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A Valentine’s Day card addressed to a Margaret Davey arrived at Duke University earlier this month, but get this…it was postmarked February 12, 1934! It was later discovered that Davey graduated from Duke’s School of Nursing in 1935. The card was signed by Davey’s six year old niece (who was actually Davey’s sister, the niece’s mother).  Unfortunately, Davey passed away earlier this year and was never able to receive the card, but Duke’s Director of Postal Operations was able to get in touch with the niece.

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Lost Valentine’s postmarked 1934

I was really fascinated by this story and also found it interesting that the card featured a giraffe–the newest trend for kid’s stationery. As of recent, these loveable long-necked creatures have been taking over kids’ stationery and they’re winning us over at Cardstore, too! Check out here to see how these animals have stampeded all over the front of our new stationery. (And to find out more about the lost Valentine, click here.)

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Giraffe thank you card. ‘It’s my party’ Invitation Card.

New Baptism and First Communion Cards

We are proud to announce our brand new collection of Baptism, Christening and Communion greeting cards from Milo Paper. Since Baptism and First Communion are sacred events, we know it is important that your invitations express the same sentiments. Milo Paper has a wonderful selection of patterns and themes that allow you to customize your invitations in a way that is special to you. Then, once the invitations are sent out, you can start deciding on the perfect gift for the celebration. Here is a guide to help you find the cutest, most memorable gifts for a baby’s Christening, a baptism, or a First Communion ceremony.

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Take Two Tuesday: First day of Spring!

take two chicks; Take Two Tuesday: First day of Spring!In honor of the first day of spring (March 20th) we’re celebrating with a Spring Chicken Take 2 Tuesday. On the left, a talented Flickr photographer documents a chick who’s only 30 minutes old! One of our most popular Easter Greetings is on the right, designed by Beth Mueller of Great Arrow Graphics.

Take 2 Tuesday: The Luck of the Irish!

take two st patricks day; Take 2 Tuesday: The Luck of the Irish!Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a silly bulldog greeting card, featuring the famous Zelda. Her saxophone-playing cohort was photographed at San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade last year. Artist Giveaways


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Two Trick Pony is giving two lucky winners one dozen “green-inpired” greeting cards each. All their cards are screened printed by hand on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and packaged in biodegradable sleeves. To enter, sign up to receive the Two Trick Pony newsletter.


INK+WIT is giving away a Pommebirds letterpress print. All you have to do is leave a quote about birds or tranquility and you will be entered to win.


Feeling lucky?

These St. Patrick’s Day recipes and activities are sure to give you just the luck you need–so throw on your green, grab the kids, and indulge!

Make Shamrock Boutonnieres. Legend says that St. Patrick, a fifth-century Christian missionary, used a three-leaf clover to explain the Trinity and the shamrock later became the Irish national emblem. Make your very own paper craft shamrock here.

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Bake Shamrock Cupcakes. What’s a better way to ensure that you have a lucky day than with sweets?

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Cook Corned Beef with Vegetables. Corned beef and cabbage with turnips, carrots, and boiled potatoes is a traditional Irish meal. It is especially good with freshly baked Irish soda bread.

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Grow your own Shamrocks. Yes, it’s fun to make Shamrock art projects–but it’s even better to grow the real thing.

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Celebrate at a parade. Find the nearest St. Patrick’s Day event for you and your family.


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Post inspired by Martha Stewart’s St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Take Two Tuesday: The Search is On!

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Mark your calendars! Easter is Sunday, April 4th and what better way to celebrate than with an Easter Brunch celebration, equipped with deviled eggs, and egg hunt, and of course a stylish invitation. Personalize this Easter Brunch Invitation with your event details, then we’ll mail them directly to your guests.

March Happenings

With March comes Spring flowers, sunshine, and wonderful festivities! So that you won’t miss a beat, I’ve compiled a list of a few events that are going on across the country. Check them out if you’re in the area and don’t forget to bring the kiddies because all of these events are children-friendly.  

Phoenix, Arizona: Breakfast with the Butterflies – March 6

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Parents and children celebrate the start of spring and the opening of the Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Appropriate for children ages 3-10. Includes catered breakfast, children’s entertainment and activities, and admission to Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Click here for more information.

Los Angeles, California: REDCAT’s International Children’s Film Festival – now until Mar 7

Five days feature more than a dozen programs that bring wondrous animation, exhilarating live action, rarely shown classics, and highlights from Cinemagic, Belfast. The festival also includes a very special Nickelodeon Family Fun Day. Click here for more information.

Atlanta, Georgia: Diana–A Celebration – now until June 13

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Award-winning exhibition that commemorates the life of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable figures. Diana Princess of Wales. Click here for more information.

Miami, Florida: Rainforest Adventure – now until May 19

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Rainforest Adventure is a fully interactive maze environment where visitors explore one of the least known habitats on earth. Click here for more information.

St. Louis, Missouri: Cutting Edge: An exhibition of paper craft – now until July 18

An exhibition of the most cutting edge paper art. Click here for more information.

New Orleans, Louisiana: Saints and Spirits Art of Haiti – now until June 6

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An intense identification that befits the close geographical, historical, and cultural ties between Haiti and South Louisiana. Click here for more information.

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