Let it snow! A kid-friendly DIY winter craft

One delightful thing about snowflakes is that, by their very nature, no two ever look alike. To me, that uniqueness and variation makes this the perfect kid-friendly winter craft! What you’ll need: Popsicle sticks (You can find them sold as “craft sticks” at your local craft store.) Paint (It helps […] Read More »

‘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 »

7 gift wrapping ideas for the holidays

It seems like each year the holidays sneak up on me quicker and quicker, and this year may have been the sneakiest yet! Even though I tend to finish up my holiday shopping late, I still love wrapping my presents with a little extra love—whether that means special gift tags, making […] Read More »

Fun (and easy!) Christmas traditions for kids

To a lot of people, Christmas means traditions—but not all of them have to be a big deal. Some of the best ones are the little ones we start with our kids, that, eventually, they can pass on to kids of their own. Here are some fun Christmas traditions for […] Read More »

DIY gift tags – get creative with your gift wrapping

Add some fun to your Christmas presents with these DIY gift tags!

In my family, the gift wrap has always been half the fun of Christmas. Over the years, “It’s almost too pretty to open!” has become a reoccurring statement. (Almost being the keyword, of course.) Incorporating fun colors and details is a great way to add to the anticipation of unwrapping presents and emphasize just […] Read More »

Homemade Christmas gifts for just about anyone {friday finds}

Looking for homemade Christmas gifts to give to all the people in your life? Here's a collection for everyone on your list!

There’s something about putting a little love and time into making homemade Christmas gifts for friends and family. I love taking the time to make something unique for the people in my life, so I collected these amazing homemade gift ideas that you could give to just about anyone—even your […] Read More »