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Father’s Day is June 17, 2012 – Mark Your Calendars

Even though we just celebrated Mother’s Day, it’s never too early to start thinking about dear ol’ Dad. In fact, Father’s Day is just around the corner, Sunday, June 17th. Dads are truly one-of-a-kind, and you probably want to personalize a Father’s Day card that to make it as unique as they are. Whether you want to make them laugh with funny Father’s Day cards, share memories from throughout the years with Father’s Day photo cards, or simply let them know how much they mean to you, has all the options you need to get you started.

Now comes the tricky part, finding just the right words to let Pops know that his card was made with love. If you need a little help finding something to say on the inside of your card, you’ve come to the right place. Every relationship is different, and has its own dynamic.

  • If you and your dad are jokesters, he might appreciate recalling a hilarious memory that was shared, an inside joke, or a line from your favorite comedian.
  • There are those relationships between a father and son, or father and daughter that tend to be more sentimental in nature. In this case, there are different kinds of memories or life events to pull inspiration from. Is there a family trip that is one of your favorites? Are you in a place in life because of wise words of wisdom once imparted on you from your dad? Or do you admire something your Dad has done, big or small, and want to acknowledge him for? What father wouldn’t be touched from being thanked and high-fived for something he did. We know they don’t it for the recognition; they do it because they’re Dad!

The last and most important thing to remember when crafting the perfect card, is to speak from your heart! And if you still seem to be stumped in coming up with just the right message, sometimes a quote can express just the sentiment that was at the tip of your tongue. Here are a few to get you started.

  • Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown. – Unknown
  • Are we not like two volumes of one book? – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
  • It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare
  • The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. – Tim Russert

And don’t forget, you can make it an extra-personalized card by adding your very own signature, too! Our Father’s Day Shipping Cutoff is Sunday, June 10th. View our holiday shipping schedule for more information.

Oh, babies! How our team’s big news inspired a birth announcement frenzy at

There’s something in the water here in our offices- and we’re all pretty psyched about it! Yep, there is a whole group of us expecting babies in the months to come. And, for several of us, this will be our first child- so we’ve all really bonded over this shared rite of passage.

As the months passed, our mommy-to-be chats evolved from describing weird symptoms and indulging ice cream cravings to decorating nurseries and registering for baby showers. Those of us who are further along are now just weeks (or days!) away from our due date, and we are all so excited to meet our babies and to introduce them to the world!

Our excitement was clearly contagious, as our very talented card designers were inspired to add tons of new birth announcements to the Cardstore assortment. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as we just launched over 130 new announcements within the same week that the first of us are due with her baby! We are all so excited to have so many adorable, perfectly personalizable, choices! It took a while (did we mention all the great choices?), but we did each select our faves to use when our time arrives. And we’re super excited to share these adorable announcements with you, too! Whether you’re expecting, know someone who is, or just love cute baby photos, you have to check these out!

But we aren’t stopping there! As mentioned, this is the first pregnancy for many of us, and really value the advice and expertise of those around us. Selecting and creating our birth announcements is no exception. Therefore, we are proud to say we’re launching an entire series of blog posts dedicated to helping you create the perfect, personalized birth announcement for your perfect new baby! So go ahead, start browsing now because we know you’re gonna love what you find. And we’ll be here to help you announce your joy to the world in a style that’s all your own!

Happy Holidays from!

Warmest Wishes for a Happy Holiday from all of us at!

My Mom Is On Facebook!

At the end of my senior year of high school, an older friend told me that facebook was the myspace for college students and that I absolutely had to get one.   Soon after I created my facebook, my younger friends began getting one too, which seemed natural since it was such a good networking tool.  Never would I have imagined, however, that messages would start popping up on my News Feed that I had “5 friends in common” with my best friend’s mom. I began getting friend requests from people like the PTA President of my high school, old elementary school teachers, and my parents’ friends.  I even saw the topic broached on ABC News of grandparents joining Facebook.  Then, the moment I knew would come, my mother came up under my “Suggestions” for friends.  I had been dreading this for a long time; what college student wants their mother to be able to follow them on facebook?  Not only that, but I had to teach her how to work “the facebook”: how to post messages, upload pictures, and even “become a fan” of people like Obama or companies like  But besides the technical part, it’s better than I could have imagined. My mom is content knowing what’s going on in my life and I’m happy because she doesn’t have to ask as many questions.  I just hope she doesn’t figure out how to follow me on Twitter too!

Become a Fan -!

Become a Fan -!

New Feature – ‘Save for Later’

We’re excited about a new feature on called ‘Save for Later’.  This button appears throughout the card personalization process and allows you to save the  greeting card you’re building at any point so you can return to it at a later date.  It’s really handy if you don’t have time to finish your card or decide the photo just isn’t quite right and might need to be re-shot.  Once you return to your account, you can easily find your saved projects in your cart or in the ‘Manage Your Account’ section.  Happy Card Personalizing!


What Color Is Your Birthday?

We’ve had a lot of birthday cards being passed around our office this month, so when I came across this Colorstrology website, it was neat to see what colors corresponded to specific people’s birthdays.   How cute would it be to match the color of a card to a person’s specific birthday color?  I went through and found a few cards to correspond to people in the office (including yours truly):

Julie - July 4th, Lily Green

Julie - July 4th, Lily Green

Kristin - July 9th, Silver Pink

Kristin - July 9th, Silver Pink

Tiffany - July 21, Amber Glow

Tiffany - July 21st, Amber Glow

New Artists on!

Nothing gets us more excited than when new artists join the Cardstore family.  So we’re thrilled to welcome Baumbirdy, John McDonald, and Ink and Paper!  Baumbirdy’s clever designs, John McDonald’s whimsical gnomes,  and Ink and Paper’s use of patterns and colors all are a welcome addition to our paper world.

Father’s Day Cards – Showcase Your Child’s Art!

Father’s Day cards can be turned into memorable gifts when you use the card to display your child’s artwork and photos.  It’s easy!  Just scan in your child’s favorite ‘work of art’, upload it to one of’s photo cards, and then add the artist’s photo to the front, inside or back of the card.  Frame the card for the perfect keepsake.  It will be a gift he’ll never forget!

Father's Day Art and Photo Cards

Father’s Day Art and Photo Cards

Father’s Day Cards Made Personal

I always struggle to find my Dad the perfect gift.  He’s the type of dad that only likes practical gifts, and if he needs anything, he always runs out to buy it before anyone else has a chance to get it for him.  But this year, I’m getting him something he won’t buy for himself, one of our photo cards personalized with photos of the two of us. I wanted to include pictures of us from when I was a kid and from more recent events.  It was so much fun looking through old pictures and finding the perfect ones to scan in.  I have a feeling he’s going to love it, and the card is going to look a lot better on his desk than the books I usually give him! has dozens of Father’s Day Cards you can personalize for your own sweet dad. To allow two days for printing plus shipping, order by June 16th.


90210 Flashback

I just received the nicest thank you note from Jason Priestley and his wife Naomi. They’re expecting a new baby, and wrote to us on one of my favorite Tori Higa thank you cards from their Jewels and Pinstripes bag. The girls in the office went wild over the note, as we all had huge crushes on Jason during his ‘Brandon Walsh’ days. That Naomi is one lucky lady!

Photo Courtesy of John Shearer / Wire Image

Photo Courtesy of John Shearer / Wire Image