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 »

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 »

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 »

4 tips for easy & thoughtful Christmas thank you cards

4 tips for easy and thoughtful Christmas thank you cards | Cardstore Blog

I confess: I’m SO happy that the holidays are over. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the holidays. I love how excited Carter gets when we talk about Santa, I love spending time with our families, and I love focusing on all the wonderful things we have to be […] Read More »

The Ultimate Christmas Playlist – 30 songs for making merry

The ultimate Christmas playlist - 30 songs for making merry

One of our very favorite things about Christmas is the music. It helps make even the most mundane task instantly feel festive. So, if you’re planning a holiday party, or you just want some tunes to get you in the spirit while you’re wrapping presents, we’ve got you covered with […] Read More »

Gingerbread Christmas cookies… with a cheesecake surprise!

Gingerbread Christmas cookies... with a cheesecake surprise! | Cardstore Blog

These gingerbread Christmas cookies are sure to impress at any holiday party. They require a little love, but they are well worth the effort. Their festive look and flavors make them the perfect holiday treat, and the cheesecake filling adds a tasty surprise! Prep Time: 40 minutes  |  Ready In: […] Read More »