Sunday, July 7, 2013

Birthday Thank You's with Cardstore!

This post is sponsored by Cardstore
All opinions are 100% my own.

As you may know by now, summertime means birthday time around our Lemon Tree Dwelling! As someone who used to work in a school, having summer babies was something that was really important to me...and I was lucky enough to have all three of my girls in the summer months! So, along with sprinklers and sunscreen, our summers are filled with birthday cake, balloons, and....of course....presents! SO MANY presents!! Between grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and neighbors and friends, my kids make a serious haul! By the time we reach the end of birthday season, we have a houseful of new toys and a week's worth of thank you cards to write. And if there's one thing that can stress this mom of three out more than anything, it's thank you cards!!

I used to be so good at them....I would get them out the week after the presents were given, I would include a cute photo of the birthday girls, and I would have the kiddos help by "writing" their own little message on each card. And then, as it happens when you have three kids, life started feeling crazy. REALLY crazy!! And for the past two years, I've been lucky to get thank you cards out at all....forget about the fact that they're a month late!! I go with the "better late than never" philosophy.....(that's okay when you have three kids, right?!?)

Well, if you ask my family and friends, of course it's okay! They know better than anyone just how busy life can be. But. Even if it's okay with them, it's NOT okay with me! Thank you cards hang over my head like a black cloud, and by the time I finally get them out (a month late) I am plagued with so much guilt, I hardly even feel any relief. Until now!! I don't know why I've never thought of making online thank you cards before, but now that I have, I'm not sure I'll ever do it any other way! They're quick, they're cute, they're easy to make, and with Cardstore, you can personalize everything about it! From the photos to the font to the colors to the messages inside and out, everything about these cards is specific to YOU! They even have the option of including a photo and message on the back.....

....which is the cutest thing ever! They have hundreds of different photo card templates to choose from, as well as holiday cards, stationery, invitations, birthday cards, baby announcements, and so much more! I have never seen so many different, fun options in one place....and I have never made an online card that gave me so much creative freedom! I am definitely not the most tech savvy person....but I do love to be creative! Cardstore is the best of both worlds. And the very best part of all? They do all the work! Once you hit the "order" button, they do everything from printing to folding to even printing the return address on the envelopes! All you have to do is finish addressing them and take them to the post office.....(or, if you want, they can even mail them for you!) AMAZING! Guilt-free, creative, super cute, and more timely than I could ever be - thank you cards (or any cards) from Cardstore just made my life a whole lot easier! Too bad it took me 7 (!) years to figure it out! Oh well....better late than never (right?)

Go see for yourself! And make your life a whole lot easier, too!


Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling...
I hope you feel right at home!


  1. Love all the pictures of Nora. This is cute enough to frame. ☺

  2. Beautiful cards Cathy - thank you for sharing! I'll keep the Cardstore in mind for my hubby's birthday which is July 17th :)


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