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Be the Bestest BFF

Everyone has a BFF–but do you know how to be the bestest BFF? It’s no easy feat–being a great BFF takes some serious effort! With Friendship Day coming up on August 4th, now is the perfect time for you to brush up on your BFF skills. Here’s an easy list of questions that only a best friend could answer with a yes. Can you?

  • Are you there when the going gets tough?
  • Do you pick up your phone when she calls late?
  • Do you answer texts?
  • Do you make sure to never flake on plans without advance warning?
  • Do you know how to make her laugh?
  • Do you say what she needs to hear, instead of just what she wants to hear?
  • Do you prioritize keeping in touch, even when things get hectic?
  • Do you know all her favorite stuff–colors, food, and places?
  • Do you know just what to say to cheer her up?
  • Do you have an arsenal of shared memories that make you both crack up laughing?
  • Do you have somewhere that’s your special spot to meet?
  • Can you talk for hours, without getting bored?
  • Can you sit together without worrying about awkward silences?

What sort of things do you value in your BFF?

Christmas in July Party Ideas – A 12 Step Guide

Just in time for July 25th – we’ve got some fresh and fun Christmas in July Party ideas to help you throw a summer Christmas party that won’t soon be forgotten! If you like what you see, share on!
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The History of Parents’ Day: July 28th, 2013

You may have celebrated your mom and dad a ton these past few months with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but Parents’ Day is the ideal opportunity to  celebrate all the important parents in your community, and for parents and children to honor their special bond. Parents’ Day is on Sunday, July 28th this year, which means that it is the perfect day to celebrate as a whole family and engage in bonding activities.

Many people don’t know that Parents’ Day is a National holiday that was formally established in 1994 by President Bill Clinton to highlight the importance of a family upbringing to the community.  Parents’ Day falls on the fourth Sunday of each July and  many churches, synagogues and mosques celebrate Parents’ Day to honor the families that make their community whole.

If none of your local organizations are celebrating Parents’ Day this year,  why don’t you find a way to celebrate your favorite family activities as a child? Compile a list of possible activities to re-create the memories of your childhood and celebrate the great job your parents did. If you can’t get together with your parents for Parents’ Day, send a card to them and all the amazing parents you know who put the special family bond before work and other priorities this year. A family dynamic is worth celebrating and worth passing on from generation to generation; take this day to honor the family values your parents instilled in you!

Happy 4th of July! Stock up and Save

We at Cardstore would love to wish you a happy 4th of July–filled with plenty of BBQ, USA love, and fireworks! To make your 4th of July celebrations that much more fun, we’re offering 40% off all cards and free stamps. That means that today  is the perfect day to select all the cards you might need in the upcoming months. Don’t just get a couple cards–use our future send option (which allows you to schedule cards to be sent in the future)–to stock up on all your stationery needs! Ensure that birthdays, anniversaries, and other special days don’t go unnoticed. Personalize and schedule your cards today! And then, get back to your 4th of July celebrations!

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Funny Father’s Day Cards

If your Dad is the one who always leaves you in stitches, whether intentionally or not, why not celebrate him with some humor this Father’s Day? For those Dads who are still learning some of the recent updates to technology, hearing them talk about things like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can be hysterical. One of the funny Father’s Day cards Cardstore is featuring this year is a Father’s Day Dadism Tribute to a Dad talking about “the facetalk.” This funny Father’s Day card gives you the perfect chance to commemorate one of your favorite “Dadisms” in a sweet and funny way he’ll definitely laugh about.

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Featured Cards: Hall of Fame Card, Father’s Day Dadism Tribute, Photo Head Grilling Dad

If your Dad is fond of a good laugh, why not celebrate him this Father’s Day with some of Cardstore’s funniest Father’s Day cards? With personalized details like adding his photo to a funny scene, along with hysterical messages, funny Father’s Day cards are the perfect way to celebrate those god-humored Dads who love to laugh at themselves. Check out some of our picks below for the funniest Father’s Day cards this year, and be sure to look at the rest on Cardstore.com to find a card that fits your Dad perfectly. What are some of the things your Dad does that are sure to crack you up?

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Featured Cards: Father’s Day Chart, Funny Dad and Daughter Translator, Baby Pee Card

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

How many times have you given a tie to Dad or Grandpa for Father’s Day when you couldn’t think of any better gift idea? Inspired by this Father’s Day card featuring the stat “65% of Dads would rather receive nothing than receive another tie,” we thought coming up with some alternative Father’s Day gifts would be the best way to help you celebrate Dad this year. Paired with some of our favorite Father’s Day cards, there’s no better way to thank Dad for all he does. Check out our list of ideas below for some DIY and last-minute gift ideas that are sure to impress him much more than another tie ever could.

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1. Does Dad have a sweet tooth? Tell him how much you love him to pieces with this cute jar of Reese’s Pieces featuring some DIY details.

2. If Dad loves his beer, why not grab one that has an adorable note already attached? Check out this tutorial to find a creative way to dress up one of his favorite brews. If Dad takes his beers very seriously, why not order him a beer flight sampler paddle that can even be engraved with his name, or sign him up for a beer of the month club!

3. Is Dad a total techie? Get him a gift that gives throughout the year, like a subscription to a great magazine! If he loves learning about new gadgets, choose a magazine like Wired to keep his interest piqued for months on end.

4. If your Dad is absolutely in love with his sports teams, maybe the best gift for him is something like this iphone case featuring his favorite team’s logo! As long as it’s personalized with his favorite team or sport, you can’t go wrong.

To round out some of these great gift ideas, be sure to include a great Father’s Day card that fits his personality. The combination of a one of a kind, personalized card and a thoughtful gift will help to make this Father’s Day especially memorable. Are you planning on getting Dad something outside of the box and unexpected this upcoming Father’s Day?

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Featured Cards: Number One Baseball Player, Father’s Day Blueprint Design, Dad Photos With Robots, Free Beer for Dad

First Father’s Day for Grandpa

Did you ever notice while growing up that some of the best advice you ever got was from your Grandpa? He was always the coolest man you knew, and could tell a million stories at the drop of a hat. Whether taking you to a baseball game, holding your ballet slippers as you got ready for the big show, or firing up the BBQ for your favorite dinner, Grandpas are always there when you need them. If you have a baby on the way or a newborn, we think it’s a great idea to celebrate that incredible Grandpa for the first time with Father’s Day cards for Grandpa. Celebrating what wisdom he’s sure to bring, all while getting into plenty of trouble with his first grandchild in tow, Father’s Day cards for a first-time Grandpa are especially meaningful. With Father’s Day approaching on Sunday, June 16, there’s no better way to thank Grandpa for how much he already does for your little one, or tell him how you’re looking forward to seeing him with his very first grandchild. Do you have a new Grandfather in your life you’ll be celebrating for the first time this year?

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Featured Cards: Promotion to Granddad, New Grandpa Lions, Cute Grandpa Dog, Super Smart Grandpa Photo

Celebrate Dad Like Only You Can This Father’s Day

Even though we just finished celebrating the fantastic Mothers in our lives, it’s time to start thinking about honoring Dad! Coming up on Sunday, June 16th, this Father’s Day, we’re all about the personalized touches. Everyone’s relationship with their Dad is special in its own way, so why not celebrate what makes him the best Dad ever in a way only he can appreciate? Inspired by some of Cardstore’s Father’s Day cards which give you great personalized options like filling in speech bubbles with things he’s say, making a list of what you love most about him, and creating a special tribute just for him, we think it’s a great idea to make Dad’s day extra-special in an unconventional way this year.

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Featured Cards: Photos and Speech Bubbles for Dad, Father and Son Similarities, Father’s Day Magazine

What are some of the ways that you celebrate Father’s Day in a way your Dad will really love? Be sure to check out our Father’s Day board on Pinterest for even more inspiration for Father’s Day activities and gifts.

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Featured Cards: Funny Dad And Daughter Translator, We Love Dad List, Father’s Day Dadism Tribute

Cooking With Mom – Sharing Favorite Recipes

For many kids and adults, some of their favorite memories with Mom have been spent in the kitchen or around the dinner table. Whether she was whipping up a batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies or making your favorite birthday meal, cooking with Mom is a memory that never fades. Many of us have such distinct memories of the food our Mothers have made over the years that a whiff of her home-made lasagna can bring back memories of family gatherings and stories.

For Mother’s Day, whether you’re celebrating with a special Mother’s Day brunch or recreating some of your Mom’s recipes for your own children, we think it’s incredibly important to share those recipes and memories from the one who started it all- your mom. If you’re thinking about gift ideas, compiling some of your favorite recipes together that Mom has made over the years is a sweet way to show her how much you pay attention to what she contributes to every event.

A few of Cardstore’s own Mother’s Day cards are kitchen and cooking-themed, perfect for that Mom or Grandma who always has something fresh coming out of the oven. Picking a card that lets you personalize the front with details about what you love most about her is another fun way to give Mom a shout out about some of your favorite things she’s made over the years. What are some of your favorite recipes passed down from your Mom?

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Featured Cards: Grandma’s Kitchen and Cafe, It’s Not Spoiling if Grandma Does it,  Top 3 Mom Things

The Story Behind the Card: Monster Truck Mama Mother’s Day Card

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it can be really easy to pick out a generic Mother’s Day card that thanks mom for all she has done for you through the years. While that’s sweet and certainly genuine, giving mom one of those cards can sometimes seem to be lacking a personal element that shows off what an incredibly unique and amazing mom she has really been. That’s where this week’s Story Behind the Card comes in: how to celebrate Mother’s Day by showing Mom you know what makes her really special and different from every other Mom.

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This Mother’s Day, why not take a similar cue and personalize a card that shows you love Mom for just being who she is, and for inspiring you to be yourself too. Whether you’re celebrating her passion for running half-marathons, obsession with Jane Austen novels, or even her love of monster trucks, it’s a cute way to emphasize what a unique role she plays in your life. What makes your mom really stand out?

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Featured Cards: Mom Bulldog, One Hell of a Mom, Mom’s Sale Training