I’m a card girl.  I love sending cards for all occasions, and once upon a time was on top of things and sent out Christmas cards to an extended Christmas List of family and friends without fail every year.  Then life got crazy busy, and my card sending has been hit-and-miss.

Since I’m not a newsletter girl (sorry, if you get a Christmas card from me there will be no newsletter included) I like to pick out fun and unique cards to send to family and friends.  Once kids came along, it was nice to be able to send photo cards so those that are disappointed at the lack of a newsletter at least get to see how fast the kids grow from year to year.

One of these days we’ll make the time to get a family photo, since the last one was when Princess Nagger was 2 or 3:


I don’t know how many time I’ve bought Christmas cards with the intent of having each of us sign them, then address the envelopes and mail them out, only to forget about them in the rush between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and end up having 50% of our list end up with New Year cards instead of Christmas cards.  Better late than never, right?

Cardstore to the rescue!  They are super easy to use – when I get ready to pick out my photo cards, I’ll be able to upload the picture, personalize the cards, then proofread to make sure they’re perfect before they’re sent.  I’ve been having fun checking out all the fun designs and options they have available – it’s going to be hard to figure out which one to choose!

I took the site for a test drive by ordering a special individual Christmas card for my best friend (don’t look, Peggy!) – it’s hilarious:


I was able to personalize the inside, I liked the original verbiage but changed ‘bourbon’ to ‘Kahlua’ since I’m not a bourbon drinker. I could have changed it to ‘wine’, but Kahlua goes much better with eggnog:


Notice how simple it is to personalize the cards?  I didn’t share the personal message just in case Peggy’s reading this.  Gotta keep some of the surprise a surprise, right? 

Cardstore is an innovative online resource that removes the hassle from mailing out holiday cards. Once you create your custom cards with personalized pictures, messages, and signature, Cardstore will print, stamp and send the cards for you – helping to take one huge item off your already full holiday to-do list.

I am loving the idea that they will print, stamp and send the cards for me – it motivates me to get the pictures I want to share with family and friends, create the cards and finalize them all so I can forget about them.  This year my friends and family will finally  get their cards in time for Christmas instead of New Year.

If you’re looking for quality and something that will stand out amongst the myriad of cards your family and friends will most likely receive, I highly recommend using Cardstore to personalize your cards, too!

To help you get started, Cardstore is offering 30% off holiday cards from now until 11/26 – totally worth it!

I’ll be back with an update and a sneak peek on the cards I’ll be utilizing Cardstore to do all the work for me this year.

Do you send cards out for the holidays?  If so, when do you get that task done?





Note: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  As usual, all opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources. See my disclosure policy here.