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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.

CS SC BLG 04102013 SHELF feat; The Story Behind the Card: Monster Truck Mama Mothers Day CardTwo of Cardstore’s designers, Becca and Elizabeth, were looking to create a Mother’s Day card that could be personalized with a statement that shows what makes an individual mom stand out, so they came up with a card featuring a fabulous Monster Truck Mama. The card was originally going to call out Mom’s skills in the kitchen, but Becca and Elizabeth quickly realized the card was forgetting about all the non-conventional, extraordinary moms who brighten their children’s lives with their one-of-a-kind interests and passions. Inspired by Elizabeth’s own love of monster trucks, this card became a celebration of all the moms who don’t necessarily fit in the conventional mom box.

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

The Story Behind the Card: Long Distance Mother’s Day Cards

Cardstore’s peek into the story behind the card this week comes from our designer Emily, and her experiences with spending Mother’s Day away from her mom who lives in Houston. Having moved away from her family, Emily really wanted a card that expressed how far she sends her love to her mom every year, no matter the distance or where she’s living. With this as inspiration, Emily created the Mother’s Day card entitled A Mother’s Day Wish From Here to There that celebrates how she’s sending her love from San Francisco all the way to Houston.

As kids grow up and move away, spending Mother’s Day away from home has become almost second nature to many daughters and sons. Thanks to Emily’s very personal Mother’s Day card design, Cardstore now has other long distance Mother’s Day cards that show how no matter the distance, you’ll always be there to send her your love and appreciation. How far away will you be from mom this Mother’s Day, and how do you plan on letting her know you’re thinking of her no matter the miles?

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Featured Cards: A Mother’s Day Wish From Here to There, Grandma Across the Miles, Home is Where Your Mom is, Love Bunches Mom

Celebrating Firsts – First Mother’s Day Cards

For any new mom or mom-to-be, the first Mother’s Day is an especially memorable celebration that often doesn’t get as much attention as it should. This Mother’s Day, Cardstore is trying to help remedy that with a line of adorable Mother’s Day cards meant just for a new mom. Whether it’s being celebrated with a brand new baby or one who’s due to arrive soon, the first Mother’s Day deserves some special recognition. Paired with a thoughtful gift (check out our Pinterest board for plenty of inspiration!) or a sweet gesture like doing diaper duty for the day or making her all-time favorite dinner, a new mom Mother’s Day card helps to make the celebration extra-special.

 

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Featured Cards: A New Mom in the Nest, 1st Mother’s Day, First Mom Day

You can even extend the celebration to a first time grandma with a sweet Mother’s Day card for new grandmas that is sure to make her day. Whether it’s anticipation and excitement for the arrival of a little one or the overwhelming love for a brand new baby, Mother’s Day cards for new moms celebrate what a special time it is in the life of a new mom.

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Featured Cards: Mother-To-Be Watercolor, New Grandma Floral, Adorable Mom To Be

Count Your Blessings – Religious Mother’s Day Cards

Every family has their own special Mother’s Day traditions, whether it’s breakfast in bed, a spa day for the lady of the house, or taking over laundry duties for the day, but it seems that many involve a morning at church. Mother’s Day is the day of the year with the highest church attendance behind Easter and Christmas, suggesting many moms love a quiet morning at church with their family members. Cardstore has been inspired by this statistic to create plenty of new religious Mother’s Day cards for this year’s celebration that fit in perfectly for mom’s desire for a sweet and sincere day.

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Featured Cards: A Blessing of a Grandmother, Godmother Floral With Butterflies

Decorated in shades of pastel and featuring flowers or watercolor designs next to beautiful messages saying what a blessing she is in your life, religious Mother’s Day cards show just how much you’re thinking of her this Mother’s Day. Whether the card is personalized with a photo or a sweet note inside, any mom, grandmother, or godmother will notice what a thoughtful gesture it is. If your mom has expressed her desire to go to church this Mother’s Day, why not combine it with a religious Mother’s Day card to make the day even more special?

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Featured Cards: A Mother’s Joy Faith and Love, God Gave Me Mom, A Wife is a Blessing

Trend Alert: Watercolors in Cards

Our Cardstore artists are always on the lookout for the best up-and-coming ideas and latest trends in the card world. We take pride in creating cards our customers love that are on-trend and with the most stylish designs. You’ll see that this spring they have really enjoyed using the latest trend in designs- cards featuring watercolor details. It is a vibrant and seasonally-relevant trend they just couldn’t resist! Check out our Easter greetings, Mother’s Day cards and more, cards featured this watercolor design. (Bonus, not only are they beautiful- they’re also perfect to personalize!)

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Featured Cards: Hallelujah Easter, World in Bloom, Religious Purple Flower Easter

If you’re shopping for Easter cards now, be sure to look at Cardstore’s many Easter greeting cards featuring floral details and colors done in beautiful pastel shades. Whether adding a family name to the card, a favorite photo, or a personalized message inside, Easter cards with a touch of watercolor are perfect to send to family and friends.

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Featured Cards: Mom Love, Mom Watercolor and Photo, Mother and Grandmother Flowers

In case you’re already looking ahead to Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th!), why not browse some of the lovely Mother’s Day cards featuring a watercolor style? Moms will absolutely adore the gorgeous colors and details that make for such a sweet and subtle greeting. Add a photo of the two of you together and a personalized note to let your mom know why she deserves the best Mother’s Day yet.

Are there any trends you’re particularly excited about this spring?

Happy May Day! Mother’s Day Flowers Inspiration

Today’s the first day of May, and we’ve decided to celebrate May Day with as many spring flowers as possible! Below, check out some of our Mother’s Day cards featuring bright blooms – they’re the perfect way to send flowers to your mom, grandma, or mama-figure this Mother’s Day and get inspired by spring at the same time. When is Mother’s Day? It’s this month – May 13th! Set your reminders today. mothers day flowers; Happy May Day! Mothers Day Flowers InspirationLeft to Right, Top to Bottom:

Painted Flower Frame Photo Mother’s Day Card

Watercolor Rose Mother’s Day Card

Flowers For My Aunt Mother’s Day Card

Mothers Daffodils Mother’s Day Card

Multicolor Flowers Mother’s Day Card

Colorful Flower Feel Special Mother’s Day Card

Pink Flower Grandma Mother’s Day Card

Orange Flower Mom Mother’s Day Card

Banner Flower Mother’s Day Card

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!

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?