couple months ago, I started sharing our favorite baby items to help moms-to-be as they register and make room for their little ones. We’ve seen some of our favorite baby essentials and baby gear, and now we’ve come to the last part of our series. The last two posts helped you take care of baby’s needs, but […] Read More »

Father’s day gifts he’d love to get… and you would love to give!

My dad is always snapping pictures. I mean ALWAYS snapping pictures. It’s his thing. And you can rest assured that every last one of his photos will end up in a slideshow, set to music. When his 10-year-old computer started to cause him problems, it became more and more obvious […] Read More »

Our favorite baby gear & happy things – tried and true items from real-life moms

Our favorite baby gear & happy things - tried and true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

Last month, I shared our favorite baby essentials, recommended by a few been-there, done-that moms. This month, I’ll be talking about some of the baby gear you’ll need for your new little person, and also some of our favorite, must-have items to keep baby happy. We all know how much fun it is to […] Read More »

Baby essentials you absolutely must have – tried and true items from real-life moms

Baby essentials you absolutely must have - from moms who have been there | Cardstore Blog

Oh, babies! There is nothing more exciting than becoming a parent for the first time. But once the joy of caring for this tiny little human starts to sink in, you realize that they’re going to need some stuff—actually, a BUNCH of stuff. And if you’re a first-time parent, chances […] Read More »