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 »

4 of our favorite Christmas crafts for kids

Now that I’ve got a little one of my own, I’ve been scouring the internet to find some fun, super-simple Christmas crafts for kids. I definitely want to do something crafty with my little peanut to get her sensory skills developing. I found some great Christmas crafts for kids that […] Read More »

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! You may […] 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 »