Hello, October 2014 {a free desktop calendar download}

Celebrate October with this free desktop and phone wallpaper!

Today, we’re happy to share the second installment of our Desktop Beautification Project. October means fall is officially here, and it also brings a staff favorite holiday: Halloween! I hope this desktop and phone wallpaper help to get you in the fall and Halloween spirit. But if you’re not quite […] Read More »

Hello, September 2014 {a free desktop calendar download}

Celebrate September with this free desktop and phone wallpaper! #desktopwallpaper #desktopdownload #september #calendar #desktop

We love helping you creatively celebrate each season, so we’re kicking off our Desktop Beautification Project! At the beginning of each month, starting today, we’ll share a new, free desktop wallpaper for you to download. We’ve got a calendar version for your desktop, and a non-calendar version for your phone. This […] Read More »

Back to School {friday finds}

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 »

A stress-free party planning checklist (and a free printable!)

Download a free printable party planning checklist!

  PHEW! Carter’s 3rd birthday party was last weekend, and WOW is there a lot of stuff to remember when you’re planning a party! I wasn’t big on hosting parties before Carter was born, so I’m pretty new to this. But even so, being my 3rd time around on this kid’s-birthday-party thing, […] Read More »

More Summer BBQ Fun! Free Printable Burger Recipes

Point people toward burger bliss with these free, printable recipe cards! #burgers #recipes

Last week, we did a delicious post on spicing up your summer BBQ with a gourmet burger bar. We got pretty creative with some of the toppings we included, so we made these free printable recipe cards to offer suggestions on what to do with them. Print them out and […] Read More »

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book | Cardstore Blog

Recently, our product development manager, Becca, told us a story about her 4-year-old son, and what he had to say about what Daddy does for work. His answer? Drink coffee. That’s it. Nothing else! (Nice sounding job, huh?) Kids always seem to have the best answers for everything, and with Father’s Day coming […] Read More »

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day!

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day! | Cardstore Blog

Last month I worked on a design for this princess party invitation, and that got me thinking about other things I could create for a princess-themed party. Whenever I think of princess parties, I think of the color pink. But more importantly, I think of tiaras—because you can’t have a princess […] Read More »

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables | Cardstore Blog

After Elizabeth provided her tips for planning a party like a pro, I really wanted to do a little more to help make your own party look and feel really special. So, if you’re planning on having a pirate-themed kids party, you’re in luck! I figured the best way to help […] Read More »

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special | Cardstore Blog

It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays—they’re like little, personal holidays for celebrating all our favorite people! But sometimes—maybe it’s someone’s birthday that you’re really close to, or even someone that’s just been great to you in the past year—those celebrations call for something EXTRA special. Here are some […] Read More »