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A Male Point-of-View on Mom

Women tend to always have a lot to talk to their moms about – from trivial to series, and everything in-between. Women can be great at expressing their feelings for their mothers and how much they mean to them, so Mother’s Day is usually smooth sailing, and finding the perfect card for the occasion can be easy. Men on the other hand sometimes have trouble letting Mom know just how much they mean, but if there’s any day to get it across it’s Mother’s Day. We thought we’d ask a guy (and fellow card expert) just how he goes about choosing the perfect Mother’s Day Card for his mom…

Tell us a bit about your mom

My mom is a generous, loving soul who raised 9 kids and made an estimated 48,600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That’s 300 per year, per child for 18 years. When she tried to estimate the number of cloth diapers she changed, washed, folded and put away, she smiled and said “a lot.” She’s heard from angry neighbors, teachers and cops about her little darlings, and had our backs around every corner. She’s little — about 5’2” — but when we were kids she could swear like a longshoreman.

So how do you choose the perfect card to give your mom on Mother’s Day?

There’s a saying in the card business that art attracts and copy sells, and that’s certainly true for me.  I look for something visually appealing that I think she’ll like, and start reading. Often it’s what it doesn’t say that will seal the deal.

Do you go for something funny, sentimental, cute?

It can be any of the above. Might depend on the year she had.  If the card is a nostalgic “remember when” approach, it might be funny. If it’s about our relationship now, I may even go mushy. Maybe I’ll even confess to some adolescent mischief she was unaware I’d engaged in.

What do you want to say to your mom on Mother’s Day?

Regardless of whether it’s sweet or funny, I want her to know that I love her and value all that she’s done.

Do you acknowledge any other moms on Mother’s?

Even though I’ve been divorced for many years, I still send my former mother-in-law a card for Mother’s Day. She’s played a part in many of my children’s happiest memories, and has always been a loving presence in their lives.

What do you think moms expect on Mother’s Day?

I think they want to be remembered for the many things they’ve done. All the little things – like making 48,600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Free Card from 4/26 through 5/06

Don’t miss out on your chance to get a FREE card from Cardstore! From today (April 26th) through May 6th, Cardstore is giving away a free card to all of our biggest fans. Just enter the code LUVMOM at checkout and get your mom a free card for Mother’s Day. Enjoy!

 

 

Funny Mother’s Day Card Inspiration

If you want to make your mom laugh this Mother’s Day, take a look at Cardstore’s selection of funny Mother’s Day cards. Below,  you can check out a sampling of some of our laugh out loud Mother’s Day cards to inspire you to find the perfect Mother’s Day card to share a chuckle. The variety of funny Mother’s Day cards ensure that there’s a card perfect for all the moms in your life–celebrate the hilarious moments of motherhood with your sister, or send a comic card to Grandma for Mother’s Day. All you need to decide next is what funny message you’ll write inside to say happy Mother’s Day with a smile!

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Pictured above, from top to bottom: Genie Wishes Funny Mother’s Day Card, Thanks for the Support Funny Mother’s Day Card, Making June Cleaver Look Bad Funny Mother’s Day Card, Grandma Confession Funny Mother’s Day Card, Listen to Mom Funny Mother’s Day Card, Run Away Funny Mother’s Day Card

Be sure to check out all of our funny Mother’s Day cards to get Mom laughing!

Who Should We Send to Mama? We need your vote!

Vote now to help us decide which Finalist should win a trip to surprise their Mom or mama-figure on Mother’s Day! These entries are so awesome that we couldn’t pick one!  Remember, the top vote-getter (whoever’s video makes the most people weep, gasp or shoot coffee out of their noses) will get to surprise their Mama on Mother’s Day!

You can vote once per day for your favorite submission between April 23 -27, 2012. And, check it out, for every vote you cast you will receive one (1) entry into the Cardstore.com ‘Send a Little You’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10 Cardstore.com bank gift card. Don’t forget to share your favorite entry on Facebook or Twitter so your friends can vote and enter to win, too!

Celebrate all Moms!

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, now is a good time to start thinking about all the moms in your life. Even though we call the holiday “Mother’s Day,” it’s really a day to take some time and appreciate all the special women in your life – which to many of us, can mean more than just our own moms – and Cardstore.com gets that. Whether you’re looking for a card for your Grandmother, Sister, Aunt or Wife, we have the perfect choices ready for you.

 

Maybe this is a 1st Mother’s Day for one of your friends, and we just know any mom-to-be would love getting a Mother’s Day card to celebrate!  Personalized Mother’s Day cards are great for every mom from A to Z, so have fun by adding a photo and their name, plus, you can add your very own signature too! Our Mother’s Day Shipping Cutoff is 5.6.12! View our Holiday Shipping Schedule for more details. CS SC MDayBlog2bottom 04182012; Celebrate all Moms!

Administrative Professionals’ Day: Create a Thank You Card

Administrative Professionals’ Day is on Wednesday, April 25th–which means that you have just enough time to create a thank you card for the invaluable members of your office who make the days go by smoothly. With Cardstore’s diversity of thank you cards, you can select a custom card that matches their personality and style. Stick to a professional design with a simple and clean thank you card, or look for something a little more quirky to convey your gratitude with color and a bold message. Send a smiling thank you from everyone in the office by adding a photo to one of Cardstore’s photo thank you cards. Whatever personalized thank you card you choose, just add a few sincere sentences to celebrate the contributions they make year round and share your appreciation.

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Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Mom Photos and Our Favorite Cards

Check out how some of our Cardstore staff pair their favorite photos of their moms with  their favorite Mother’s Day cards. Erin, Emily, and Cindi selected some of their treasured photos to create photo Mother’s Day cards sure to send a smile and capture a heartwarming photo memory with their mom.

cindi; Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Mom Photos and Our Favorite CardsCindi paired a photo of her and her mom with Cardstore’s Pink Stripe Mom photo Mother’s Day card.

erin1; Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Mom Photos and Our Favorite CardsErin selected a photo of her and her mom at birth to pair with Cardstore’s Always Been There photo Mother’s Day card, showing that her mom has been there for her from the start with a photo.

Emily and her mom; Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Mom Photos and Our Favorite CardsEmily combined a photo of her (and her adorable husky, Ivann) with a smiling photo of her mom, and put them in Cardstore’s Like Mother, Like Daughter photo Mother’s Day card to make clear that the likeness between her and her mom is undeniable (and she’s proud of it)!

Now that you’ve seen how we’ve done it, which photo will you add to the perfect photo Mother’s Day card?

Add Custom Artwork to Mother’s Day Cards

You know that at Cardstore you can personalize your cards with custom photos, your digital signature, and whatever message your heart desires. But, some of our Mother’s Day cards sparked a new idea for personalization–custom art! Distant relatives (or even family nearby!) will love receiving homemade art from your son or daughter. Just commission your child to create some stunning art inspired by their grandma, aunt, or other lovely lady deserving some Mother’s Day attention. The steps are simple to send artistic Mother’s Day cards!

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Select a priceless piece of homemade art and scan.

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Choose one of our Mother’s Day cards with frames, perfect for showcasing your son or daughter’s creation.

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Personalize your Mother’s Day card with all the special details like her name or nickname, the details of your son or daughter’s work of art, and whatever heartfelt Mother’s Day message you compose and send to grandma or auntie to share a Mother’s Day card that will stay up on the fridge all year long!

Cards pictured: Cardstore Homemade Picture Mother’s Day card and Wheelbarrow Mother’s Day Masterpiece card

Happy Easter!

Here’s hoping that you are spending this Easter Sunday with all your loved ones, and enjoying a day of spring flowers and egg-hunting!

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Staff Favorites: Mother’s Day Cards

We love all of our cards at Cardstore, but there’s a few that we can’t help coming back to again and again. For Mother’s Day, there are almost too many good options, and with the variety of great moms out there, that’s a good thing! Find the perfect card for your mom, aunt, grandma, daughter, or friend who really makes motherhood look easy by taking a look at some of our Mother’s Day staff favorites below. And, if you want to find a favorite of your own, be sure to take a look at the huge variety of Mother’s Day cards onsite. Whether you want personalized Mother’s Day cards with custom photos, funny Mother’s Day cards sure to send a smile, or some mixture of both, you’ll be sure to find one perfect for every great mom in your life.

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Definition of Mother Photo Mother’s Day Card

Mom Photo Tree Photo Mother’s Day Card

Purple I Love You Banner Mother’s Day Card for Grandma

Child Proofed House Funny Mother’s Day Card

Needlepoint Bad Ass Mutha Funny Mother’s Day Card

Cuddle Love Photo Mother’s Day Card