7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays—they’re like little, personal holidays for celebrating all our favorite people! But sometimes—maybe it’s someone’s birthday that you’re really close to, or even someone that’s just been great to you in the past year—those celebrations call for something EXTRA special. Here are some […] Read More »

Celebrating Black History Month (with a free printable quote!)

Happy Black History Month, everyone! I love history. Like REALLY love it. It’s entirely too easy for me to stay up past my bedtime, caught in a documentary or book. I’m currently knee-deep in The Warmth of Other Suns, about the Great Migration, and I think it’s always great to learn more about […] 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 »

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 »

10 super-creative DIY advent calendars (one even includes pinatas!)

10 super-creative DIY advent calendars (one even includes pinatas!) | Cardstore Blog

The holiday season is approaching at the speed of light, and it seems every year I find a really cute Christmas advent calendar that makes me want to get my craft on. The only problem is, I always think about it after it’s too late and we’re halfway into the […] Read More »

Preparing for the holidays – tips from The Gracious Girl

Preparing for the holidays - tips from The Gracious Girl | Cardstore Blog

We’re thrilled to have etiquette expert Mindy Lockard, the writer behind The Gracious Girl, joining us today to give us some tips on preparing for the holidays! Welcome, Mindy! We’re so happy you’re here. Tell us a little about yourself—how did you become The Gracious Girl? One of the number […] Read More »

4 thoughtful ways to thank a veteran on Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran's Day - 4 thoughtful ways to thank a veteran | Carstore Blog

Veteran’s Day (which is coming up on Monday) is a day to show our appreciation for the dedicated men and women who’ve served our country in its greatest times of need. We talked to some of the veterans that we’re closest to, and they gave us a few great ideas […] Read More »

8 Thanksgiving traditions to bring out the thankfulness in your family

8 Thanksgiving traditions to bring out the thankfulness in your family | Cardstore Blog

Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks, and I’m starting to feel stressed about all the preparation I still have to do. There’s so much to think about between the dinner, dessert, decorations, table settings, and just making sure there’s enough room for everyone! With such a long […] Read More »