Awesome anniversary gifts by year (the first 10 years)

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As a newlywed (I just got married in October), I’m excited to have “official” anniversaries to share with my husband. We’ve always enjoyed celebrating special days in our relationship, but now it’s the real deal! I was aware that there were different anniversary gifts by year because my parents (who’ve been […] Read More »

10 super-easy (but totally thoughtful) last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Super-easy (but totally thoughtful) last-minute Valentine's Day gifts | Cardstore Blog

“Oh, crap! I need some last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts—stat!” Don’t worry. You’re not the first person to say those words. And there are plenty of last-minute options like flowers, cookies, or chocolates that you can have delivered right to your valentine (thank you, Internet!). But just because you’re a little […] Read More »

How to write a love letter (and still sound like yourself)

Tips for how to write a love letter (and still sound like yourself!) | Cardstore Blog

We’re welcoming back Mindy Lockard of The Gracious Girl to give us some of her tips on putting your love into writing.  A love letter is a gift, but let’s be honest – writing them isn’t always easy, right? For example, there’s the time you’ve been together to consider. What […] Read More »

Date in a Box: Fun date ideas with a DIY twist

Date in a Box: Fun date ideas with a DIY twist! | Cardstore Blog

One night, when my husband and I had first started dating, we were on our way home from the gym and decided to stop and grab something to eat. We spotted The Melting Pot, which we thought sounded awesome, and went in (yes, still in our workout clothes). It didn’t […] Read More »

6 printable love notes: get creative & surprise your valentine

6 printable love notes: get creative & surprise your valentine | Cardstore Blog

One of the things I really  want to be better at in 2014 is telling my husband how much I appreciate him. It’s something that I think about all the time, but don’t tell him as often as I should. He’s not only a great husband to me, but he’s an […] Read More »

Funny Valentine’s Day cards – a peek into the making of this year’s card line

Funny Valentine's Day cards - a peek into the making of this year's card line | Cardstore Blog

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays to design for, and this year was no different. We had a LOT of fun creating these funny Valentine’s Day cards, and got super creative with our ideas. Needless to say, we all really love the way the cards turned out, and […] Read More »

You’re engaged! Now what? Tips to help you get started with your wedding planning

You're engaged! Now what? Tips to help you get started on your wedding planning from Erika of Delphine | Cardstore Blog

Today we’re welcoming back Erika Firm, President and Creative Director of the award-winning stationery, invitation and design company, Delphine, AND our go-to wedding expert. She’s sharing some great wedding planning tips to get you started after you’re engaged; including what to focus on first, when to order your wedding stationery, […] Read More »

Love Quote FREE Desktop Wallpaper!

FREE 'Love Makes Life a Beautiful Ride' desktop and mobile wallpaper | Cardstore Blog

We’re currently putting the final touches on our Valentine’s Day 2014 card line, but just like my peek into the brush script workshop, I couldn’t wait to share! I created this free desktop wallpaper from a card that was beautifully lettered and illustrated by Melanie Hudson Gali, (yep, that’s Mike’s wife […] Read More »

A free printable lunchbox note for Sweetest Day!

A free printable lunchbox note for Sweetest Day! | Cardstore Blog

When I was in grade school, my mom would sometimes draw pictures or write notes on my lunch bag and it always made me feel special. So, with Sweetest Day just around the corner, I made this free printable lunchbox note that you can share with your kids – just […] Read More »

A peek into our love-inspired lettering workshop (& a free desktop wallpaper!)

All you need is love - A free wallpaper for your desktop or phone from the Cardstore Blog

Here at the Cardstore Creative Studio, we’re already hard at work on our Valentine’s Day card collection for 2014. To kick things off, we held a Valentine-themed brush script lettering workshop. Mike, our editor, gave us a pretty long list of love-related phrases to work with, and we also had […] Read More »