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Archive for December, 2011

Add Some Glitter to your Holiday Thank You Cards

Invoke the glitter and excitement of New Years Eve with your holiday thank you card this year. Featuring starry bursts of metallic silver and gold, this Christmas thank you card is sure to conjure up all of the exciting celebrations of 2011.

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Cardstore.com Metallic Star Thanks Christmas Thank You Card

Sephora with OPI Nail Colour

Paul & Joe Metallic Gold Dress

Martha Stewart Countdown Champagne

Hello Naomi Cake

Enzo Angiolini Shoes

Merry Christmas from Cardstore!

We hope your celebrating the holidays with everyone you love this Christmas! May your day be peaceful and full of joy.

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Everyone at Cardstore.com wishes you a very merry Christmas!

Inspiration Board: Bright New Years Eve

While I definitely enjoy all that sparkles on New Years Eve, why not go a different–though equally festive–route this year by throwing a bright and colorful New Years Eve bash? Add bright bursts of color to your food, decor, and outfit and end the night watching colorful, exploding fireworks.

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Cardstore.com Recycled Resolutions New Years Card

Kate Spade Belina Dress

O Chickadee Sparkle Garland

Le Petit Blog Lou-Lous Bright Clock Image

Martha Stewart Festive Champagne

Take Two: Colorful Zig Zag Pattern

A colorful zig zag pattern pops against a neutral background in this cheerful Christmas thank you card. A similar technique is employed by these easy DIY zig zag streamers from Oh Happy Day! Both ideas are a great way to add a burst of brightness to your New Years.

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Cardstore.com Thank You Zig Zag Christmas Thank You Card

Embellish Your Christmas Cards

Make your Christmas cards 3D by adding some fun and festive embellishments. Not only will they add a personal, artistic touch to your holiday design, but they are also sure to make your Christmas cards really stand out! Here’s some ideas and pictures to get your imagination going:

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Add Ribbon: Affix a brightly-colored bow to your card to tie it up like a Christmas present.

Stickers: Buy stickers to match your card and add them as accents to its desgin.

Beads: Either glue tiny pearl or or multi-colored beads to the design or tie them with ribbon to add a luxe feel to your holiday card.

Cotton Balls: Try cotton balls to add a tactile sensation to Santa’s coat or Rudolph’s nose.

Get Creative: Add glitter glue to create your own sparkly touch. Draw a small figure peaking out from a house. Add a collage or photo. But, just remember, what seemed fun and festive for the first few cards might become tiring when it comes to the fiftieth! Keep it simple and stick to the supplies that add the most holiday spirit for your effort!

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Order your Christmas cards by the end of today at 11:59 EST to get crafting and ensure they arrive in time for Christmas!

Cards Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right:

Cardstore.com Feliz Navidad Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Christmas City Scape Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Merry Xmas Wishes Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Santa Belt Button Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Season’s Greetings Christmas Card

Take Two: Snowman Family

If you have some free time this weekend, why not create a whole family of snowmen–one for each member of your family–just like this holiday card? Have everyone make someone besides themselves and be sure to add lots of identifying accessories!

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Cardstore.com Snowman Family Christmas Card

Photo from Flickr

Order Your Christmas Cards by 12/15!

If you’ve been putting off making your Christmas cards, make sure to get them done by the December 15th to ensure that they arrive in loved ones’ mailboxes in time for Christmas! Plus, if you shop now, you’ll get 50% off site wide. Happy shopping and happy holidays!

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1 to 1 Cards: Christmas Cards Person to Person

While receiving a card in the mail is always a fun surprise, there’s something unique about a card that is handed from one person to another. Here are some benefits of the 1 to 1 card.

Attaching a Card to a Present: Although gift tags have gotten more and more elaborate, attaching a Christmas card to a holiday gifts allows you some more room to express your holiday wishes. If your gift is particularly nostalgic or sentimental, you can explain its significance in a Christmas card. 1 to 1 cards are perfect for family  heirlooms or pass downs. Even if your gift isn’t a present from yesteryear, a 1 to 1 card can be the ideal place to explain just why your gift is so suited to its recipient. Friends and family will love seeing how much thought you put into your holiday presents.

Adding Your Own Personal Touch: If you enjoy crafting or art projects, 1 to 1 cards allow you to add your own special touch to your holiday card. Add funny captions, artistic cartoons, or even some glitter to make your holiday card really sparkle. Loved ones are sure to cherish a card forever if you pair homemade touches, like drawings or embellishments, with the best parts  of Cardstore cards—personal photos and great design. You can even add your own fun memorabilia inside the card—tickets to a movie or concert the two of you went to long ago, a strip of photo booth pictures from long  ago—or a gift card or certificate.

Seeing the Reaction: One of the best parts of gift giving is seeing the expression on your friend’s face as they open their present. More often than not though, loved ones appreciate the sentiment and kind words more than the gift itself. My favorite part of giving a card to a friend or family member is watching as they read what I’ve written. If watching as a loved one reads your card doesn’t have you feeling warm and fuzzy this holiday season, I don’t know what will!

Check out Cardstore’s collection of Christmas cards now, and get writing your 1 to 1 holiday cards!

Taylor Swift Christmas Cards

When I saw our line of Taylor Swift cards, I couldn’t believe it! Her Christmas cards are everything you would expect from Taylor Swift–they’re filled with messages of love, bright images, and sweet details, and they’re well-suited to everyone from the biggest Taylor Swift fan to someone who just enjoys an adorable holiday card. I can almost picture Taylor singing some of the messages on the cards! The Taylor Swift Christmas cards offer just the right amount of cute details to convey your warm holiday wishes with a smile. Check out a few of my favorites below, and be sure to take a look at all of the Taylor Swift cards here.

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From Top to Bottom:

Cardstore.com Beauty of the Season Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Glittering Sparkling Christmas Christmas Card

Cardstore.com Tis the Season for Love Christmas Card

Take Two Tuesday: Red Christmas Cardinal

Now that we’ve decorated for Christmas, there are pops of festive red color all over my house. I love the bright bursts of red cropping up in nature here, too. Both the red cardinal and the cheerful holly berries add such a sweet holiday touch. Why not add a natural and festive element to your holiday cards with this Cardinal Holly Branch Christmas Card?

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Cardstore.com Cardinal Holly Branch Christmas Card

Cardinal Photo pictured at His Eye on the Sparrow