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New Ecka & Pecka Designer Cards!

Have you caught a glimpse of some of the new Ecka and Pecka cards up at Cardstore yet? Ecka and Pecka designer cards blend sophisticated design with whimsy and color to create cards that are perfect for a wide audience. With an array of eye-catching typography and unusual color combinations, Ecka and Pecka cards are in a league of their own. Beyond their innovative design, however, Ecka and Pecka designs are totally funny with their own brand of humor–go read a few, and see if you can resist smiling!

One of the cutest parts about Ecka and Pecka designs is their name–which, according to the artist website, are the names of the “designer’s niece Avery’s (age 3) imaginary friends, more specifically, her children.  Avery is married to Better Better, who is ‘brown’. Ecka favors her father, and is also brown, while Pecka favors her Mother who is ‘blond’. Unfortunately, Better Better has to work three jobs to support them. Both Ecka and Pecka have briefly held positions as zoo keepers and really enjoy Easter egg hunts.”

Below is a choice sampling of a few of our favorites, but you can select a few of your own favorite Ecka and Pecka cards onsite!

Ecka & Pecka Cards Pictured: Boo Birthday Birthday Card, HBDAY Birthday Card, and Age is Not Years Birthday Card.

How to say Happy Birthday in a personalized way!

Celebrating a birthday is special, and sending a personalized greeting card from Cardstore is the perfect way to add your unique wishes to the day. Once you’ve picked out the card, it’s nice to include your own personal message, but finding the right words can be tricky.

A couple points to keep in mind include who the card is for as well as the design and tone you’ve chosen. If you’re sending a funny card, you may want to say something witty or amusing to compliment the humor of the card. If you’ve chosen a more heartfelt or traditional card, try writing something from the heart – a message that is sweet and sincere. Another good thing to think about is simply what you would want to say to your recipient if you were talking to them in person on their birthday.

Once you have a better idea of where you’re headed, the rest will come a little easier. Check out the list of fun and heartfelt birthday messages we’ve put together below for a little inspiration, and remember, have fun personalizing your cards and enjoy knowing you’ll be brightening someone’s day!

  • Wishing you lots of fun and surprises on your special day!
  • Thinking of you with love on your birthday.
  • Hoping all your birthday wishes come true.
  • Birthdays put the magic in your years!
  • Enjoy all the happy moments of your special day.
  • Here’s wishing you love and laughter on your birthday.
  • Hope birthday magic helps make your wishes come true!
  • May your birthday be filled with wonderful surprises!
  • Wishing you the best birthday ever…full of smiles, laughter, and love!

Christmas in July Party Idea 12: Movies

Christmas in July Movies

Bonus Tip: Home Alone never gets old, either (and we know it’s a guilty pleasure of yours)!

Christmas in July Party Idea 11: Iced Mulled Wine

Christmas in July Iced Mulled Wine

Bonus Tip:  To see this recipe and more mixology ideas, visit >>

PS – If you’re going to serving alcohol, make sure your guests have a safe ride home.  It’s not a bad idea to make local taxi numbers available, just in case.

Christmas in July Party Idea 10: Music

Christmas in July Music

Bonus Tip: It may sound cheesy, but those boy bands from back in the day have some great fast-paced tracks on their Christmas CDs.  If you’re in the boogie mood, check out Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, and the New Kids on the Block Christmas mixes for the poppiest Christmas music to dance to.

Milestone Birthday Cards and Invitations: Cause for Celebration

Birthdays are always something worth celebrating, but when a milestone birthday year comes along it calls for special attention! Make the most of every moment by choosing a birthday card that matches the milestone and celebrates the accomplishment. Cardstore milestone birthday cards and milestone birthday invitations draw attention to the birthday year by incorporating their age into the birthday design. Use a sixteenth birthday card to celebrate a sweet 16th friend birthday bash and a new driver’s license. Send a  happy 21st birthday card to celebrate their first legal drink.  Invite friends and family to join with you and celebrate the big 6-0 with a sixtieth birthday invitation. Whether you’re sending a milestone birthday wish or throwing a milestone birthday party, milestone cards show the birthday recipient how important their big steps are to you.

Milestone Birthday Cards pictured: Reserved Birthday Beer 21st Birthday Card & Big Six O Sixtieth Birthday Card

Christmas in July Party Idea 8: Strawberry Santas

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Bonus Tip: See this full recipe and more cool recipe ideas at >>

Christmas in July Party Idea 7: Gingerbread

Christmas in July Gingerbread Men

Bonus Tip: Place cut foil pieces in the shape of swim suites on the cookies that you’re making extra cruncy to make silly ‘tan lines.’

Christmas in July Party Idea 6: Mint Cocktails

Christmas in July Mint Cocktail Recipe

Bonus Tip: Check out this full recipe and more at >>

Christmas in July Party Idea 5: Dinner

Christmas in July Burger Recipe

Bonus Tip: See the full recipe for the Christmas Dinner Burger at >>