DIY card wreath – an easy & festive Christmas card holder

A simple DIY card wreath to display your holiday cards!

It’s officially the holidays, and I’m willing to bet your first few rounds of Christmas cards and family newsletters have already begun to pile up. Luckily, we have an easy Christmas card holder DIY for you, so each and every friend and family member will have their spot to shine! Read More »

Thanksgiving Crafts {friday finds}

Thanksgiving is almost here! Check out these Thanksgiving crafts, including crafts for kids, place settings, and treats.

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! Besides making me wonder where the rest of the year has gone, this time of year always reminds me about the people and things I’m grateful for. With that in mind, I thought it might be fitting to share some thoughtful Thanksgiving crafts. Whether […] Read More »

How to make a DIY advent calendar with your Instagram photos

Use your Instagram pics from the year to make a DIY advent calendar for Christmas!

When I was little, my favorite Christmas tradition was making paper chains with my dad. Ripping off a link every night before bed was so very exciting to 5-year-old me. Now that my son is old enough to understand the anticipation of season, I’m excited to start our own tradition […] Read More »

A Thanksgiving color palette {color mixer}

A warm and festive Thanksgiving color palette! #thanksgiving #color

I’m always looking to infuse our house with warmth and festivity at this time of the year, and I just love this mason jar centerpiece craft that Emily found. The bright oranges and yellows are the perfect inspiration for a Thanksgiving color palette. Photo courtesy of Homedit Read More »

Making a card? 35 instantly usable Christmas card messages

Wondering what to write on the inside of your Christmas card? Here are 35 Christmas card messages, to go with any design.

Last year, I did a post on what to write in a Christmas card. While that one was geared toward longer, more personal messages, I totally get that sometimes (especially if you’re sending out photo cards), you just need something nice and quick to add that last personal touch. If that’s […] Read More »

How to take your own family photo at home

How to take your own family photo, with tips on choosing a location and using a self-timer.

Every fall, my mother-in-law gets everyone together to take a family photo for her Christmas card. With each passing year, we’ve gotten a little better (and a little more creative) at using a timer and a tripod to get everyone in our growing family looking and smiling. I have to say, as long […] Read More »

How to choose the best holiday card for your photo

The world is full of awesome holiday cards. Here are some tips for finding the perfect holiday card that's just right for your photos!

So, you’ve gone through your photos and picked out what you want to use for your Christmas card. Yay! Now, it’s time to find just the right card. Finding the perfect holiday card might seem overwhelming because there are so many options out there, but I’m here to help make […] Read More »

Meet our 2014 holiday design collections – the merriest cards of the year!

6 holiday design collections to go with traditions both old and new!

This year, we’re happy to introduce six exclusive Holiday Design Collections, as part of our 2014 holiday card line. Each collection has been curated to highlight a unique tone to go with traditions both old and new. Have a look below! Rustic Charm Our Rustic Charm collection is the perfect […] Read More »

Fun & bright Halloween colors {color mixer}

A bright & fun color palette for Halloween #color #halloween #inspiration #gold

A few weeks ago, Emily posted an awesome Halloween party color palette that unexpectedly used pink instead of purple—such a fun departure from the normal, traditional Halloween colors. It inspired me to see what other unexpected color palettes were out there for Halloween, and I came across this one that uses […] Read More »

Halloween Ideas {friday finds}

friday finds | halloween | Cardstore Blog

Halloween is so close I can almost taste the candy! If only it were still acceptable for me to go trick or treating ;) After having our first baby just three months ago, I’ve been pretty short on time, so I’ve been searching for quick and easy Halloween ideas. If […] Read More »