Make the Cutest Personalized Card for Mother’s Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.

mothers-day-ideasi would say becoming a mom is one of my biggest accomplishments in life. although some would say it’s one of the hardest jobs you could ever have, it has been the best job i’ve ever had. staying up through the night with a sick child, worrying that i made the best decisions for them, homework, and driving them to all their practices and events may be tough on me, but just having one of them whisper in my ear that they love me, makes it all worth it. i wouldn’t trade the job of “mom” for any other job in the world.

the “world’s toughest job” by American Greetings. have you seen this video?

American Greetings decided to create a job posting for the “pretend” company, Rethom Inc. (the word “Mother” spelled backwards), based on everything moms do under the title ‘Director of Operations’ and posted it online and in printed ad spaces across the country. it resulted in 2.7MM impressions, however the Cardstore only had 24 inquiries for the job. the job description outlined all of the tasks of a mother without revealing the job was indeed a mom. watch as you see the job applicant’s reactions as they are being interview….and be sure to watch till the end!

the first time i saw this video, it was very emotional for me. for one, it’s always great to be reminded that we need to appreciate our moms for all they do and have done for us. i know my mom has sacrificed a lot throughout my life for me…and until i became a mom myself, it was hard to comprehend what all that meant. and two, many times i feel like i don’t do enough…that i am not a good enough mom for my boys…i have written some of my thoughts about that here. but that’s not the case. we as moms sacrifice our lives as we knew it, for our children. the job may be hard, but it can be the most rewarding one you will ever have.

and although, i feel the job description on the video was a bit severe when it came to never being able to rest or having time to eat…there are times when this can be the case on many occasions. you never get to rest at being a mom, you always hold that title, and constantly have your children on your mind. a mother’s mind never rests…but i am pretty sure most moms would have it any other way.

you just might want to make her a card for this Mother’s Day. and you can do so at the Cardstore.

i made this personalized Mother’s Day card at the Cardstore for my mom. it’s not an e-card. it’s a printed greeting card that gets mailed. it was my first time ever ordering a personalized greeting card online. now i’m hooked! it was so much fun picking out the card template and SO EASY to add my own photos that i can’t imagine not making an adorable card like this for every special occasion.

i was able to connect to my online social media sites, such as my instagram account, and choose photos to add to my design, straight from the Cardstore website. when i have to search for photos, i tend to not get projects done. that is why i loved this service.


plus, i was able to customize the entire card…the front, the inside, and even the back.


and even better, the Cardstore prints and mails your card for you. that’s right…they add the postage, your return address and the address of the recipient to the envelope and mail it right out for you…or on the date you request. any day of the year…you can even schedule an entire year of cards at once. talk about being organized. and the price? $3.69 or less plus postage. what a deal.

plus, here’s a special deal….use PROMO CODE CCF4249 to get your Mother’s Day Card for only $2.49

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore.
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Holiday Gift Ideas | Uncommon Goods

This post is curated by Uncommon Goods.

when i am shopping for Christmas gifts, i love to find unique and quirky items to give. it’s probably the artist in me that likes to have gifts with character, the more unique and eclectic, the better. Uncommon Goods speaks my language. this online shop has things you don’t see in the everyday stores. their unique designs and handcrafted gifts are created in harmony with the environment, without harm to animals or people. i love that they provide a platform for artists and designers, where half of what they sell is made by hand. and most of the products they sell are made here in the USA.

Uncommon Goods is a company that has a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way. besides the fact that i adore the creative gifts they sell, it makes me happy to buy items from a company with core values such as these.

as i was putting together gift guides to share with you, i went through the Uncommon Goods website and gathered a bunch of my favorite items. you can also visit my Uncommon Goods Pinterest Board to see more of my favorite picks since there were too many to include on this gift guide.

you always need to have a few gifts on-hand for that unexpected gift giver or a gift for the hostess at a holiday party. any of these fun and unique items would be perfect. my personal favorites are the Soup and Sandwich tray and the Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag which would make a great hostess gift if it was filled with a treat. plus, you can see more great holiday gifts here.


1. Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo  |  2. Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag  |  3. Kinetic Sand
4. Warm or Cool Face Mugs  |  5. Flavor Infused Water Bottle
6. Soda Can Speaker  |  7. Christmas Flowers & Candy Garden

between school teachers, grandmas, moms and sisters, i have a lot of women to get Christmas gifts for. Uncommon Goods has a great selection of gifts for women which you can see here. if i was buying a gift for myself, i would love any of the items below.Holiday Gift Ideas for Women

1. State Aprons   |  2. iPhone Charger  |  3. Embroidered Paisley Belt  |  4. Family Glassware
5.  Micro Garden  |  6. Mother and Child Necklace

i always think handmade gifts are the most special gifts to receive, and i even know many people who only buy handmade. Uncommon Goods has a great selection of handmade gifts that are crafted by artists and designers here in the USA. below are a few of my favorite items that would make great gifts. you can see more handmade gifts on their website.

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

1. Nimbus Cloud Serving Board  |  2. Origami Hair Pins  |  3. Wooden Popsicle Coasters
4. Wooden Plates  |  5. Wooden Clutch  |  6. Eco-Dough  |  7. Flower Pendant

 and there are a lot more fabulous things on the Uncommon Goods website. go check them out here. and stay tuned for more Holiday Gift Guides which i will be sharing on Popsicle Blog this week.

{This is a sponsored post on behalf of Uncommon Goods. all thoughts and opinions are a bazillion times my own.}