‘Tis the season for giving! Fun holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Does anyone else feel a slight twinge of panic that December is knocking at the door? (Deep breathe and count to 5…) Okay, now that we’ve established that the holidays are just about here (breathe), I can start to frantically make my lists—complete with a bazillion things to get ready, people to visit, and […] Read More »

8 simple random acts of kindness you can do for the holidays

Egads! Hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us (and even harder to believe I just used the term “egads”). Anyway, the holidays tend to be a time for planning and shopping and cooking and shopping and cleaning and shopping … in no particular order. The next thing you know, you’re tired, stressed […] Read More »

Save those outtakes! Perfectly imperfect Christmas photo card ideas

Picture perfect? Yeah, right. Save those outtakes, because sometimes, the best Christmas photo card ideas are the perfectly imperfect ones.

Say cheese! It’s holiday card time! Time for the perfect outfits, hair, and the best behavior from your kids, right? Ha! Just kidding. Earlier this year, I had Jess (who also happens to be an amazing photographer) come to my house for a photo shoot of my family. Of course, I […] Read More »

Introducing our 2015 holiday design collections!

Meet our 2015 holiday design collections — whatever "holiday joy" looks like to you, we hope you'll find just the right card to help you spread some this year!

For the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on this year’s collection of holiday cards, and we’re finally finished! In addition to all the other great new holiday cards you’ll find on Cardstore this year, we’re especially proud to introduce our 2015 holiday design collections. Each one highlights […] Read More »

Painted pumpkin place cards for your Halloween dinner party!

I love setting a pretty table for holidays – it acts as a large-scale decoration and you have endless options for how to arrange it. When I was a child, my sisters and I loved to make little place cards (mostly so we could strategically seat ourselves next to the […] Read More »

5 items or less – easy Halloween costume ideas for kids

Pumpkins, apple cider, and spiders – oh,my! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, but the planning of events and costumes starts to happen in July,because if your kids are like mine, they change their minds A LOT. We usually start out with being a princess, then a llama, […] Read More »

Easy pumpkin vases for fall! DIY pumpkin decorating

Get ready for fall with a super cute pumpkin vase - a fun and easy, kid-friendly pumpkin decorating project!

With fall coming on strong (at least in my mind – it’s still topping 100 degrees here in Phoenix), the itch to do some fall crafts is definitely getting to me. But I’ve learned that if I’m doing a craft, my little girls are desperate to be involved too. These […] Read More »

My brother – one of the best fathers I know

It’s mid-May, and I’m scrolling through Pinterest Father’s Day ideas that my two and a half-year-old can create for my husband. I’m also seeing some great ideas for my own dad, when my thoughts immediately turn to my nephew, Teagan, and my brother, Denny. When Father’s Day rolls around each […] Read More »

17 Father’s Day gift ideas for any dad you can think of!

It’s that time of year again—time to celebrate all the very special dads in your life :) Of course, with this comes hours of trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone who already has everything (or says he wants nothing) but deserves all the love in the world. OK, all the […] Read More »

DIY chalkboard mug – a quick and easy Father’s Day craft

I don’t know what it is, but I find my husband SUPER difficult to shop for. Combine that with the fact that his birthday is in May, and by the time Father’s Day rolls around, I’m fresh out of ideas. Fortunately, now that we have children, I know that anything […] Read More »