Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry My Way Through This Cardstore Review

So I was recently offered the opportunity to create a card and review it for this lovely stationery site called cardstore.com   Ever hear of it? Obviously, a paper good snob like me couldn't pass up a moment like this.

Right away I knew I was going to create a card for Baby B.
I'm not much a of a journal person (says the person who writes a blog) but I love the idea of writing quick little notes for Baby B to read when it he grows up. You know something I can throw in his face when he's a disgruntled teenager plotting my death in his on-line manifesto.

Customizing your photo cards with this site couldn't be easier. You just simply upload a pic, type a short message, add a signature and leave the delivery to them. Yep, that's right they'll send it to the recipient for you!You can even import addresses to make delivery a breeze. There are also a ton of cute designs to choose from. I chose this Totally In Love design to create my card but the word bubble and holiday photo cards are also some of my faves.
The best part is you don't even have to step foot in a store!

I have to admit I was assuming I would be receiving one of those thin-glossy-photo-paper-like cards but they are printed on nice quality card stock. It's like your very own "Hallmark-ish" type of quality card.
The only thing I would note is that I thought it would be more fun if there were more color options for the different templates. If you're anything like me then you like to coordinate with the colors of your photograph and sometimes it can be difficult to match when there are pre-set colors. Hopefully, this is something the team at cardstore will consider in the future!

Over all, I love this site and I think you will too. So if you're looking for some one-of-a kind personalized cards to send out for any special occasion I highly recommend you check out cardstore.com pronto!

Now if you'll excuse me I need to back to some ugly crying.
Today is my last day home with my little bear.
Tomorrow I return to the work world. To say I am not handling it well would be an understatement.
Last night I had a melt down in the middle of the toilet paper aisle at Target.....which was odd because I wasn't even there for toilet paper.
My heart hurts thinking about leaving this little guy. For the past few weeks I have tried to hold it together but now that it's here.... well, I think only a tranquilizer could help.
Perhaps you'd like to come and pet and braid my hair as I lie in the fetal position and ugly cry and tell me everything is going to be okay and then shhhh.......slip me some Valium.
AND now cardstore.com is suddenly wondering where this review all went wrong.

**Disclaimer:The lovely people at Cardstore.com sent me a promo code for purchase of one free card. I was in no way paid for my opinions (trust me, you think they'd pay me for this?)
As always, the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.


Amy W said...

Oh my, this made me laugh. I'm so sorry you're headed back to work, though. I worked from home for an entire year with my first babe and even that seemed hard. PS- Super cutie card.

mari of {crab+fish} said...

Be brave!! Many hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

It's ok...I have had to do the same thing with both of my boys...no matter how much time you have home with them when they are babies, it's just not enough!!! Don't worry...just handle it one day at a time. Each day I would leave the day care and say "I can do this today!" and I would immerse myself in work! :) Good luck! Andrea ariddle21@hotmail.com

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